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Pause and Revitalize #23: Celebrate Creativity

I want to celebrate creativity today. I’ve started a couple of projects lately but — because everything takes longer than expected — nothing has reached completion. Alas, my paint projects languish.

Instead, most of my time focuses on bookkeeping, boxing items for shipment, taking photos, writing blurbs, visiting estate sales. I will argue that art can envelope any of our endeavors but, let’s face it, some tasks are less exciting than others. The good news is that we are selling things on our Etsy shop.

David and I will transport a gorgeous Mid-Century Modern dining table set from our warehouse today to the booth. It will be fun to arrange things, but I’m itching to get back to those painting projects and finish them.

So today, let’s celebrate creativity in all forms with these inspirational quotes.

Søren-Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author. 1813 – 1855
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“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” Søren-Kierkegaard

Maya Angelou, American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. 1928 – 2014
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“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou

Joseph Chilton Pearce, American author of books on human development and child development. 1926 – 2016
Celebrate Creativity
“To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.” Joseph Chilton Pearce

I try to post Pause and Revitalize posts on my blog every Wednesdays. Here are a few previous ones:

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Henri Matisse quote
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More quotes can be found on the Iris Abbey Pinterest page.

I wish you a very creative day, if not today, then someday soon.

Ann Marie

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Pause and Revitalize #22: Watching Hurricane Matthew

It’s raining Tuesday evening as I check the weather reports on Hurricane Matthew. Tomorrow we’ll gas up the SUV and shop for bottled water, canned goods and batteries. Preparation plans advise stocking up on supplies for 3 to 7 days in case we lose electricity and water.

I just read that canned cat food is better than dry during these storms because it helps cats stay hydrated and they’ll drink less water, a precious commodity.

I imagine thousands of people along the southeast coast bordering on the Atlantic Ocean will be asked to evacuate. Because we’re about 12 miles from the beach, we’re advised to shelter in place. We’ll get plenty of rain and wind — and our creek may flood. Hurricane Matthew will visit us on Friday. Watchful waiting.

Let’s shift over to comforting and encouraging thoughts for all mental health. Remember, whatever you need to do, not only can you do it, but you can do it well. Two of today’s quotes deal with courage — we always have it, thought sometimes we must dig deep. The final quote asks us to imagine we’re angels.

John Wayne, American actor, director, and producer. 1907-1979
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Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. John Wayne
Sir Winston Churchill, British Statesman and Prime Minister. 1874 – 1966
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Success is not final. Failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. Sir Winston Churchill
Luciano de Crescenzo, Italian writer, film actor, director, engineer. (1928 – )
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We are all angels with only one wing. Only when we come together can we fly. Luciano de Crescenzo

See you next week,

Ann Marie

Here are a few previous Pause and Revitalize posts, if you want to immerse yourself in encouraging words as I prepare for Hurricane Matthew.

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread . . .
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Pause and Revitalize #20: Content with Thunderstorms

It’s pouring rain right now, thanks to a Severe Thunderstorm called 93L. We’ll see if she turns into Tropical Storm Julia. When thunderstorms pass through, we don’t blink an eye because it’s still hurricane season in Florida. We blink when a hurricane churns directly toward us.

That’s my good news for today: we’re dealing with a thunderstorm but not a hurricane. Not only that, I accomplished a lot of work today and feel . . . content. I wish you the same.

Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva and patron saint of writers and journalists (1567 – 1622)
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“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.” St. Francis de Sales

Richard Wagner, German composer and conductor (1813 – 1883)

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“Imagination creates reality.” Richard Wagner

Maya Angelou, American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist (1928 – 2014)

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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou
Ann Marie

A sampling of previous Pause and Revitalize posts:

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Pause & Revitalize #19: For the Frazzled

I’ve returned from a day of errands and feel frazzled. Let’s all take a minute to pause & revitalize.

How about words to inspire? These are especially for something new that you’re pursuing.

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“Everything is hard before it is easy.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Carl Sandburg, American poet, writer, and editor, 1978 – 1967
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“I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way.” Carl Sandburg

Marge Piercy, American poet, novelist, and social activist, (1936)
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“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not to be done.” Marge Piercy

I’m beginning to feel more relaxed. How about you?

Ann Marie

A sampling of previous Pause and Revitalize Posts:

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Pause and Revitalize #18

We’re facing rainstorms all week — tomorrow is expected to be the worst. With that in mind,  I’m tossing inspiration to you for whatever storms you’re facing.

Alan Rickman, English actor and director. 1946 – 2016

“If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.”
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, and poet. 1803 – 1882

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
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David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 1863 – 1945

“There is no greater mistake than to try to leap an abyss in two jumps.”

David Lloyd George quote

You can view more of quotes at my Pinterest page. Have a fabulous day.

Ann Marie

Pause and Revitalize #16

How are you doing today? We’ve made it to the middle of the week.

Keep breathing. Inhale. Exhale. No matter what you are dealing with, you have the strength to get through it. Here are words of encouragement:

Seneca the Younger, Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist. (4 BCE – 65 AD)
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Langston Hughes, American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist (1902 – 1967)
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e.e. cummings, American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright (1884-1962)
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Thanks for stopping by, You can find more inspirational quotes at Iris Abbey Pinterest Quotes.

Ann Marie

A look back at Pause and Revitalize #14:
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Welcome! I offer you a few minutes to breathe deeply. Think about where you are headed. Reflect on your dreams, taking risks and — this is important — recognizing your strength. Inhale . . . exhale. You really are amazing.

 

Langston Hughes, American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright (1902 – 1967)
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Paulo Coelho, Brazilian lyricist and novelist. (1947 – )
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Thomas Merton, American Catholic writer and mystic (1915 – 1968)
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Enjoy this day. Try something new.

Ann Marie

Last week’s Pause and Revitalize words of inspiration:

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Be kind to yourself today and share kindness with others. All of us have days where a generous word from another makes our journey just a bit easier.

Maya Angelou, American author, poet, and civil rights activist (1928 – 2014)
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Robert Frost, American poet (1874 – 1963)
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Alan Rickman, English actor and director (1946 – 2016)
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Previous Pause and Revitalize Posts:

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More Quotes may be found at Iris Abbey’s Pinterest Quote Board.

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Pause and Revitalize #10

It’s the perfect day to move forward — with your plan, your project, your life. So relax, read  these motivational quotes, and think about what you can do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, and poet (1803 – 1882)
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C.S. Lewis, British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist (1898 – 1963)
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Anne Lamott, American novelist and non-fiction writer (1954 – )
Anne Lamott quoteYou were born as energy, as life, made of the same stuff as stars, blossoms, breezes.

I’d love to hear about what you focus on moving forward.

Ann Marie

Here are words of encouragement from previous posts. You can find more on my Quotes Board on Pinterest.

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread . . .Motivational quote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pause and Revitalize #9

Take a moment and inhale slowly. Now exhale. Today will be a good day.

Voltaire, French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher (1694 – 1778):
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Anais Nin, author (1903 – 1977):
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Eric Schmidt, American software engineer, businessman, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc (formerly named Google). (1955 – ):
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