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Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
— Maori Proverb
Love the simple wisdom in age-old proverbs. So concise and perpetually modern.
Stay glowing,
C x N

They Said It Better: Determination

“Education is the most powerful weapon…”

via Daily Prompt: Educate

“…you can use to change the world.”

Little by little, person by person, day by day, education makes a difference. It is a rare yet beautiful sight to see tangible change in our world, but upon seeing and experiencing it, it is truly unforgettable. Whether in the classroom or in the “real-world”, anyone can use a little education. But it is through learning, reflecting, and implementing that any one person can begin to embody the change or improvement that either that person or another has pinpointed as overdue.

As an educator myself, I have seen this tangible change in my students, but it is not unique to the educator-learner paradigm. It can in fact be witnessed by all people, in all places, in all times. And it is a hallmark of the human spirit — that we reflect, learn, change and adapt as a species, no matter the circumstances or hurdles.

The magnificent Nelson Mandela once said such powerful words about education. And if we were to all adopt this in practicality, what a world of a difference we could possibly make!

Stay inspired,

Curious by Nature

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They Said It Better: Optimism

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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

– Helen Keller
Surely it cannot be impossible to maintain a sense of optimism and hope throughout a journey toward achievement. Like anything in life, these are ingredients for personal and professional success.
Stay inspired (and optimistic),
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They Said it Better: Success



Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
– Booker T. Washington
An incredible thought, from an incredible figure. Sometimes the effort exerted is infinitely more meaningful than the result. While results may not always be within our control, effort and persistence maintained throughout can be the hallmark of achievement.
He also once said, “Character is power.” A wise man, indeed.
Stay inspired,
C x N

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Dawn in North Lake, California. Photo via Flickr.

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

– Lao Tzu

I read this somewhere some time ago, and it’s stuck with me ever since. So much meaning, in so few words. Definitely something to live by, wherever we are.

More on this in my follow-up “Quick Thought” post coming your way soon.

Stay inspired,

Curious x Nature

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Note: Sorry about that horrid font earlier!

They Said it Better: Enlightenment

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela
The legend that was Nelson Mandela — a figure forever inspirational and forever impactful.
Stay inspired,
C x N
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They Said it Better: Education