It is amazing how God Words in your life through events and timing that i could never foresee. This little story starts at Boston Commons where i meet a woman and soon to be friend, Katie Smith during the Rescue. We spent a week traveling along the east coast and midwest, sleeping on the ground sharing food and experiences. This week ended with us breaking break on the sidewalk in front of Harpo Studio.
It has almost been a year since we have seen each other, but our connection and friendship has still lasted. Katie has surprised us in our current situation, sacrificing and giving words of encouragement and inspiration. So i thought i would share some of the inspiration. Just a few quotes that she sent us.
“All anyone can do is use their gifts in what they can, and this is how I can use mine.” – Half the Sky Nicholas Kristof
“There, are nowadays professors of Philosophy, but not philosophers. Yet it is an admirable to profess because it was once admirable to live.” – Walden, Henry Threau
“What did we want to be – not to do or have, but be?” – The Power of Half Hanah Salwen
“To be nobody but yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you like everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” – e. e. cummings
“The education you have earned and received gives you unique status and unique responsibilities… that is use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice; if you choose to identify not only with the powerful, but with the powerless; if you retain your ability to imagine yourself into the lives of those who do not have your advantages, then it will not only be your proud families who celebrate your existence, but thousands of people whose reality you have helped transform. We do not need magic to change the world . We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already; we have the power to imagine better.” – J. K. Rowling