You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ Eleanor Roosevelt
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot
Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. John Wooden’
Watching a video today, a young woman was speaking about failure. She said when we won, our father praised us, but when we failed at something, he would stand up, shout, high five us, and celebrate. Not because we failed, but because we had the courage to try. Try try again, is a phrase I heard all my life. If at first we don’t succeed, try try again. ( old saying ). Thomas Edison said, “ I did not fail, just found 10,000 ways not to design a light bulb.” Sir Arthur Fleming developed penicillin by mistake. The key is to get the courage to use the mistake, the issue, the problem making lemonade out of lemons! The other part is to hold our head up, deny the nay-sayers, and keep going toward the dream. Strength, courage, confidence is within ourselves to give us the power to keep going.
Animal totems: Quail : Sitting out in the gardens with my mother, Sister quail settled right by us. Odd as we weren’t near bushes etc where she usually spends time with eggs or babies, the messages was clear. Her totem is protective as if a predator comes toward her nest, she leads it away by pretending she has a broken wing. What great courage. Quails snuggle together as family is important. Her totem reminds us to care for family, others drawing them close, while her medicine reminds us to protect others around us with love.
Lady Moon is waning crescent with 7% illumination leading to New Moon on the Aug 2nd. The 4th house of self-esteem, principles, values is in Cancer. The Gans of Apache Lore are mountain spirits to teach people how to be civilized among each other.
I am off Sunday Morning as usual. I will return in the evening at the regular time. May the fairies dance around each of us today. Love ya, Me,Cherokee, Frankiecapone, Sugar Apache, Apollo. T