Possibilities and Potential

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!”
― Søren Kierkegaard

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill

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(a tulip tree bud ready to burst forth / Julie Cook / 2015)

Alarms sound
coffee brews
a sun rises
sleepy eyes open
showers taken
dogs walked
breakfast gulped
buses run
bells ring
traffic snarls
It’s Monday morning, again

A new day and a new week eagerly arrives
Last week is gone along with all that happened and took place,
be it good or bad.
This new morning, to this new week, offers all sorts of potential and possibility.
The sky’s the limit.
There are no “nos” yet shouted.
There have yet to be any disappointments
There are no failures
No quarrels
No wrongs
No crises
Only a clean slate just waiting for a fresh new mark
Greet the day with head held high. . .
For this is the day the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it
Psalm 118:24

4 comments on “Possibilities and Potential

  1. timelesslady says:

    What a beautiful tulip tree bud…wonderful quotes…a blessed Monday to you and a good week!

  2. Lynda says:

    Yes, God’s mercies are new every morning. No matter what crosses our path there is the potential of meeting our challenges knowing that God’s grace is with us. Prayers for a restful day for you Julie.

  3. Wow what an perky, optimistic little peach you are today!!! I’m so glad to hear a note of hopefulness in you words. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

  4. love it!! Nice shot of the tulip magnolia flower budding!! We are weeks behind you, my trees have barely have buds at this point!

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