Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Strength from Within

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters
compared to what lies
within us.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are from God, little children,
and have overcome them;
because greater is He who is in you
than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4
Know who you are
sweet child of God

. . . Tomorrow and Always . . .
~ Confidently share your talents and gifts ~
They are there within  ~ blessing all you meet!



Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You always share such wonderful words. I think I'll just fold up this laptop for the night. I like ending on a peaceful note.

Dianne said...

Hey, Maria, getting geared up for the big day tomorrow. Your students will get to delight in all the wonderful gifts within you that will pour out to them this year. Hope it is a truly great one.

Clever post. I really like it.

Blessings to you,

koralee said...

Off you go..adorable you. I bet that is your outfit of the day! I love it!
Great wise words today..and so perfect in everyway...xoxoox

Julie Harward said...

All of these are so true...thanks for sharing them..we can all help each other so much if we can believe in who we are! :D

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wonderful words, Maria. Wishing you joy, joy and JOY for the first day at school, today. May it be filled with lots of memorable moments!
I love your white flats, those lovelies are really cute.
Just like Koralee, I'm ending my comment with:

*Off you go, dear talented lady*



It's me said...

Perfect outfit for a perfect day........just like Koralee and Sassie said...........Off you go your perfect lady !!!..............love Ria........

Pearl Maple said...

Sweet post Maria,
Thanks for your kind comments on my post earlier.
Art journals or altered books can be good fun and as you suggested may be the way to trigger slow readers to enjoy books more, having fun and being visual. You are welcome to scroll through my blog as I post projects there regularly.
And let us know what kinds of altering or art journals you are creating.

Pearl Maple said...

you might like http://donnadowney.typepad.com/ she has some lovely and inspired art journals on her blog space

Diana said...

I am assuming that you are getting ready for school? The outfit is very cute, have fun!
Love Di ♥

Cláudia Murakami said...

So inspiring words, dear Maria!! Exactly what I need today!! My eyes got happy while reading your words!!

Hugs!! Bela.

B SQUARED said...

It would be nice if more of us knew and believed those words.


Gloria said...

Beautiful quote and scripture! What a cute photo too...:)
May God send you special blessings today!
xoxo Gloria @}~`}~~~

Roo said...

thinking of you dear maria....xo hope your day was full of sunshine.

speaking of sunshine...i sent one envelope and one small packet your way....hope it finds you soon. xo

June_Butterfly said...

It is true.What lies within us is what matters.I love this line.

Thanks for sharing such inspirational words.I was lost for words to write for awhile but reading other people's works put me back on my feet.

Wishing a great day,everyday!

Barb said...

Love that shot which looks like it's taken from a very lofty height! Are you dressed for school, Maria? Hope all good things emanating from inside help you and your charges have a wonderful learning year.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for the reminder, it is especially helpful during these difficult moment in my life, thanks for sharing!