Never Stop Growing

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On this day in 1948, the American musician James Taylor was born in Boston, MA.  With memorable melodies and haunting lyrics, Taylor burst upon the music scene in the early nineteen seventies; he became one of the most popular singers of his generation. His composition “Fire and Rain” was named one of the top 100 songs of the 20th century by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Taylor spoke for performers and non-performers alike when he observed, “I would hope that my work would reflect a growing maturity — if not as a songwriter or artist — as a human being.”

 

Every Day, We Can Choose to Grow…and Should

 “In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.”
Bette Davis

We are marching along the endless pathway of unrealized possibilities of human growth.”
Francis W. Parker

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.”
Henry Ford

Growth is the only evidence of life.”
John Henry, Cardinal Newman

”I have accepted fear as part of life, specifically the fear of change. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says, ‘Turn back.’”
Erica Jong

”When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’”
Erma Bombeck

Today’s Bible Verse

“Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding.”
Proverbs 2:2 NASB

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