Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day

My mom gave birth on Labor Day. She labored hard on Labor Day. My birthday!
It's the first Monday in September and is a creation of the labor movement dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Its a yearly national tribute to all of us - in yoga!
In the spirit of prosperity and well being for ourselves, each other and our country, let's set the collective intention as we practice and go about our day to celebrate

In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices. - Elizabeth Gilbert

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.

Albert Einstein

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Mother Teresa

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

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mohandas Gandhi

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. Eleanor Roosevelt

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. Oprah Winfrey

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. Plato

As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency. Caroline Kennedy

Prosperity gathers smiles, while adversity scatters them. WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY

In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom. Buddha

Most of us miss out on life's big prizes. The Pulitzer. The Nobel. Oscars. The World Cup. But we're all eligible for life's smaller prizes... A pat on the back. A kiss behind the ear. A four-pound bass. A full moon. An empty parking space. A crackling fire. A great meal. A glorious sunset. Hot soup. Cold beer." —Unknown

All the world's a stage, and the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts. William Shakespeare

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." Dale Carnegie

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller



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