Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Quote of the day

"The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher." --Thomas Henry Huxley
Someone at a recent Weight Watchers meeting said her goal was to be able to go to an amusement park and enjoy the rides with her kids. She is unable to fit in the seats. She feels embarrassed and ashamed. My heart hurt for her. What an awesome goal to have. I hope that by this time next year, she is riding the rides with her kids and having the time of her life. No matter what your goal is, don't give up. Don't rest on that bottom rung. Climb the ladder of your dreams one rung at a time. And when you get to the top, extend your hand and help another up. I'm a big believer in giving back to the community if you are able. When we give back, when we help others, we make the world better for all of us.


  1. Wow, I think this is a timely post with SCBWI LA coming, and conference season in general. It would be easy to bleed into the background. Your quote to NOT rest on that botton rung? Ideal.

    Thanks, Buffy!

  2. Great quote. And it's so true we should help others as we succeed in our goals.

  3. Buffy, once again -- an excellent and timely quote with which to start my day.

    Thank you!

  4. I hope she meets her goals too, Buffy! I know I feel better when I take the time to help someone. I appreciate all of the help you've given me. :)

  5. 堅持是為著某種目的或目標,而持續不斷朝向既定方向努力的一種意念。..................................................