12/31/2008

Why I Like It Wednesday - Quote

"IT'S NOT THE LOAD THAT BREAKS YOU DOWN
IT'S THE WAY YOU CARRY IT"       Lena Horne


I've had this quote posted in my studio(s) for a long time now. It just makes me think. Everyone has struggles. Everyone. If it's not money, it's health. If it's not friendship, it's career. If it's not a sound mind, it's love. If it's not one struggle, it's another. It reminds me that I am not alone in my struggles. We don't necessarily choose the conflict but we choose how we'll carry it. Will I bear it well like my grandmother did? Or will I cuss, complain, and cut out on life? What makes me a stronger person is the better choice.

When I read this I hear in my heart - Carry It Well. That's why I like it.

8 comments:

Steven M. Adami said...

Awesome.

enjoy-rs said...
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Mashaide said...

I love quotes especially the ones that motivate and inspire. I try to post a new one on our frige every week. That way everyone in the family can take what they want from it. I like this quote you posted.

The Perry Family said...

What if I can't carry it?
I'm just playing. With all my creative skills/genes I'm sure I could figure out a way.
Okay, on the more serious side, it's a comforting quote. It's the perfect answer for my everyday question, "How am I going to get this all done today?"

Shannon said...

No worries. You women are some of the most capable people I know.

Olayan's said...

yeah that is a good quote, it's saying the same as one of my favorites..."It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass - It's about learning to dance in the rain."
NICE

Shannon said...

I like that Janel. I see a painting in my mind's eye from your quote.

Olayan's said...

can't wait to see it!!