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wonders never cease Saturday, February 20, 2010

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 2010 words we love: transformation

700054Dnew"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly."

(Update: contest deadline extended through 3/1: winner announced Tuesday, 3/2/) Man oh man, have we fallen behind. For instance: this post, announcing last week's winner and launching this week's contest, should have appeared on Tuesday. (Oops. And sorry!) Snow! Digging out! Traffic! Changing schedules! We've excuses galore, but...the idea of transforming ourselves has been much on our minds.

Emerging from snowy darkness into warmth & light. Becoming new again (cheerful). Or becoming something different altogether (calm & serene).

This week’s WORDS WE LOVE contest: Do you have some favorite words about embracing change? Do share! The winning entry gets a dozen Quotable Cards AND perhaps sees the winning quote memorialized on a card from our good friends who make Quotable Cards. TO ENTER: 1. Tell us (by posting a comment here): What is your favorite quote about change? And to whom is it credited? 2. Enter by Friday, February 26th, at 8 pm EST. 3. Watch here for the winner, announced on Tuesday. LAST WEEK’S CONTEST:

So, we made you wait 4 extra days, AND we are still not announcing a winner! We loved all the entries so much (listed below), we're turning to our readers for a vote. Vote here by Monday, we'll announce the winner on Tuesday (exactly 1 week late!).

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” –Charles Kingsley

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”—Viktor Frankl

“If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.”—John Heywood

“With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” – Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

“And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”- Max Ehrmann

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”- Vincent Van Gogh

“Everything happens for a reason.” -American Proverb

“Anybody who ever built an empire, or changed the world, sat where you are now. And it’s *because* they sat there that they were able to do it.” -Up In The Air, Ryan Bingham (George Clooney)

Thanks to all who entered. Your favorite words helped us forge on!


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