I found this Pixabay photo on Pexels. It was a perfect match for the Christopher Reeve quote I love.
About the quote
Christopher Reeve was the star of the 1978 version of the Superman and subsequent sequels. But he wanted to do more substantive work, which he did as well as direct and write. In 1995 he suffered a spinal injury in an equestrian competition and he and his wife became major advocates for spinal cord injury victims.
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, now run by their children, is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information, and advocacy.
Read more about this amazing real life Superman here. Once you know more about him, you’ll see he never gave up choosing instead to hope.
Hope leads to possibilities. We should always choose hope.
The background is a photo by NEOSiAM 2020 I found on Pexels, a great website for free graphics.
The dark rolling clouds depict what I feel most days while sheltering-in-place during this dark COVID19 pandemic.
About the quote
Desmund Tutu is a South African Anglican cleric and theologian. In 1986 he received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in opposition to apartheid. In 2009 he was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. His life has been about peace and hope and truth.
This quote seemed a perfect fit for the photo. The white light represents the hope and peace Tutu taught.
Personally I need to look on that circle of light (hope) and pray it grows wider. How about you?
This is one of my favorite Edie Melson graphics. The woman is such a gifted author, blogger and speaker. Her photos inspire. My dogwood hasn’t blossomed yet, but her picture of this one reminds what mine will look like.
About the quote
Lilly Pulitzer (1931-2013) was a socialite who worked for a time as an assistant midwife and volunteer at a Veteran’s hospital in The Bronx before moving to Florida where she owned orange groves.
There, she opened a fruit juice stand. Squeezing juice made a mess of her clothes and, to camouflage the juice stains, she designed a sleeveless shift dress of bright, colorful printed cotton. Customers loved her dress, and she started making them to sell at her juice stand.
Eventually, she was selling more dresses than juice and decided to focus on designing and selling the dresses. Jackie Kennedy wore one of Lilly’s designs in a Life magazine spread made from kitchen curtains. Their popularity exploded so much that Lilly closed the fruit juice stand and focused on designing and selling dresses.
In 1984 she sold her Lilly’s clothing line designs and in 2019 Target stores started carrying Lilly Pulitzer revived designs.
Fascinating woman, wasn’t she?
At this moment in our world with such a dismal coronavirus forecast let her quote inspire hope.
I ran out of time to find a picture to use to create a quote graphic for today and stumbled upon this fabulous example of procrastination. I know technically it’s not a quote, but it fits my current dilemma.
I procrastinated too long and ended up without an original graphic.
I do that too often.
We all procrastinate sometimes.
We should Just. Do. Whatever it is.
I did finally find a picture for today with a quote.
Edie Melson’s graphic depicting Franklin D. Roosevelt’s advice on how to overcome procrastination.
I’m tacking it onto this post to remind myself not to procrastinate so long next time. And you get a two-for-one Wednesday.