Duck, Duck, Swan!

Day 134  May 15, 2013

“It doesn’t matter if you’re born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan’s egg!”   ― Hans Christian Andersen, The Ugly Duckling

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“Reinterpret your favorite childhood story.”  -from 365 A Daily Creativity Journal by Noah Scalin

“Unsettled, a bird lost from the flock —
Keeps flying by itself in the dusk.
Back and forth, it has no resting place,
Night after night, more anguished its cries.
Its shrill sound yearns for the pure and distant —
Coming from afar, how anxiously it flutters!

It chances to find a pine tree growing all apart;
Folding its wings, it has come home at last.
In the gusty wind there is no dense growth;
This canopy alone does not decay.
Having found a perch to roost on,
In a thousand years it will not depart.” 
― Qian Tao

“Remember: to practice changing your negative thoughts to positive truths promotes self-satisfaction!”  -from The Low Self-Esteem Duckling”, Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups – An awesome book that uses the familiar childhood bedtime stories and updates them for positive growth filled with humor.

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About 365MissionalPractice

Love God, Love Christ, Love Others. I am passionate about creating Missional Relationships that encourage disciples to personify Christ's message. As a minister in a Community of Christ congregation in Virginia I am learning everyday what it means to be vulnerable, to risk, to experiment, to share in a world that needs the redemptive healing of Christ. View all posts by 365MissionalPractice

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