We are not chips of wood drifting down the stream of time…

rower“A person cannot coast along in old destructive habits year after year and accept whatever comes along. A person must stand up on her own two legs and walk. Get off the bus and go get on another. Climb out of the ditch and cross the road. Find the road that is where you want to go. … The only sermon that counts is the one that is formed by our actions. She would quit drinking and thereby show Kyle life is what you make it. A person can grab hold of her life and change things for the better. This happens all the time.

We are not chips of wood drifting down the stream of time. We have oars.”

~ Pontoon by Garrison Keillor


Quote Source: lostinthesounds via creatingaquietmind.  Image Source: Hocr.  Note: E.O. Rower for you.

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  1. I like the message of empowerment–no wood chip am I! 🙂

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  2. “The only sermon that counts is the one that is formed by our actions” – Interesting to think about how frequently one’s words and actions true up..

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  3. Love the “we have oars” we can steer which way we would like to go…

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