Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Citar (Don't worry; be happy!)

Edgar Degas

You can feel the excitement and bustle of activity as these dancers get ready to perform. This is one of my favorite Degas paintings.

It's time to join in with Fresh Mommy for Sunday Citar. My kids start school in 3 days. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. Here are some quotes to ease my anxious mind.

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy." - Leo Buscaglia

"Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow." - Proverb

"We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives." - Maya Angelou

I feel better already :) Happy Sunday!

29 comments:

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

"....precious hours fearing the inevitable...."
Something I deal with on a DAILY basis.

Judith Ellis said...

"For God has not given you the spirit of fear but of power, of love and of a sound mind."

--2 Timothy 1:7

Happy Sunday, Kelly!

Thanks for the quotes and scripture. They are so true.

The Degas is beautiful. With Degas' ballerina's we rarely see the pain that is born out of such beauty.

Gelsey Kirkland's, "Dancing on My Grave," and Judith Jamison's "Dancing Spirit," show the dedication necessary for dancers.

All is well, Kelly.

Debbie said...

I am so mired down in worry right now! I needed these. Thanks.

Peach said...

i'm going to remember these quotes for future stressful events, they're fantastic...

Randi said...

I love Degas and have never seen that painting before. It's gorgeous. His use of light is amazing.

Also loved the quotes, especially the one by Angelou. I know I have spent too much time worrying about things--time that I will never have back again. There's precious little that I worry about anymore. I'd rather have the time with my kids.

By the way, that Degas painting looks great with your new color scheme.

Duke said...

Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning..
No matter what weeping you may being going through just remember that joy will come in the morning!

Karen (KayKay) said...

Those are great and very timely for me right now. Thanks.

Don said...

"Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you."

As I've been reading the gospels (I'm in Luke), I am amazed at how often people, including the disciples are afraid (and unbelieving.) But just as surprising is the understanding Jesus demonstrates. So often His conversations begin with... "Be not afraid..." or "Fear not..."

Fear is natural, just like minor illness, so... Feed your faith, and starve your fears.

Fear not! Have faith in God!

Happy Sunday!

kel said...

Happy Sunday!!!

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

I am SUCH a worry wart. I need to tape your quotes all over my house.

Happy Sunday! :O)

LuAnn said...

Thank you for your kind comments
Blessings on your week!

The Write Girl said...

Hi Septembermom,

What inspirational and powerful quotes to ease worry and anxiety. This is also a fabulous painting. Best wishes to the kids heading back to school : )

Muthering Heights said...

Oooo, I just love Degas!

Michelle said...

I do love all the dancers Degas paints....

Good luck with your last few days. It's such a fun day, no? Great quotes though. I hate worry. I'd so much rather just DO something.

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

Ooooh, I love the Maya Angelou one! Lovely painting, too.

xoxo

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

Aww, I love your quotes so powerful!
and what a precious painting!
Have a Blessing week my sweet♥friend!

kisatrtle said...

These are awesome quotes! Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Citar. I'm jealous of your walk to school. The picture I posted is just our walk to our bus stop which is far enough. LOL We live in a large development in the middle of no where. My kids have to ride the bus too.

Diane said...

I love the quote about the big shadow. So true! :O)

Aleta said...

Ohhh! I love the painting. I could just melt into it. Lovely and perfect quotes to go with it!

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

Oh, how I needed to hear these, especially the one by Maya Angelou, whom I've never heard of. I've been doing so pretty intense worrying the past few weeks about things that are totally inevitable and out of my control. Regular life events that I'm just not ready for. *sigh* I will definitely be copying that one to post somewhere near me. Thanks so much!

I hope you have a worry-free week! Thanks so much for stopping by today. It is always so good to 'see' you!

Blessings,

Teresa <><

http://toomanyheartbeats.blogspot.com

Warren Baldwin said...

Oh, I like this one: "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy." - Leo Buscaglia

Tremendous truth. wb

Gerri said...

I love the quote by Leo B, so true. Isn't Degas brilliant. Great post. :)

SwedishJenn said...

Loving the quotes! Just what I needed so thanks to you :-)

~She Poet~ said...

Always I love the quotes, especially the first one. The painting is beautiful. You have great taste. A unique comparison, my friend :)

Naqvee said...

Beautiful to be precise

Whimsical Creations said...

Fantastic quotes! Beautiful painting.

Kalei said...

I too love Edgar Degas, This painting reminds me of anticipation and hope. You can feel it in the "air". I also love "L'etoile" which has the dancer in full performance cast with underlighting..... The two together would be a great metaphor for important new beginnings. =)

Kim said...

Great quotes! I love leo buscgalia. When I was in grade seven, after I finished reading his book called Love, my mom and I went to an author convention and he was a speaker. It was a great experience!

Heather said...

That is one of my favorite Degas painting as well (although, it depends on my mood :))

Beautiful thoughts. Thanks for sharing