For two days this week, I’ve been holed up in a little room interviewing donors, community leaders, and collaborative partners as part of an organizational assessment project. When you work in a small room for an extended period of time, you tend to notice every little thing. It was during this time that I found inspiration literally painted on the walls, which got me wondering where you and your non-profit organization gets its inspiration?
Today’s post is short and sweet because I am limited in time. I thought that I’d share some of the inspirational quotes painted on the walls of the room where I conducted interviews.
Hope is the thing with feathers,
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.
When you fish for love,
Bait with your heart, not your brain.
Today you are you,
That is truer than true.
There is no one youer than you.
Promise me you’ll always remember,
You’re braver than you believe,
And stranger than you seem,
And smarter than you think.
~Winnie the Pooh
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
I know that today’s post is a little different from the typical DonorDreams blog post, but working in that small room surrounded by those quotations got me wondering:
- Do you have a favorite quotation that you turn to for inspiration when things get tough at your agency?
- How do you surround yourself, your employees and clients with inspiration?
Please use the comment box below to share your thoughts and experiences.
Here’s to your health!
Founder & President, The Healthy Non-Profit LLC