a quote that i came across a few days ago, and happy weekend

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.  It is my personal approach that creates the climate.  It is my daily mood that makes the weather.  I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.  I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I can humiliate or humour, hurt or heal.  In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person humanized or de-humanized.  If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.  If we treat people as they ought to be, we can help them become what they are capable of becoming.

~  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Monday is Memorial Day in the United States, so for the long weekend Marcus, Alex and I are headed out of town to Dallas for a quick getaway, courtesy of the good people at Westin.  After all of the travel I've been doing recently, I'm feeling like I've sorely neglected these two most important people in my life, so I'm wildly grateful for the time away with them.  While I'll be taking good notes (all the better to write about our adventures over at Bliss Your Heart next week), I plan on unplugging for the duration of our trip, and really spending the time recharging and doing as much family bonding as possible.

So with that, meet you back here on Tuesday, whaddya say?

Have a great weekend, friends.  Be safe and happy.

Song: The Dallas theme song.  Sorry.  I couldn't resist.