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Inspiration #2

November 6, 2013

This is another of the poems/quotes I found in my mum’s notebook.
It is one that I, completely serendipituously, had stumbled across, just a couple of weeks before my mum died, and I squirelled it away in my very own notebook.
When I opened mum’s book and saw it there, I knew straight away what it was I wanted to read at her memorial service.

It is quite a famous quote, originally from a lady called Marianne Williamson, and it was then used in Nelson Mandela’s inaugural speech. This is a ‘secularised’ version.

Our deepest fear

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  • Reply mehubbyandthekids November 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    What a fantastic quote. I think I need to keep a copy of that somewhere. Thanks Jen x

    • Reply Jen November 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      🙂

  • Reply Eco Thrifty Living November 6, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Sounds like you and your mum were very in tune with each other. I have seen this before but you have reminded me what a brilliant quote it is and one I think is worth displaying somewhere around the house – I love to put inspirational quotes where they can be seen every day!

    • Reply Jen November 6, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      That is my plan Zoe, to put things like this up where I can’t miss them.

  • Reply Katy November 6, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Wonderful and very inspirational – thank you for sharing. x

    • Reply Jen November 6, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      No problem x

  • Reply Sue November 6, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Absolutely brilliant Jen, reading it brought a tear to my eyes! Your lovely mum was a very wise woman. Sue xx

    • Reply Jen November 6, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      She was indeed Sue.

  • Reply nicola baird November 6, 2013 at 9:42 am

    This is a very powerful quote – I’m ashamed to say that I don’t remember ever reading or hearing it before. Thank you. Nicola

    • Reply Jen November 6, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      I can’t remember where I stumbled across it, but it is brilliant isn’t it?

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