A Daily Thought

Friday, December 16, 2016

Remembering a Giant & Retaining a Sense of Hope....

It is a rainy yet beautiful morning here in our hometown of Laguna Niguel as I work away in support of commitments at The Daily Outsider.  One of our contributing columnists just released a beautiful column earlier that is available by clicking here.

As I write this,  I am continuing to monitor the latest out of #Aleppo as there are claims by Russia that the evacuation are complete even though people are still there and there is no end to the misery.   

I picked up two thoughts while on my "walkabout" on the Grid to cling to a sense of hope .   The first one below is from one of the giants of Iranian History, Amir Kabir, who served as Prime Minister and was assassinated by the Shah at the Time, Naser-Din_Shah: 



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The literal meaning of it is this:


  •  If you have a one-year vision , Plant Grain;
  • If  you have a 10-year vision,  Plant a Tree;
  • If you have a 100-year plan,  train and nourish the human mind


The second one below speaks for itself as I continue to see the latest out of Aleppo: 

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. Samuel Smiles



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