Spotlight: Words

By Sharon Brown (Sharon) on May 3, 2015

Sometimes all we need is a word or two


Just so you know, this is one of my favorite quotes.  I just had to share it with you.  Change 'man' to 'woman' if you need to, but I think it is a good message for all of us.  ~Sharon

"What does it mean to become a better man? A great man? A great man is
largely forgotten by the public. He doesn't stand on top of a mountain
waving a flag saying, "Look at me-I'm a great man." A great man often
disappears into the ether. Hardly anyone notices that he was even there,
apart from his family and close friends. He was reliable. He showed up.
He was there. He was useful where he could be. He made mistakes. Tried
to make better of those mistakes. Doesn't mean you have to cure cancer
or understand the theory of relativity.  It's not necessarily as
rock-and-roll or as cool as you might think. Part of being a great man
is accepting that. To dare to be average and normal is actually a
pathway to becoming a great man. To have more humility. To accept
responsibility more. To just get on with what's in front of your face."

~ Tom Hardy, Actor, interview with Details magazine


The yellow lily, just as it blooms every year, a gift from my friend Polly, a truly great woman.

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About Sharon Brown
I am a retired Art and Humanities teacher living in western Kentucky. I love writing and art with equal measure, but I also have a passion for nature and plants.

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