Tuesday, June 07, 2005
The Way I See It
A while back, Starbucks introduced quotes on their hot coffee cups. This little addition is referred to as "The Way I See It." According to Starbucks, they began this as a part of the tradition of coffee houses. ". . . Starbucks has always supported a good, healthy discussion. To get people talking, 'The Way I See It' is a collection of thoughts, opinions and expressions provided by notable figures that now appear on our widely shared cups."

I love to find little quotes that inspire me for the moment, make me think, invoke a smile, or in some way challenge me. Here are a couple of quotes that I have written where I see them frequently:

You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, it's a habit. --Aristotle

The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender. --Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Court Justice

On Saturday I was having a lovely day with family and friends. When we stopped for coffee, my sister's coffee cup had this quote:
"Risk taking, trust, and serendipity are key ingredients of joy. Without
risk, nothing ever happens. Without trust, fear creeps in. Without
serendipity, there are no surprises." -- Rita Golden Gelman. Tales of a
Female Nomad


It was a serendipitous moment indeed. The way I see it, I don't have too much of a problem with risk taking. I'm working on the trust part. A little serendipity would be nice. So today I raise my soy latte in a toast to risk taking, trust, and serendipity. To joy!

What is your favorite quote? Do you remember any quotes from the Starbucks cups?
Written by Jeannette Vagnozzi
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