Last week I attended the Association of Women Attorneys annual banquet. The attorney that was honored, Maureen Holland, gave a very moving and memorable speech. She talked about the people and causes that were important to her. She talked about growing up in small towns in Vermont and how she taught herself to read. She realized when she started first grade that she couldn’t read, so she went home, got a book and taught herself to read. The book that she used was The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.
I know that most if not all of us have read The Little Engine That Could as a child. Despite its size the determined little engine pulls a train full of toys to waiting children on the other side of a mountain. His mantra “I Think I Can, I Think I Can” is something that we learn to say at a very young age but guess what…as we grow older it’s something that we need to revisit.
As Maureen went thru her presentation she talked about things in her life where she didn’t know if she would be successful but she tried anyway and things worked out……I Think I Can!!
There will ALWAYS be situations in life where we don’t know the outcome but we have to try anyway. If we don’t try then we stay stuck where we are. I don’t know about you but I like moving forward… I Think I Can!!!
No matter the size of your obstacle big or small….. I Think I Can!
It seems simple but it’s true….. You Can Do IT! No matter what IT might be.
I Think I Can!
What obstacles or challenges leave you saying ….. I Think I Can?
Beewisdom- “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”- Henry Ford