Group Reading

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity. ~ Gilda Radner

One- Authenticity is about imperfection. And authenticity is a very human quality.

All- To be authentic is to be at peace with your imperfections.

One- The greatest people are not the strongest, they are the ones who are honest about their weaknesses.

All- The greatest people are not the smartest; they are the ones who admit how much they don’t know.

One- The greatest people can’t do everything; they are the ones who look to others to help them.

All- Great people don’t see themselves as great; they see themselves as human.” ~ Simon Sinek

Quotes & Readings

“I love unmade beds. I love when people are drunk and crying and cannot be anything but honest in that moment. I love the look in people’s eyes when they realize they’re in love. I love the way people look when they first wake up and they have forgotten their surroundings. I love the gasp people take when their favorite character dies. I love when people close their eyes and drift to somewhere in the clouds. I fall in love with people and their honest moments all the time. I fall in love with their breakdowns and their smeared makeup and their daydreams. Honesty is just too beautiful to ever put into words.” ~ Unknown

“When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.” ~ Wendell Berry

Seed of Honesty

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it..” ~ Naomi Wolf
Say together: I speak my truth, even if my voice shakes, my knees buckle, and the earth trembles beneath me.