Wednesday, January 28, 2009

a more promising future

I had an interview for a prospective teaching job this morning. While waiting for the administrator in her office, there on the wall were these inspiring, eloquent words by Maya Angelou:

We cannot change the past,
but we can change our attitude toward it.

Uproot guilt
and sow forgiveness.

Tear down arrogance
and seed humility.

Exchange love for hate -

thereby, making
the present comfortable
and the future promising.


Comment Blogger Kelly Kane said...

Very nice... good luck with the interview! My toes and eyes are crossed :)

8:17 PM  
Comment Blogger j said...

i like that

good luck brother


9:51 PM  
Comment Blogger laulausmamma said...

Hi Duane - hope that something goods comes from your interview. Volunteering is also a good way to network and make connections for employment. My volunteer experiences played a major part in obtaining my current position. You always have such a great attitude...I love reading your blog and keeping up with your life.
((HUGS))my friend.
Susan (in warm sunny So. Calif. ;) )

12:35 AM  
Comment Blogger One Mother with Cancer said...


5:35 PM  
Comment Blogger Sandi said...

Good Luck! I love that quote. I think I might have to use that sometime as well.

6:21 PM  
Comment Blogger Bekah said...

Mr. Duane,

I am so excited you're venturing into the literacy/teaching field.

The world needs more compassionate, and understanding teachers like you.

Sending you so much love,


12:32 PM  

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