QOTD, Quotes of the Day

At Camp Krafve, we have lots of favorite quotes. We hope these encourage and inspire you as much as they do us!

Cathy Krafve QOTD Sexy“Joy and gratitude are sexy and they do not require a diet or sweat clothes.” ~Cathy Krafve

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” ~Erma Bombeck, humorist and columnist

“We taught our kids to think for themselves and then we were surprised when they did not agree with us!” ~Ann Primer, Cathy’s mom and a very funny person

“Vulnerability is about showing up and being seen. It’s tough to do that when we’re terrified about what people might see or think.” ~Brene Brown

“I try not to have temper tantrums anymore, but, hey, at my age, if I do need a tantrum, the safest place is definitely on the floor where I can’t fall and hurt myself. Plus, it’s funnier.” ~Cathy Krafve

“I was going to be a great woman novelist. Then the war came along and I think it’s hard for young people today, don’t you, to realize that when World War II happened we were dying to go and help our country.” ~Julia Child, American chef known for French cuisine

“Young moms often wonder how easy it is to scar your children for life. The answer is, it’s harder than you might think.” -Cathy Krafve

“Each child has been an education for us in different ways. The first child-with-a-bloody nose was rushed to the emergency room. The fifth child-with-a-bloody nose was told to go immediately to the yard and stop bleeding on the carpet.” ~Art Linkletter, television personality

“Young sons are study in humility.” ~Cathy Krafve

“Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them.” ~Russell Baker, New York Times Writer

“The difficult thing is that vulnerability is the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I’m willing to show you. In you, it’s courage and daring. In me, it’s weakness.” ~Brene Brown

“Compassion is seeing beyond our expectations to the reality of what another human is experiencing.” ~Cathy Krafve

QOTD: Quotes for Each and Every Day

“For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” ~Jesus Christ, Savior, God’s Son

“Truth can stand scrutiny.” ~Anonymous, plus Cathy says it all the time

“Do not long for others to look upon you and say, ‘That person is wise.’ Rather, hope for this awe-filled whisper: ‘They are a blessing.’” ~ Benjamin A. Simpson, Writer

“Gratefulness is the cure for bitterness.” ~Cathy Krafve

“I raised my kids and then they pushed me out of the nest. My first stop with a resume in my trembly hand was the Bullard Banner. My favorite career was raising my kids, but writing comes in a close second. Don’t tell my children, but writing is a lot easier sometimes.” ~Cathy Krafve

QOTD Cathy Krafve Confidence “Confidence comes from knowing what is true and doing what is hard.” ~Cathy Krafve

“I try not to babysit adults.” ~Cathy Krafve

“When age 50 creeps up on us, we deny it, hide it, and do everything we can to ignore each birthday that comes after. But why? Let’s celebrate our voices of experience.” —Robin Boyd, Radio Talk Personality

“We only keep what we give away.” ~Anonymous, plus Cathy says it a lot, too.

“You are not an inexhaustible resource.” ~Sandra Beck of Beck Media, on being part of the sandwich generation.

“The purpose of education is to serve others.” ~Cathy Krafve

“All perspectives are valid, but not all perspectives are (pause) mature,” ~Loretta Van Cleave, Beloved Kindergarten Teacher of Two of Cathy’s Kids