Reaching for it yourself…

Sunset in the Tahoe mountains.

“It’s not only children who grow.  Parents do too.  As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours.  I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun.  All I can do is reach for it, myself.”  ~Joyce Maynard

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  1. Thanks, Melissa. I do too! As far as the photo, I was up in Tahoe this past weekend and it was gorgeous. I just had to share this picture!

  2. Love your blog! Following from MBC :)come visit me if you get the chance :)

  3. Beautiful quote! My son DEFINITELY makes me want to be a better person. But I'm still a mommy-work-in-progress… New follower from MBC!

  4. So very true…what a BEAUTIFUL photo to go with your quote Genny, Have a wonderful Day!

  5. Thanks for following! :)And Melissa, thanks for the compliment on the photo. I tried a couple of different settings, but I liked the way the light reflected off the trees in this one the best.

  6. Beautiful photo and inspiring quote. We know to lead by example but especially as a stay at home mom, I think I forget to reach for the stars. Thanks for the inspiration. Following your blog now!

  7. Scarlet – being a stay at home mom provides more inspiration and example than we realize!!! :)Hugs to all of you,Genny

  8. Following you from the "Simply Follow" group on MBC. I am now following you and would appreciate your visiting my site and following back. Thank you so much! Looking forward to meeting you!

  9. Wow! Powerful. I think this is so true and I always say that my son is so busy WATCHING why I'm DOING to listen to what I'm saying. So I always try to DO what I expect him to do as well. I don't always succeed b/c I'm human, but ya know…I'm glad I found you through MBC! I'm your newest follower and definitely look forward to connecting with you more through our writing.Powerful. Just powerful.

  10. What a beautiful, motivating quote! We all can be the best person possible. Thanks for sharing!~Carla

  11. Frankly saying author,your quote really touched my heart….The way you write this quote id awesome….Also the clicked pic is really the best one…

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