Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thought for the Day

Mother, who has an absolute belief
that it is not the cards that one is dealt in life,
it is how one plays them, is, by far, the highest card I was dealt.*

~ Kay Redfield Jamison

* Quote from An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Memoirs

Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., is Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and Co-Director, Mood Disorders Center, The John Hopkins Hospital. An international authority on mood disorders, suicide, and creativity and temperament, Jamison has published Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide, Exuberance: The Passion for Life and, most recently, her beautifully written Nothing Was the Same: A Memoir.

Random House biography


M.L. Gallagher said...

Happy Mother's Day Maureen.

May your day be filled with the joy of knowing your beauty resonates in my heart and in the hearts of everyone you touch so gently with your generosity and kindness and words.

slowmuse said...

Great quote M.

S. Etole said...

You share such richness with us ... {I smiled when the book you sent arrived Friday...many thanks} and have a day filled with kindness

n. davis rosback said...

hope your day was good.