Sunday, August 5, 2012


"That's what alchemists do.  They show that, when we strive to become better than we are,everything around us becomes better."  - Paulo Coelho

That quote is from The Alchemist, one of my top five favorite books.  Each time I read it, I walk away with fresh and new insights.  I believe it is true, that when we strive to become better than we are, everything becomes better......and when we settle for mediocre, all around us becomes mediocre.

Think about the people that you enjoy most spending time with, I'd bet there is something about them that encourages you to do/be better.  Alchemy is such a quaint term, magical, captivating........just the mere thought that you can take a chunk of lead and change it to gold.  That is what happens when we strive to become better, all around us, the lead magically turns to gold.

We are all alchemists, possessing the magical powers of turning hate to love, healing the broken and  hopelessness to hope.  May the magic begin.


  1. What a sweet post for Monday! Thank you, Jilda! Take care

  2. So true! We forget the power that one person can have in the world..just one can do a lot of change, good deeds, great ideas...thanks for sharing a good idea!