So, I was avoiding having to wade into the emailhosting code and was reading some quotes that had passed by. Two of them struck me as particularly apt to me right now.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. —Mahatma Gandhi
I can't see a better way to change the world except by example. I've tried a few other things and have been roundly thwapped each time.
For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must accept responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I wanted to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it. —Don Juan
I regularly look for ways of expressing, in some manner, the wonder, glory, and delight that is my experience of the world. This quote has a bit more of an admonishing feel than I usually prefer but it still works.