Sunday, August 1, 2010

On Courage, Dreams, and Sydney's Legacy

Sunday's Quote is by Anais Nin: 

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
Rachael wrote about courage on her blog it's all about the animals  on July 29, 2010. Courage to dream big and work hard toward your goals regardless of naysayers or huge obstacles. She wrote about her purpose in life and she is very clear she wants to leave this planet a better place for having been here. Rachael has chosen to focus on animals and she writes about her dream of having an animal sanctuary and educational facility.

Rachael is an animal educator and has a program called Sydney's Legacy. She brings her animals to schools, senior centers, and various events in the greater Los Angeles area. And, believe me, she gives some wonderful educational presentations. I had the pleasure of sitting in on many of them when we worked at the same place some years ago, so I know. You can see Rachael's video presentation here:   Enter sydneyslegacy in the Search Box. There is a short version with just Sahara, the albino Burmese python, and it is beautiful. Even if you you don't like snakes...just the colors are gorgous. Well, I will say no more.

This is the brochure for Sydney's Legacy. Sydney is the bearded dragon that both Rachael and I love so much and who makes a lasting impression on many of the kids and adults he meets.  Click on brochure to enlarge it.


  1. That quote is so true, Inger. I have learned this myself - first hand, as a lot of people have and Anais Nin has so eloquently summed it up!

    Happy Sunday!

  2. She's doing a marvelous thing. And, you're a very good friend to support her as you do.

  3. Thanks for the info about Rachael. Glad the fire is no longer a problem. I worry about fires up here. You will love the Dragon Girl movie. Princess is such a good girl to watch out for you. Love the laundry photo. Hope your arm is better soon.

  4. Rachael IS going to have that sanctuary. She is an amazing woman. Her passion and compassion for all critters is a trait to behold.

  5. Sharon: Yes, Anais Nin was an eloquent and courageous woman. I'm so happy to find out that my friends on the blogs are courageous too.
    Louise: I have learned so much from Rachael. And did I tell you s
    he cut my hair too. Best cut I've had in years!
    Callie: Thanks for your comments and for visiting my blog. I loved the Millenium Trilogy books, so I'm looking forward to the movie.
    Cindy: Yes, she will!! And as far as compassion for animals goes, you are right up there too my friend.

  6. Well looks to me that Rachel is on her way to achieve her dreams...and what a great dream to have.
    I love Anais Nin quotes..actually I love quotes from anybody, but her's are definitely some I always remember.

  7. Tina: I hope so concerning Rachael -- she is a very good educator and any critter that ends up in her care is fortunate, indeed. I like the unconventional life Anais Nin lived and wrote about. Took courage too.

  8. Rachael story was the first post I read on your blog:) She is a remarkable lady and I hope she fulfills her dream soon. The world surely needs people like her. Good Luck Rachael!

  9. Sandra: I think you and Rachael have a lot in common.

  10. Inger.... we do. But Rachael certainly is someone to look up to!

  11. Hi Inger & everyone else - Thanks for all the great comments & encouragement! It means a lot to me. And, Inger: thank you (as always) for your staunch support with my mission:) Friends like you and Cindy are the truest treasures in life!


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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