Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Midweek Meditation

“A year from now you will wish you had started today.”     ~ Karen Lamb

I love this quote.  It is number one on a list of "The 45 Most Inspiring Quotes on Change" which I found while searching on that theme last evening.

But, who is Karen Lamb?

There is no Karen Lamb on Wikipedia.  A google search came back with a lot of possible Karen Lambs, but I could not determine which one might be responsible for the quote.

The top result on a search for "Karen Lamb" on google (September 18, 2012) brings up a "Karen Lamb official website" which offers a lovely little virtual 7 page children's book, and images from puppetry animations on Swedish television.

A children's author and animation creator just might have said something this inspirational.

But there is also a Karen Lamb who was a recent women's volleyball coach at BYU, Brigham Young University, which is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A college volleyball coach might be known for such an inspiring quote.

Then there is this Karen Lamb in Quebec, Canada, who is "director of The Miracle You, a learning center for spiritual Truth" and "founder and director of Motions for Change".

Doesn't she sound like someone who might have authored the popular quote?

But there is also, Karen Lamb, the wife of Henry Maier, the long-time mayor of Milwaukee.  She is better known in the LGBT community as "a consistent supporter of the community and its causes, primarily in the areas of health and equality".

I think that she might be the one.  I think that the focus just might be on "coming out".  (If you finally did that... you know... you would be so glad that you did that... one year later.  I kind of get that.)  But I really do not know that it was she.

In my searching, I found the quote used several places online without giving anyone credit.  I do not think that is right.  I would never not include the name.  In fact, I did try, but was unsuccessful at finding the one Karen Lamb associated with the quote.  If you should happen to know, please leave a comment.

And be inspired, "A year from now you will wish that you had started today."

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