Some inspiration from Dolly…


This is a picture of a rainbow right outside of Reykjavik, Iceland during a snow storm.

I was recently reminded of what a treasure the songwriter, singer, actress, mogul, philanthropist, and entertainer Dolly Parton is.  Right after a massive forest fire hit her home region, she started to funnel money in to help small businesses and homeowners get back on their feet.

But it is the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a book gift-giving foundation that always makes my heart sing.  Children receive a book a month in Eastern Tennessee, so that all children no matter their parent’s circumstances will have their own in home library.  She has given 100 Million Books away and was honored recently by the US Library of Congress.  It has also spread to the rest of the world too.

Here are some quotes and musical treasures from Dolly:

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”
“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”
“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”

Coat of Many Colors

Go tell it on the Mountain

Published by marciedoll

I have enjoyed working for over 20 years in the education and publishing spaces creating accessible learning environments for all students. My teaching experiences led me into supporting schools in need of improvement and creating and delivering professional development to teachers and leaders. And then I moved into selling educational materials, programs, technology, and services. Most recently, I have been developing content for innovative learning programs in K-12 and museum spaces. For the past 17 years serving on the board of the Collegiate Corporation, I have led initiatives in women's leadership, stewardship, development, virtual strategy, and educational programs for youth and families. Outside of the learning and non-profit spaces, I enjoy blogging about faith and inspiring women. I have a passion for travel, where you might find me exploring national parks, museums, and finding the best local restaurant to eat. I capture my adventures digitally with my camera. My photography has appeared in exhibitions throughout Europe and Australia in 2019 and 2020, on television in the United States, and was chosen from over 100,000 entries to appear in a well-known photography magazine.

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