SPREAD YOUR WINGS

is to open yourself up to explore and try new things.

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“Fruit does not grow on the trunk...it is found out on the limb.”

Steve Lobert (born 1969);
husband/father

“Compared to the age of the universe, you are new to Nature. No one can really predict to what heights you might soar. Even you will not know until you spread your wings.”

Gil Atkinson

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself. ”

Alan Alda (born 1936);
actor, director, screenwriter

“I haven’t a clue how my story will end, but that’s all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, that’s when you discover the stars.”

Nancy Willard (born 1936);
children's author, poet, and novelist

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973);
Writer, Poet, Philologist, University Professor

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977);
author, diarist

“I haven’t a clue how my story will end, but that’s all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, that’s when you discover the stars.”

Nancy Willard (born 1936);
children's author, poet, and novelist

“Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.”

Lawrence K. Fish (born 1945);
businessman

“Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold. ”

Judith Olney

“Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918);
poet, playwright, art critic

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself. ”

Alan Alda (born 1936);
actor, director, screenwriter

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alex 3 months ago from alto

Can you tell me who the singer is for "Spread Your Wings" on the commercial ? Thanks !
Lynette 10 months ago from Moses Lake, Wa

We need to be free without fear of the new.
Anderson about 1 year ago from colatina, ES - Brasil

Love the commercial and the song. Very inspiring and touching. Anybody know who the artist is?
Caroline over 2 years ago from Spotsylvania, VA

I'm usually so scared to try new things and spread my wings, but I will be spreading my wings soon :) and I 'm excited to do it!
Nikita L. almost 3 years ago from Aberdeen, WA

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