Catalyst Quotes

Compiled by Alex Pena ~ ‘Catalyst’: “to spark, to ignite, energize, mobilize; something that accelerates a reaction (DDI)." Thought-provoking & motivational quotes and stories for you to read, reflect on and move forward in making creative and positive changes in your life.

“Weight of a Snowflake; Transform the Ordinary into Extraordinary”


“Not too long ago in a place not too far away, a field mouse asked a wise old owl what is the weight of a snowflake.  “Why nothing more than nothing,” answered the owl.

The mouse went on to tell the owl about the time he was resting on a branch in a fir tree, counting each snowflake until the number was exactly 3 million, 471 thousand, 952.  Then with the settling of the very next flake—crack.  The branch suddenly snapped, tumbling mouse and snow to the ground. “Humph …Such was the weight of nothing,” said the mouse.

So the next time you think your contributions, your acts of charity, your works for justice, your gifts of love, and your talents are nothing, or that they are small in comparison to those of others, remember that when one is added to another, and then to another and so forth, great things can happen from nothing.  In the same way, what seems to be ordinary can be transformed into something extraordinary with just a little extra nothing.

Your mission is to create great things once again out of nothingness, to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.”     (Fresh Packet of Sower’s Seeds, # 70, Brian Cavanaugh)



“Spiritual growth is about the point at which you start to feel your energy change.  For instance, somebody says something and you start to feel the energy get a little strange inside.  You will actually start to feel a tightening. That is your cue that it’s time to grow.  It’s not time to defend yourself, because you don’t want the part of you that you would be defending.  If you don’t want it, let it go.”     (The Untethered Soul, the journey beyond yourself by Michael Singer, New Harbinger Publications)



“People don’t believe what you tell them.

They rarely believe what you show them.

They often believe what their friends tell them.

They always believe what they tell themselves.”       (Seth Godin)    



“Words of encouragement fan the spark of genius into the flame of achievement.”      (Wilfred A. Peterson)


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