and selfless thing one can offer another human being. It can be as fragile and needy as a newly born infant, or as solid and self-supporting as a granite pillar, yet it is the hands of the recipient that determines its ultimate fate.”
― Mark W Boyer
yet we are islands in the eyes of strangers. When even one dangerous event can sink our sanctuary, we have to keep our last place of solace untouched until someone swims to us through the violent currents of life.
that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Good men, the last wave by...
After 9/11 when the country was gearing up for war I was in a shop and found a bumper sticker with a quote by Ghandi:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"
I bought the bumper sticker & it is on my rear bumper to this day.
I'm proud of my heart.
It's been played, stabbed, cheated, burned and broken,
but somehow it still works.
There is nothing more beautiful than a person whose heart has been torn apart, but still believes in the beauty of love.
(Found this article this morning and wanted to share it. )Self improvement Where we are in life is based on our identity. Our beliefs about ourselves are based on that identity. Our future worth and opportunity is based on that identity. Many people think that if they change...
She's the girl that believes that what comes around goes around. The one that hopes for a better day. The one that won't give up on you. She's the girl thats unlike the rest. The one that spent her days smiling, and her nights crying. She's the girl that would love to be loved...
Some crawl up your as...
Some snap under pressure
Some don't have the strength to hold you up
Some get a little twisted
Some support you
Some are your favorite
Some are cheap and get bent out of shape
And some actually cover your as.. when you need them
this in a private message to me. I believe she has posted it elsewhere in one of her own stories, but I simply had to share it here, too. If you see this, please know I found it extremely profound and have read and reread it so many times I've nearly committed it to memory...
A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore. Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean.
"Remember today, for it is the beginning. Today marks the start of a brave new future."
I found this article and wanted to share. I printed this out and have it by my computer so I can see it everyday. New thoughts for the new year.
Start spending time with the right people...
I won’t kiss your best friend or break your heart.
I won’t make you choose between what you love to do & me.
I’m not cold. I’m not reckless.
I’m the girl your father mentions when your mom’s not around.
I’m the girl that gets away.
I will love you more than...
"You know what's really powerfully sexy? A sense of humor. A taste for adventure. A healthy glow. Hips to grab on to. Openness. Confidence. Humility. Appetite. Intuition... Smart-*** comebacks. Presence. A quick wit. Dirty jokes told by an innocent looking lady...
A woman who...