because you can't help but understand the singularity of it, the courage and loneliness of it. But this is truest of the face of an infant. I consider that to be one kind of vision, as mystical as any.”
― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
"Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from over mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life"
“I consider the world, this Earth, to be like a school. And our life, the classrooms, and sometimes on this planet Earth school, the lessons often come dressed up as detours, or roadblocks, and sometimes, as full blown crises. And the secret I’ve learned to getting ahead, is...
"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect - you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and...
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.You are able to say to yourself 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -Eleanor...
“Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you invest, investigate.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you retire, save.
Before you die, give.”
- William Arthur Ward
Cancer is so limited...It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot corrode faith. It cannot eat away peace. It cannot destroy confidence. It cannot kill friendship. It cannot shut out memories. It cannot quench the spirit. It cannot silence courage. It cannot reduce...
the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, champagne in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming….. WOO HOO…. What a RIDE!” :-)
Rake it in -
The New England States, but every fall theses States shows off its colors. Intense yellows and oranges. Deep reds. Chocolate browns. Mother nature ends the year with a bang in New England.
"My philosophy is to forget the PAST - with all its TRIALS and TRIUMPHS - and to look to the FUTURE - with all its POSSIBILITIES and POTENTIAL - and GOD's PROMISE of ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN as HIS FAITHFUL SERVANT !! The Apostle Paul - 1st Century Missionary and Evangelist...
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open"
It is necessary that the doors of our hearts stay open.
Even if the storm roared outside, it's always the fear that prevents us from letting the other enter.
That is how the soul can petrify in the...
This post dedicated for my EP sisters, because all of you are beautiful and strong women :)It's definitely difficult being a woman and growing up a girl.
When you're graceful, people say you lack personality;
when you're serene, people say you're boring;
when you're confident...
A lesson without pain is meaningless, that’s because no one can give without sacrificing something. But by enduring that pain and overcoming it, you shall obtain a powerful unmatched heart, a heart...fullmetal:)
“Girls are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. The boys don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples from the ground that aren’t as good, but easy. So the...
Be lazy—you’ve earned it
No work today? Let freedom ring! Time to punch in for a lazy day indoors. Make some hot cocoa—or open a beer—and wrap yourself in a trusty robe or cozy blanket. Doze the hours away. Your only agenda is catching up on laundry and... sleep