Fear Not...

Open yourself to the possibilities that come to you. They are bountiful. And while we cannot determine the hour or day, or the manner in which our hearts are moved, we can embrace the moment when it arrives. 

"You can't deny what you must do, no matter what it costs."  --Dorothea Lange

Be Grateful...

For all of the sorrow that is woven throughout our time here on earth, there is measurably more joy. The gift of life is irreplaceable. We must treat it as such.

"There is a reason God limits our days."


"To make each one precious."

                   --Mitch Albom, The Timekeeper

Don't look back, except to celebrate the good...

Life is messy and unpredictable. We cannot alter the choices of others. We are human, therefore arrogant in our vulnerability and sometimes blind in our self-preservation. But we are also capable of wondrous good, both individually and collectively, and it is this good that we must hold to in our remembrance of the past. 

"It reminded me of talking, how what is said is never quite what was thought, and what is heard is never quite what was said. It wasn't much in the way of comfort, but everything has a little failure in it, and we still make do somehow."

                                                                                      --Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds

Open doors, and keep them open...

Kindness is not weakness. Love is never a waste of time. It is the essence of who we are. Take care to protect the hearts of others. 

"Elegance is not an outer quality, but a part of the soul that is visible to others." 

                                                   --Paul Cohelho, Manuscript Found in Accra

Travel with your mind, then your body...

Life may present us with seemingly unimaginable challenges at times. Yet, we are prepared, even if we don't admit it to ourselves. What we seek will come to each of us. Simply imagine stepping across the threshold and through the door. Imagine life as an endless current of possibilities; it is never too late to begin anew. 

"Watching their covered faces, somehow he began to imagine trading places with them, having his life start afresh. If only he himself had been carried by someone like this now; then he would have led his life differently."

                                                                                                                                           --Ha Jin, Waiting

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