Some lessons can’t be taught, they simply have to be learned.
~ Jodi Picoult ~
Adventures do occur, but not punctually…
Life never gives us what we want
at the moment that we consider appropriate.
~ E.M. Forster ~
Of all the hardships a person had to face,
none was more punishing
than the simple act of waiting.
~ Khaled Hosseini ~
We could never learn to be brave and patient
if there were only joy in the world.
~ Helen Keller ~
I am still in the process of growing up,
but I will make no progress
if I lose any of myself along the way.
~ Madeleine L’Engle ~
Nothing ever goes away
until it has taught us
what we need to know.
~ Pema Chodron ~
How poor are they that have not patience!
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
~ William Shakespeare ~
All that happens means something;
nothing you do is ever insignificant.
~ Aldous Huxley ~
Perhaps the most spiritual thing any of us can do
is simply to look through our own eyes,
see with eyes of wholeness,
and act with integrity and kindness.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn ~
We can only be said to be alive
in those moments when our hearts
are conscious of our treasures.
~ Thornton Wilder ~
It is our choices…that show
what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
~ J.K. Rowling ~
Look at everything as though you were seeing it
for either the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
~ Betty Smith ~
Be fully in the moment,
open yourself to the powerful energies
dancing around you.
~ Ernest Hemingway ~
Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.
~ Edith Wharton ~
Taking in the good,
whenever and wherever we find it,
gives us new eyes for seeing and living.
~ Krista Tippett ~
The more clearly we can focus our attention
on the wonders and realities of the universe about us,
the less taste we shall have for destruction.
~ Rachel Carson ~
To live is the rarest thing in the world.
Most people exist, that is all.
~ Oscar Wilde ~
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
~ Johann Wolfgang Goethe ~
You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.
~ John Steinbeck ~
You can either practice being right
or practice being kind.
~ Anne Lamott ~