Believe, when you are most unhappy,
that there is something for you
to do in the world.
So long as you can sweeten another’s pain,
life is not in vain.
~ Helen Keller ~
We all need one another, much and often.
~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman ~
In ordinary life we hardly realize
that we receive a great deal
more than we give,
and that it is only with gratitude
that life becomes rich.
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer ~
Success is sometimes the outcome
of a whole string of failures.
~ Vincent van Gogh ~
We are all here to contribute our gifts
toward something greater than ourselves,
and will never be content unless we are.
~ Charles Eisenstein ~
Joy is the essence of human experience.
And joy can coexist with all the colors
and flavors and textures
of the human experience.
~ Terry Patten ~
It’s easy to be kind when others treat you well.
The challenge is to preserve your loving-kindness
when they treat you badly —
to preserve goodwill in the face of ill will.
~ Rick Hanson ~
The work of wakefulness
is not to drop what we do,
but to inhabit it more completely,
holding nothing back.
~ Mark Nepo ~
Never lose a holy curiosity.
~ Albert Einstein ~
Tears of joy, like summer raindrops,
are pierced by sunbeams.
~ Hosea Ballou ~
Everything flourishes in the nourishment
of our appreciation:
plants, people, the earth, moments.
When we live with that appreciation,
~ Kristi Nelson ~