Hope begins in the dark,
the stubborn hope
that if you just show up
and try to do the right thing,
the dawn will come.
You want and watch and work;
you don’t give up.
~ Anne Lamott ~
There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
~ Willa Cather ~
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today
to get through this thing called life.
~ Prince ~
Never underestimate the power of dreams
and the influence of the human spirit.
The potential for greatness
lives within each of us.
~ Wilma Rudolph ~
If there is any peace,
it will come through being,
~ Henry Miller ~
someplace deep inside your being,
you have undergone important changes
while you were sad.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~
Blessed are the hearts that can bend;
they shall never be broken.
~ St. Francis De Sales ~
It is the nature of grace to fill the places
that have been empty.
~ Goethe ~
To be alive at all is to have scars.
~ John Steinbeck ~
Accomplishments will prove to be a journey,
not a destination.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower ~
No one saves us but ourselves.
No one can and no one may.
We ourselves must walk the path.
~ Buddha ~
There is no real development without integrity,
that is — a love of truth.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright ~
Many things which cannot be overcome
when they are together,
yield themselves up
when taken little by little.
~ Plutarch ~
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
~ Declaration of Independence ~
First say to yourself what you would be;
and then do what you have to do.
~ Epictetus ~
Every great change is preceded by chaos.
~ Deepak Chopra ~
These are the days that must happen to you.
~ Walt Whitman ~
We spend our lives avoiding the situations that help us grow.
It’s when we stay with uncertainty and discomfort
without trying to fix it that we connect with
our own innate joy, wisdom, and love.
~ Pema Chodron ~
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
There are far, far better things ahead
than any we leave behind.
~ C.S. Lewis ~