"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight."
"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter."
A FRIEND IS LIKE A ROSE
A friend is like a flower,
A rose to be exact.
Or maybe like a brand new gate
That never comes unlatched.
A friend is like an owl,
Both beautiful and wise.
Or perhaps a friend is like a ghost,
Whose spirit never dies.
A friend is like those blades of grass,
You can never mow,
Standing tall and proud,
In a perfect little row.
A friend is like a heart that goes
Strong until the end.
Where would we be in this world,
If we didn't have a friend?
"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself."
Indian Author, Philosopher and Teacher
"Faith and doubt both are needed, not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve."
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not
-- New Testament, Hebrews 11:1
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
--Vincent Van Gogh
There is in each of us, no matter how humble, a capacity for love. Even if our lives have not taken the course we had envisioned, even if we are less than the shape of our dreams, we are part of the human family. Somewhere, in the most inconsequential corners of our lives, is the opportunity for love.
If I am blind, I can run my hand across the back of a shell and celebrate beauty. If I have no legs, I can sit in quiet wonder before the restless murmurs of the sea. If I am wounded in spirit, I can reach out my hand to those who are hurting. If I am lonely, I can go among those who are desperate for love. There is no tragedy or injustice so great, no life so small and inconsequential, that we cannot bear witness to the light in the quiet acts and hidden moments of our days.
And who can say which of these acts and moments will make a difference? The universe is a vast and magical membrane of meaning, stretching across time and space, and it is not given to us to know her secrets and her ways. Perhaps we were placed here to meet the challenge of a single moment; perhaps the touch we give will cause the touch that will change the world.”
"When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself."
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
"Love is not automatic. It takes conscious practice and awareness, just like playing the piano or golf. However, you have ample opportunities to practice. Everyone you meet can be your practice session."
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