Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.— Richard Paul Evans
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I have come to believe that we do not walk alone in this life.
There are others, fellow sojourners, whose journeys are interwoven with ours in seemingly random patterns, yet, in the end, have been carefully placed to reveal a remarkable tapestry. I believe God is the weaver at that loom.
I have Tourettes syndrome.
So often the pain of our life is no more than a reminder to take our hand off the stove.
such fickle days of love when pain and ecstasy share the same hour
The greatest shackles we bear in thislife are those forged by our own fears
Forgiveness is the key to the heart's shackles.
Regret is the most tiresome of companions.
From our first babblings to our last word, we make but one statement, and that is our life.
Roses can grow in slums just as weeds can grow around mansions.
The most important story we'll ever write in life is our own-not with ink, but with our daily choices.
There are moments, it would seem, that were created in cosmic theater where we are given strange and fantastic tests. In these times, we do not show who we are to God, for surely He must already know, but rather to ourselves.
Denial, perhaps, is a necessary human mechanism to cope with the heartaches of life.
I think the secret to a hoppy life is a selective memory.
Remember what you are most grateful for and quickly forget what your not.
It is better to be loved by one person who knows your soul than millions who don't even know your phone number.
Everyone has problems. It's how you choose to deal with them. Some people choose to be whiners some choose to be winners. Some choose to be victims some choose to be victors.
Every life can be learned from, as either a flame of hope or a cautionary flare.
There are two kinds of people. Those who climb mountains and those who sit in the shadow of the mountains and critique the climbers.
Usually life’s greatest gifts come wrapped in adversity.
Psychologists tested the story of the Good Samaritan.
What they learned gives us reason to pause. The greatest determinant of who stopped to help the stranger in need was not compassion, morality, or religious creed. It was those who had the time. Makes me wonder if I have time to do good.
Some so fear the future that they suffocate the present.
It's like committing suicide to avoid being murdered.
We can spend our days bemoaning our losses, or we can grow from them.
Ultimately the choice is ours. We can be victims of circumstance or masters of our own fate, but make no mistake, we cannot be both. The Walk - Epilogue Page 288
We plan our lives in long, unbroken stretches that intersect our dreams the way highways connect the city dots on a road map. But in the end we learn that life is lived in the side roads, alleys, and detours.
People aren't wired to be alone. Even in the stressful population of prison, solitary confinement is still considered a cruel punishment.
Life is the soil, our choices and actions the sun and rain, but our dreams are the seeds.
It is in the darkest skies that stars are best seen.
The universe is a trillion, trillion threads moving in seemingly unrelated directions. Yet when you look at them together, they create a remarkable tapestry.
Love is never convenient-and rarely painless
Chocolate is God's apology for brocolli
As we walk our individual life journeys, we pick up resentments and hurts, which attach themselves to our souls like burrs clinging to a hiker's socks. These stowaways may seem insignificant at first, but, over time, if we do not occasionally stop and shake them free, the accumulation becomes a burden to our souls.
Everybody needs love. Everybody. Those who don't believe that frighten me a little.
I am a believer in angels, though not the picture-book kind with wings and harps. Such angelic accoutrements seem as nonsensical to me as devils sporting horns and carrying pitchforks. To me, angel wings are merely symbolic of their role as divine messengers.
In the beginning, I had considered these stops on my journey as interruptions - but I'm coming to understand that perhaps these detours are my journey.
Sometimes its not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.
Some people in this world have stopped looking for beauty, then wonder why their lives are so ugly. Don't be like them. The ability to appreciate beauty is of God. Especially in one another. Look for beauty in everyone you meet, and you'll find it. Everyone carries divinity within them. And everyone we meet has something to impart.
Some people spend so much time hunting treasure that they fail to see it all around them. It's like sifting through gold to find the silt.
The truest indication of gratitude is to return what you are grateful for.
Commitment to a plan or thought carries with it a force that can influence the unconscious mind and bring about the desired effect. In other words, once we decide to have something, the mind unconsciously begins to create the reality necessary to bring to pass what we desire.
We're all moons. Sometimes our dark sides overshadow our light.
We carry around in our heads these pictures of what our lives are supposed to look like, painted by the brush of out intentions. It's the great, deep secret of humanity that in the end none of our lives look the way we thought they would. As much as we wish to believe otherwise, most of life is a reaction to circumstances.
You're the type who thinks of the glass as being half full, instead of half empty. "No," she said, "I'm just grateful for the glass.
Sometimes our arms are so full with the burdens we carry that it hinders our view of the load those around us are staggering beneath.
We spend our life building higher fences and stronger locks, when the gravest dangers are already inside
Some people were born to work for others.
Not in a mindless, servile-way--rather they simply work better in a set regimen of daily tasks and functions. Others were born of the entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy the demands of self-determination and the roll of the dice.
Without great mountains we cannot reach great heights.
Broken vows are like broken mirrors. They leave those who held to them bleeding and staring at fractured images of themselves.
It has been a mistake living my life in the past.
One cannot ride a horse backwards and still hold its reins.
Nothing heals the soul like chocolate ... It's God's apology for broccoli.
People can become so blinded by their own perceived victimhood that they make victims of everyone around them.