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Love can find you

If grass can grow

through cement

love can find you

at every time

in your life.

— Cher

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Blessing

Bless Thou to mine eye

May mine eye bless all it sees;

I will bless my neighbor,

May my neighbor bless me.

— Celtic prayer

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Sense of balance

When I asked the orthopedic surgeon who treated me whether people often fracture bones after bereavement, he said, without even looking up from my injured foot, “Naturally, people lose their sense of balance.”

— Ley Pincus

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Whistle

Even

in the dark

you have the power

to whistle.

— Frederick Buechner

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Be forgiven

Many promising reconciliations have broken down because, while both parties came prepared to forgive, neither party came prepared to be forgiven.

— Charles Williams

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I pray to the birds because I believe they will carry the messages of my heart upward. I pray to them because I believe in their existence, the way their songs begin and end each day — the invocations and benedictions of Earth. I pray to the birds because they remind me of what I love rather than what I fear. And at the end of my prayers, they teach me how to listen.

— Terry Tempest Williams

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Brightening earth

A new day rose upon me. It was as if another sun had risen in the sky; the heavens were indescribably brighter, and the earth fairer; and that day has gone on brightening to the present hour.

— Orville Dewey

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