Archive for May, 2014

Pure joy

It can be so easy to focus on the negative experiences of our past, to forget that the moments of pure joy play a vital role in making us who we are.

— Daily Inspirations for Women, p. 31


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We know

that all things work together

for good

for those who love God,

who are called

according to God’s purpose.

— Romans 8:28

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Divine image

For Mercy has a human heart,

Pity a human face,

and Love, the human form divine,

and Peace, the human dress.

— William Blake, “The Divine Image”

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We do not remember days,

we remember moments.

— Cesare Pavese

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Stained glass

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door — or I’ll make a door.  Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.

— Joan Rivers

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Breaking barriers

I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process.

— Diana Nyad

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