“The human mind is a wonderful thing—it starts working the moment you are born and it stops as soon as you get up to speak in public.” —Roscoe Drummond
Well, maybe these next words are not “true” words, but I am embracing them!
Grown-ups shouldn’t finish books they are not enjoying — John Irving.
Samuel Johnson – “My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.”
I also think that as a mom, it is important for my children to see me making time for community. When they are adults, I pray that they have deep, meaningful friendships too. — Jessica Turner, The Mom Creative
“It is a serious things to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature of which, if you say it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations–these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendours. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously–no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption. And our charity must be a real and costly love, with deep feeling for the sins in spite of which we love the sinner–no mere tolerance, or indulgence which parodies love as flippancy parodies merriment. Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object present to your senses. If he is your Christian neighbor, he is holy in almost the same way, for in him also Christ vere latitat–the glorifier and the glorified, Godly Himself, is truly hidden.” C.S. Lewis, Made for Heaven and Why on Earth it Matters.
My worse case scenario has become a vehicle of opportunity that I could not have ever reached without the devastating loss that had to occur. 2012 Paralympic Hopeful, Eric Hollen
You might as well decide to like God’s will for your life, since your circumstances are probably not going to change just because you wish they would. ~ Sally Clarkson, Own Your Life