The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. –Barbara Kingsolver
What we individually deserve isn’t as much as what we collectively merit. –C. J. Cherryh
It was the night before Xmas, and somewhere around here
I sat alone with a drink, you know, holiday cheer.
Some creatures survive, some become extinct. But no matter how great the ecological disaster, the paradox called life keeps on defying entropy and trying to perfect itself. Hard times just seem to help evolution. –Julian May
The people who keep coping, keep trying, no matter how many blows fate takes at them. Nobody’ll make a song about them, but they’re heroes all the same. –Mercedes Lackey
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
-St. Teresa of Avila
What isn’t ever an illusion is love. Love is what we can count on. Love is what heals fear. Love is what calms anxious hearts and bodies and minds. Love is a gift each of us has to offer our fellow human beings -Maria Shriver
Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.
Earth’s crammed with heaven And every common bush afire with God
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I am a lover of what is, not because I’m a spiritual person, but because it hurts when I argue with reality. -Byron Katie