Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” Native American saying
When you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Paulo Coelho
I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal. A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged, damaging day, a sinful day. Not so! The most valuable thing one can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of the room.
May Sarton, 1912 – 1995, American Poet
Sunset – Ramsay, Montana July, 2017
Hold on to what is good,
Even if it’s a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it’s a long way from here.
Hold on to your life,
Even if it’s easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand,
Even if someday I’ll be gone away from you.
Go Forward With Courage
“When you are in doubt, be still, and wait;
when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still;
be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists
— as it surely will.
Then act with courage.”
Ponca Chief White Eagle (1800’s to 1914)
O’ GREAT SPIRIT
help me always
to speak the truth quietly,
to listen with an open mind
when others speak,
and to remember the peace
that may be found in silence.
“An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.” Ancient Chinese belief
“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are:
Something to DO, Something to LOVE, and Something to HOPE for.” (Joseph Addison)
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
“It takes a lot more courage to let something go than it does to hang on to it, trying to make it better. Letting go doesn’t mean ignoring a situation. Letting go means accepting what is, exactly as it is, without fear, resistance, or a struggle for control. Letting go means standing still and letting the world, or a piece of it, crumble at your feet while saying to yourself, “Mmmm, that’s interesting!” (Iyanla Vanzant)
“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
“There is nothing lost or wasted in this life” (unknown)
“The day comes when remaining the same becomes more painful than the risk to grow. And when that happens there are many goodbyes. We leave old patterns, old friends, old lovers, old ideas, and some cherished beliefs. Loss and growth are so often one and the same.”
(Phoebe Eng, b. late 20th century)
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
(Mary Anne Radmacher)
This section of my TEAPOTS site is a collection of borrowed quotes and passages I have come across recently or years ago to share with readers! Words are everywhere. Sometimes we might read a passage that completely alters how we will approach a situation, a decision or even a mystery.