“Song and dance are the result of an excess energy.
When we are normal we talk,
when we are dying we whisper,
but when there is more in us than we contain we sing.
When we are healthy we walk,
when we are decrepit we shuffle,
but when we are beyond ourselves with vitality we dance.”
“Let my words, like vegetables, be tender and sweet for tomorrow I may have to eat them.” —seen on a chalkboard wall in SouleMama’s kitchen
“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” — Swedish proverb
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
“Yet, in the maddening maze of things, And tossed by storm and flood, To one fixed trust my spirit clings; I know that God is good!” — John Greenleaf Whittier
“Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” — Psalm 103:2-5
On Saturday my cousin had a baby. On Saturday my uncle took his life. A birth and a death in the same day. One lifetime of full potential and one hopeless end to a sad life. I have a lot on my mind this week. I’m thankful for the never failing hope I’ve found. It makes all the difference.
“Hope that is seen is not hope at all.” — Paul