Saturday, August 24, 2013

Branches

“If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches of the same tree.” ― WB Yeats

Monday, August 12, 2013

Optimism



  Robert Brault 

You are not a tree

If you don’t like where you are, move on. You are not a tree."
 
— Unknown 

Antidote

"Action is the antidote to despair."

-Joan Baez

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Attachment and Faith

"So it isn’t just that she looked back; she looked back longingly. In short, her attachment to the past outweighed her confidence in the future. That, apparently, was at least part of her sin...I plead with you not to dwell on days now gone, nor to yearn vainly for yesterdays, however good those yesterdays may have been...we remember that faith is always pointed toward the future. Faith always has to do with blessings and truths and events that will yet be efficacious in our lives. So a more theological way to talk about Lot’s wife is to say that she did not have faith. She doubted the Lord’s ability to give her something better than she already had. Apparently she thought—fatally, as it turned out—that nothing that lay ahead could possibly be as good as those moments she was leaving behind." 

 -Elder Holland 2009 referring to Lot's wife  

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Never Too Late

"For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. " - Benjamin Button

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Been There


"Deep inside, she knew who she was, and that person was smart and kind and often even funny, but somehow her personality always got lost somewhere between her heart and her mouth, and she found herself saying the wrong thing or, more often, nothing at all."
— Julia Quinn

Monday, August 5, 2013

Black and White

"Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which peolpe our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict. In the zone where black and white clash."

- Louis Aragon

Friday, August 2, 2013

I would keep them all


"I wish friends and lovers still wrote letters to each other, poetry to each other, or recorded their thoughts in the form of small, tangible gifts. There is nothing lovelier than receiving the innermost thoughts of another person in their handwriting, their words smeared with the side of their palm or looped in cursive ink so that they all run together. I would keep them all."

-Arosary

Live it


"Don’t wait around for others to experience life with you. Take the lead, go out, and get the most out of life. Eventually, you’ll have more company than you can handle."

Your Story


"If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave."
— Mo Willems