August 30, 2009
August 30, 2009
August 26, 2009
Mares sent this to me last night. She saw it somewhere and texted it to me. It might be my all time favorite quote. It is pretty incredible. And oh-so-right. The time is now!
"For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness IS the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one... Happiness is a journey, not a destination....” - Souza.
August 21, 2009
My mom sent me this newspaper clipping this week. It is part of an obituary that has has been floating around her desk for awhile. I am not sure whose obituary this was, but I wish I had known them. He obviously knew (and shared) the importance of living well and loving much.
"Honesty, hard work, going out of your way for others, doing the right thing at the right time, these are what will build strong relationships with others. And these relationships will not only bring you happiness every single day, but they will help save your life wen you need them the most. It is not possible to exaggerate the importance of family and friends."
He encouraged the students to create a vision for their lives and work tirelessly toward it.
"We cannot decide what happens to us, but we can decide what happens in us," he said. "How we take the raw stuff of life and make it a thing of beauty. That is the test of living."
August 20, 2009
August 15, 2009
August 12, 2009
August 6, 2009
A friend of mine included this in an email yesterday. And i've been thinking about these words since I read them. How right YOU are... you're not always ready to listen, read or hear things in your life. You'll get there, so will I... and the world will be better for it. There is no rush. Remember to live the questions now. Live the moment. The answers will come.