“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
“How easily we can forget how precious life is! So long as we can remember, we’ve just been here, being alive. Unlike other things for which we have a comparison – black to white, day to night, good to bad – we’re so utterly immersed in life that usually we can see it only in the context of itself. We don’t see life as compared to anything, to not-being-alive, for example, to never having been born. Life just is.
But life itself is a gift. It’s a compliment just being born: to feel, breathe, think, play, dance, sing, work, and make love, for this particular lifetime.
Today give thanks for life. For life itself! For simply being born!” (365 Days of Love, Daphne Rose Kingma, Conari Press)
“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at least a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.” (James Boswell)
“We don’t have forever – to fall in love, to change our habits, to solve our problems, to figure out what we want to do with our lives. In just the same manner, we don’t have an unlimited amount of time to say, do, feel, offer, deliver, share or enjoy all the things we can imagine saying, doing, feeling, sharing, or offering to the person we love.
So love the person you love right now, in the time you’ve been given to love her, in the ways you’ve been give to love him. Whatever you have in mind to do, whatever you’ve always imagine doing, do it now.
Because time vanishes. Things change, Stories end.” (365 Days of Love, Daphne Rose Kingma, Conari Press)