This page is for quotes I've come across that I love. I've tried to give credit when I can, if not, I'm putting "unknown." Enjoy!! Oh, and I'll just keep adding new ones at the top...
updated: June 26, 2013
In summer, the song sings itself.
-William Carlos Williams
I hope your dreams take you to
the corners of your smiles, to the highest
of your hopes, to the windows of your
opportunities, and to the most special places
your heart has ever known.
- author unknown
Don't limit God - Shannan Tuebner's mom :)
It's never too late to be what you might have been. George Elliot
I pray that I may let my child live his own life and not the one I wish I had lived. Therefore, guard me against burdening him with doing what I failed to do.
Help me to see his missteps today in perspective against the long road he must travel and grant me the grace to be patient with his slow pace.
Give me the wisdom to know when to smile at the small mischiefs of his age and when to show firmness against the impulses he fears and cannot handle.
Help me to hear the anguish in his heart through the din of angry words or across the gulf of brooding silence. And having heard, grant me the ability to bridge the gap between us with understanding.
I pray that I may raise my voice more in joy at what he is, than vexation at what he is not, so that each day, he may grow in sureness of himself.
Help me to regard his with genuine affection so he will feel affection for others. Then give me the strength, O Lord, to free him so he can move strongly on his way.
~ Mother's Prayer as posted on Lynn's blog post :)
Love comforts like sunshine after rain.
Trust in the Lord, you shall not tire. Serve you the Lord, you shall not weaken. For the Lord's own strength will uphold you. You shall renew your life and live. ~hymn based on Isaiah 28-31
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you live in my heart, you live rent free. ~ Irish Proverb
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do." ~ Helen Keller
Be beautiful inside, in your hearts, with the lasting charm of a gentle and quiet spirit which is so precious to God. 1 Peter 3:4
Winter, slumbering in the open air, wears on its smiling face a dream of Spring.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge (found on the movie Groundhog Day)
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweet your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honourably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. ~ Rumi as printed in Oprah's magazine, April 2005 (just after I met my dh!)
A lifetime isn't long enough to love you. ~ Penny Black stamp
Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places, and talents in unexpected people. And give me the grace to tell them so. ~ quote found in a store
Believe deep down in your heart that you are destined to do great things. ~ quote at my gym :)
Search me O God, and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (King David prayer) ~ Psalm 139
Before you love, learn to run through the snow leaving no footprint. ~ Turkish Proverb
(as seen on Moxie Fab World by Cath)