“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate” ~ Henri Nouwen


“What dream would you now like to make into reality? What joy do you now wish to experience? What beauty will you behold before this day is finished? What feeling would feel best to you right now?

Breathe in the sweetness of all that is good in this bright moment. Taste the possibilities that arise from endless abundance. Though the challenges and concerns are real, so are the most magnificent of possibilities. Imagine the best of what can be, and find true delight in making it real.

Let your world be wonderful today. Let your moments be filled with life and passion and purpose. Do you see how extraordinary this day can be? See it, live it, and it is.”

~ Ralph Marston