Richelle E. Goodrich Quotes

You cannot appreciate what you have never experienced. Sadly full appreciation tends to come only after the experience is past.

Happiness doesn't always come in pink. Learn to appreciate the rainbow.

Even the smallest tender mercy can bring peace when recognized and appreciated.

The humanitarian is a treasure hunter seeking gems of remedy and appreciation.

Gratitude doesn't change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.

Gratitude is the real treasure God wants us to find because it isn't the pot of gold but the rainbow that colors our world.

One grateful thought is a ray of sunshine. A hundred such thoughts paint a sunrise. A thousand will rival the glaring sky at noonday - for gratitude is light against the darkness.

Evil exists in this world because it has its place. For had you never sat blindly through the darkness of night your eyes wouldn't turn toward the sunrise to appreciate its warmth and illumination.

Without you there would be no me. I am everything reflected in your eyes. I am everything approved by your smile. I am everything born of your guidance. I am me only because of you.

What do you mean I have to wait for someone's approval? I'm someone. I approve. So I give myself permission to move forward with my full support!

Vengeance is a monster of appetite forever bloodthirsty and never filled.

A person's needs are met and his appetite subsides. A person's wants are met and his thirst swells greedily without end.

Sorrow on another's face often looks like coldness bitterness resentment unfriendliness apathy disdain or disinterest when it is in truth purely sadness.

Compassion only plagues those with hearts much like a field of thorns only troubles those who bleed.

You can add up your blessings or add up your troubles. Either way you'll find you have an abundance.

Laugh as if it's funny embrace as if it's love and smile anyway.

We live our lives supposing things are as they appear to be when that is almost never the case.

If the world appears abundant in smiles or overwhelmed by scowls you might ask yourself if you're not to blame.

Since when is failure more appealing? Never give up.

My knight may not wear a coat of shining armor but his code of glowing honor will never fail to protect us both from evils far worse than any fire-breathing dragon.

It is darkness that reveals the brightest stars and most ardent wishes.

Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day.

My life has become a dismal sigh fettered by pangs of grief and anguished weeping.

Real? Real depends upon your perspective Annabelle. People never see life exactly the same way. The world is what you think it is.

It's advice not a commandment.Don't swallow it whole until you're absolutely sure you've been given good healthy advice.

Beauty exists even in unlikely places. The key isn't to open your eyes but to open your heart.

Kindness is still the best antidote.

Life can be awful. Life can be ugly.And still there are those who smile at the darkness anticipating the beauty of an eventual sunrise.

It is a fact that one man can be deliriously happy in the exact situation that causes another man to wither from depression.

One way or another I think we are all destined to learn the same lessons in life. Universal truths are universal truths. They cannot be changed.

Tomorrow is an illusion suggesting that another chance always exists. It is a dangerously false illusion.

Someday my children will look fondly on the annoying things I did and see them clearly as evidence of love.

Punishing a person for the wrongs of another makes about as much sense as throwing up to enjoy the meal a second time.

The reason people fail to reach their goals is because they give up too early; they don't understand that most successes are built upon foundations of multiple attempts.

Life is just repeated attempts at trying to do better.

Don't be afraid to try because you never look back on life and smile at what you could have attempted. Joy only brightens your countenance over those things you did attempt.

To persist with a goal you must treasure the dream more than the costs of sacrifice to attain it.

Life is mental; it's all about attitude. The majority of it is lived in your head.

Doing nothing accomplishes nothing gains nothing changes nothing and wins nothing. You have to make a move.

Daydream. Because you can't accomplish what you've never fully imagined.

Had she any respect for him at all his words would've affected her. But no value accompanies comments spewed from the mouth of a brute.

Understand that great accomplishments require great effort. If a goal is achieved without effort it is not an accomplishment but merely a happening.

A little here and a little there will always accumulate so why be surprised when steady small steps take you to great places?

Though I may accumulate a great deal of riches in this world it is only my wealth of knowledge talents and emotional bonds that I keep when I leave.

What's in a name? The accumulation of reputations from all who've owned it before you.

An accumulation of pennies is a fortune. Day-to-day practice is perfection. A dream realized is nothing more than many steps taken toward the borders of once-impossible.

I felt ashamed for having judged him so harshly without knowing the real boy. His one offense against m

Home is where 'I know you' 'I accept you' 'I forgive you' and 'I love you' are most likely to be heard.

Because " said a boy."Because why?" asked a young girl."Because I love you.

Friends are the artists who paint happy lips on your face.

The denial of assistance is sometimes the greatest assistance. The trick is recognizing when this is the case.

Rest assured you make perfectly good nonsense. I understand you one-hundred-percent not at all.

While you judge me by my outward appearance I am silently doing the same to you even though there's a ninety-percent chance that in both cases our assumptions are wrong.

You may not know my reasons but you can assume I have them and be kind.

Twinkle tiny star.Oh how great you truly are!God's sign from afar.

While silently brooding I am drawn to the start of a sweet melody that travels to my ear from afar. I smile reminded that my heart can dance when my feet can't.

I'm not asking you to walk in my shoes; I'd never wish my afflictions on anyone. But could you walk beside me on secure ground and reach to hold my hand~?

Often we withhold our affections waiting first for love to be extended to us. The irony is that we are loved for loving.

Kind words and tender affections will not save me from this lake of woe and misery but they may be enough of a buoy to prevent my drowning.

A closed book will lie there like a dead horse. But an open book will kick buck and bolt through perceived adventures like a wild and free stallion. So hold on.

Kindness wields a sword of light against the darkness.

In someone's darkest hour your simple act of kindness may imitate the sunrise and to sad eyes you become their only source of light.

The only way to change the world is to quit thinking it's a job for Superman. Real power lies in your own hands.

You pierce me with a look a word a gesture. And yet those same weapons could shield me from hurt if you so choose.

You are here to make a difference to either improve the world or worsen it. And whether or not you consciously choose to you will accomplish one or the other.

Only a fool believes that his actions don't shape the world.

Your efforts extend like ripples on the ocean much further than you know.

You need tell me nothing; I already know your heart. Through your simplest choices you've given yourself away.

Words have less substance than air. Don't tell me about your zealous dreams your firm convictions your profound lov

A thought can prompt. Words can stir. But it takes action to attain a dream.

Trust in the silent doers. It is far more difficult to put your dreams into action than into flowery words.

Statistics likelihoods and probabilities mean everything to men nothing to God.

Be happy. Be happy for no reason at all. Believe it or not you have the ability and free agency to make that choice.

Acknowledge that some moments are just plain awfu

The real achievers are those who in the dreary pit of sacrifice still smile up at the goal.

Nature awakens in brilliant colors of autumn making me wish winter would bid adieu.

The sun rising and setting in splendid colors never grows tired of its admirer

Conundrum: A fun word to repeat over and over again when no one's listening; actual meaning is as puzzling as the need to chant the word.

Love is many kind acts accumulated over time that leave us feeling wonderful.

Dreams become reality once the dreamer goes beyond imagining and acts them out.

There are these amazing little seeds called compassion. You should grow some.

Mr. Cat and Mr. Dog were neighbors who fought like well cats and dogs. That is until Mr. Rat moved in. It's fascinating how easily two enemies ally at the introduction of a third.

Truly there is magic in fairytales.For it takes but a simply-uttered 'Once upon a time' to allure and spellbind an audience.

The only ship you can truly steer in this ocean is the one you're sailing. Quit trying to alter the winds; harness them.

Eyes so easily deceived might judge more rightly with lids closed allowing ears and heart to remain wide open.from The Beauty of Ugh

Happiness is seeing blessings in disguise beauty under camouflage and love amid conflict.

Just knowing you're not alone is often enough to kindle hope amid tragic circumstances.

There are in this world ample reasons to be sad and disheartened discouraged and fearful. But there are as many reasons not to be.

Dear God I hurt. Please hold me.Amen

It's a sweet thing to sit quietly in the early-morning darkness and talk to God for a while. It's amazing what you gain from the conversation.

Imagined happiness is still happiness. It's all in your state of mind.

Knowing the path to follow doesn't make it a breeze to step along. If every desire were only a skip hop and a jump away we'd all have arrived.

Prayer faith and vision plus real effort too.Blend them together for one potent brew;The magical spell to your dreams coming true.

The road to happiness starts with a deep breath and an awareness of the many blessings tied to that single breath.

When I count my blessings I find you in every one.

Anyone who looks good with a bald head is seriously sexy.

I wish everyone had someone who never popped their balloons.

When a person boldly declares 'You can't ' he might as well add on 'Can you?' knowing that this spoken roadblock only serves to fuel a challenge in naturally stubborn souls.

Wilted or in bloom taking or lending daylight the world transitions.

We always feel the brunt of the blow dealt to us but hardly ever do we feel the impact we have on others. Why is that?

Life isn't a lazy cruise on some endless calm and temperate sea. Life is a raging ocean with swells and tidal waves that wreck and sink your boat. Life is a series of storm

Because gray clouds hang heavy with misery blue skies seem bluer.

The blue of daylightfades and chills as the sun sinksbeneath clouds of fire.

With the best of intentions you toss me a lifeline. Failing to see how a piece of rope will do me any good I ignore it and drown.

The bigger the dream the better the story.

I finally figured out the big elusive secret to weight loss. Don't eat! Who knew?

To obtain wealth beyond measure seek to make more friends than money.

Life is a character-building opportunity that we all volunteered for.

God invites while the devil pressures and shoves and bullies. Realize who holds the actual power before you react. You are greater than Satan; God is greater than all.

A society built upon a foundation of vengeance is a society doomed to destroy itself.

It's good to look at life from the bottom up so you can see that things have risen above what they once were.

Be not wishing and pining but thankfully content. For it is a short bridge between wanting and regret."- from "Dimpellumpzki

Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side.

Happiness branches from the tree of kindness abounding with the fruit of sweet smiles.

Be nice. And if you can't do that just don't be mean.

Be nice. Be good. Be happy. If people everywhere were to keep to this simple creed there'd be few problems left in the world to fret about.

The most difficult challenge an honest man will ever face is having to choose between duty and love.One creates a man of honorable characte

In constant view keeps mightily true an honest resolve to do.

Maybe not here and now but somewhere someday.

If I must start somewhere right here and now is the best place imaginable.

I live in two unique worlds traveling between both with just the opening or closing of my eyes.

Win or lose good or bad the experience will change you.

Teddy bears not grizzly bears get invited in for honey.

More often than not your best move is to keep quiet.

Gratitude is medicine for a heart devastated by tragedy. If you can only be thankful for the blue sky then do so.

Have the wisdom to perceive all there is to be thankful for and then be thankful for the wisdom to perceive things so clearly.

Kindness is a girl's best friend.

Don't laugh. A girl can dream.

A liar deceives himself more than anyone for he believes he can remain a person of good character when he cannot.

You will realize one day that all the money in the world cannot buy you happiness. Nor can it make you a person of good character.

To fight discouragement remind yourself of the basics: I can write.I have the opportunity to do so. I love what I write. Now smile and be thankful.

Determined I riseand face the dawn with resolve.This time I will win.

I can and will improve the world.I will smile show kindness and be grateful.I refuse to be unhappy.

I am grateful for hands to tickle with. Not so grateful for that process in reverse however.

It's one thing to give out excellent advice but quite another to personally swallow it.

Always be good but be wickedly beautiful.

Be careful what you wish for. It may turn out that making the wish was the only good part.

Snowflakes fall from high.Flurries lift and twirl below.The world has turned white.

From good examples we learn how to be. From bad examples we learn how not to be. An observant and willing student can learn from any circumstance.

No matter how many lies you use to disguise it or how many excuses you bury it beneath the truth will never cease to be true.

It wasn't a kiss that changed the frog but the fact that a young girl looked beneath warts and slime and believed she saw a prince. So he became one.

I've figured out why they call it a trial. Because you try all you can to pull through it.

Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet beckoning Future an absolute stranger with whom I have fallen madly in love.

If kindness is beauty patience is disarming elegance.

Dress yourself in the silks of benevolence because kindness makes you beautiful.

People are more inclined to ask what's wrong than what's right. They note errors and faults seeing weaknesses before strengths. So expect criticism; it's the nature of the beast.

When my problems seem overwhelming and impossible to solve I hold fast to these facts: God is real He is right and He cares.

The glory of fame isn't in having so many people know you but in having so many people know you care. Otherwise it's like being drawn to a fire to find no warmth.

There are times you find yourself standing by the wayside watching as someone struggles to dig a well with a spoon and you wish with all your heart you had arms and a shovel.

We are all guilty of sin error and moments of sheer stupidity; none of us should be casting stones. The occasional arced pebble might be overlooked.

I'm a sucker for curiosity's whims.Does that make me a cat person?

If people were kinder the world might cease weeping.

I don't understand why when I wish for happiness it inevitably rains. However I do tend to find myself grateful for sunlight once the storm ceases.

Very often what is meant to be a stepping stone turns out to be a slab of wet cement that will harden around your foot if you do not take the next step soon enough.

Those things that challenge the worst in us tend to strengthen the best in us.

Your weaknesses may not seem overwhelming but they will create the biggest problems you face.

There are no rest stops on the road of life. Otherwise they'd be congested with traffic.

One thing I've learned is that in the midst of your darkest moments of tribulation there is no such thing as mass friends.

Knowing the path through the forest doesn't make the trip any less daunting. Knowing the steps to your dreams doesn't make the climb any less of a challenge.

It has never been my goal to impress anyone but myself. That has proven challenging enough.

This day is the most recent set of events to define you. Every day changes your life. Every last one.

The sweetest melody that playson starry nights and wintry days most soothing to my listening earsand calming to beleaguering fears I call a symphony on ai

When a child truly understands his grand potential he looks to the stars not simply to make a wish but to chart a destination.

Don't seek to be happy; let everyone else chase after that rainbow. Seek to be kind and you'll find the rainbow follows you.

A new star the Christ child God's gift to mankind; these are what Christmas is made of.

Kindness is my weapon of choice. My second is a Semmian dagger.

Christmas when observed with the right spirit still has the power to call miracles from Heaven to Earth.

Forgiveness is a revolving door positioned in your path. You must step through it to move on but it takes both timing and choice to escape walking circles inside.

No misery compares to staring at a clear night's sky with arms stretched toward a coveted star wishing on what is forever out of reach.

Life is a voyage across troubled waters where our days are often spent clinging to the top of the highest mast scouting for a comforting glimpse of shore.

Lies don't fit snugly into disguises. Eventually the cloak falls off and you're left staring at the naked truth which is always an uncomfortable situation.

Kindness solves more problems than diplomacy wealth intelligence clout force law and dominion combined.

There is strength in numbers yes but even more so in collective good will. For those endeavors are supported by mighty forces unseen.

In a world plagued with commonplace tragedies only one thing exists that truly has the power to save lives and that is love.

Che significa che devo avere l'approvazione di qualcuno? Io sono qualcuno. Io approvo. Quindi do il permesso a me stesso di andare avanti con il mio pieno supporto.

Life isn't all grand but it isn't all miserable either. There's both sweet and sour in every day. So why focus on the ugly when you can gaze at what's beautiful? Concentrate on the good.

It is a difficult thin

We try so hard to instruct our children in all the right thing

It turns out the simplest choices have been far more important in the long run than I ever imagined.

Just resign yourself to the fact that you're going to be miserable so you can finally be happy. (It's a sound theory if you think about it hard enough.)

It is a sweet thing to have someone love you but it is a far sweeter thing when his actions convince your heart and his words persuade your soul.

I am more and more convinced that some people are put in our lives solely to try our patience and tamper with our tolerance levels.

Obsessing over something that has jarred your world is called coping.

I could really use someone else's smile today.

Mad fearlessness is not courage. The only requirement for courage is a good heart.

Discouragement is like a scorpion in your shoe; it takes courage to toss it out so you can move on.

Four-letter words have always offended me. I cringe at hearing them. Can't don't and won't are the worst.

If only I could see myself from the same vantage point that I observe the world; I might judge my behavior and expressions more critically and others less.

Words that should cross your lips with ease: thank you love you sorry please.

What you perceive as a failure today may actually be a crucial step towards the success you seek. Never give up.

Heaven's currency is friendship.

Mothers care in volumes of tears and earnestness of prayers and a depth of emotion others cannot fathom.

Don't ever quit pretending.

Be true to the writer within you; tell the story you're dying to tell in exactly the way you wish to tell it and don't trust anyone who tries to sway you otherwise.

It seems there is more interest in sunsets than sunrises. Perhaps because innately we fear the dark.

Many times what we perceive as an error or failure is actually a gift. And eventually we find that lessons learned from that discouraging experience prove to be of great worth.

It's an unfortunate fact that I'm easily discouraged. But the fortunate truth is I'm stubborn as hell and near impossible to sway in my resolve.

The key to succes

You were born and with you endless possibilities very few ever to be realized. It's okay. Life was never about what you could do but what you would do.

A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart soothes the soul and strengthens the imagination.

A good dose of fantasy is exercise for your sensibilities; it keeps your avatar strong.

I don't doubt that you think you love me; what I doubt is your understanding of love.

Don't lick your wounds unless you care to taste the sting a second time.

The power of a smile is such that even drawing a happy face on a piece of paper makes your lips turn up.

Life demands much. Give more.

Life's lessons aren't always new. Often they're the same old worn-out truths offering us greater depths of wisdom and understanding.

Yes happiness is dependent upon misery. For we all feel a swell of happiness after our circumstances improve from a misery recently suffered.

I can overlook the lie; what's harder to ignore is the grotesque way it's marred your character.

Hindsight is always easier than the dreadful moment of decision.

It is an incapacitating emotion one feels upon hearing the whispered words "I still love you" after deeply hurting that soul. Forgiveness isn't weakness.It is power.

The person I am and the person I wish to be are not the same. But if the gap between both decreases day-by-day then it is okay.

Sometimes writers (poets) expect me to think far deeper than I'm willing to dig.

Most people don't accept that they are an influence either improving or damaging others.

It's mind-boggling how many different worlds people live in on this one planet.

You'll be hard-pressed to reach your goals if you don't map out where you're going. Take time to navigate your life.

You are A MAN not just a man; don't be diminished. Live up to your grand potential.

Life requires us to do things anyway despite what sort of fear or monster or tragedy or suffering lurks behind that anyway.

Dare to forge your own path. Even rocks can roll.

Why must you know the details of my troubles to have compassion? Is it not enough to show compassion simply because you know that everyone has troubles~?

Choose to be good and kind and tolerant regardless of the situation or who's involved because life is more a matter of developing character than of dishing out just rewards.

It is to our own detriment that we underestimate the might of small and simple things.

What a grim feeling it is to come across a written line so exceptionally inspiring that your first reaction is 'Criminy why didn't I ever think to write that!'

It's easiest to give advice on trials you've stumbled through. It's harder to talk about those that have knocked you flat.

Life is a love story with every character yearning for permanent refuge in someone's heart.

I can't force your lips to smile but I can show them how easily mine do.

Smile wide to receive many smiles in return. But if you want a good laugh smirk like a wicked little imp and watch the range of expressions you're flashed.

Life's greatest lessons were not shown to me read to me illustrated or explained to me; they happened to me.

Music is my enchanter the seducer of my emotions the fire and ice that moves me.

Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.

Laughing in the face of danger doesn't negate the fear it simply enables you to smile at it.

There's enchantment in a smile did you know?Shall I prove in a wink that it is so?Watch my mouth grin wide and see How quick your lips smile back at me!

I am not what you see.I am what time and effort and interaction slowly unveil.

A writer writes knowing that nothing else will elicit the same kind of satisfaction and personal triumph as molding the written word into a reader's great experience.

When you tend to another's dying embers you find both warmth and an increase in the glow of your own fire.

There are tomorrows on their way worth the struggles of today. Never give up.

An unbridled imagination is the fountain of youth; it's what keeps us young at heart.

The funny thing about an impossibility is that it tends to be a magnet for those who would prove it otherwise.

We hunger after the sweet nectar of happiness without understanding that it is harvested from the flowering field of good deeds.

Don't judge too harshly for if your weaknesses were to be placed under your footsteps most likely you would stumble and fall as well.

Through sheer volume of passing days you will travel a great distance in your lifetime. Imagine where you might stand if your footsteps steered toward a single goal.

Rare and precious gifts gold and myrrh and frankincense to offer a king.

Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful."from: "The Beauty of Ugh

The most irresistible beauty is the radiant glow from a kind and gentle heart.

Dreams aren't finish lines to be reached at the close of a race. They don't suddenly materialize fulfilled where the road ends. The entire journey is included in the drea

Even if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence keep to your own side; it's where you belong. There you can plant your own grass and tend to it.

Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.

Reality and fantasy are not two separate spheres but one whole. They are like a world's atmospher

Some books mirror reality while others are entirely fantasy. My favorite are those that manage to weave both into a world.

I survive on moments of make-believe happiness.

I believe in the uncommon the unusual and unlikely even the miraculous. I believe in nearly all things except impossibilities. That I can't fathom.

The key to success is having no qualms about failure.

Raging fires grow from the tiniest spark; it is the same principle at work in life. As long as there's a spark tend to your fire. Never give up.

A mother is a child's first looking glass into the world.

Between here and there is a journey illuminated by the rising and setting of a radiant sun. Don't miss its splendor in your all-fired hurry to cross the finish line.

It is neither trials nor relationships nor successes nor failures that define a man but the choices he makes while handling them.

No matter how loud the sirens or how numerous the hazard signs we all touch the flames at least once to prove they're hot.

It's not my job to make you happy. It's your job to learn that only those who quit selfishly seeking their own happiness find it.

Happiness is a simple game of lost and found: Lose the things you take for granted and you will feel great happiness once they are found.

A great many problems could be solved by nothing more than a change in thinking.

Kind words are salve to a cankered soul; spread generously.

The most common lie uttered without thought sincerity resolve or guilt: I love you.

Happiness has two hands: one with strength for lifting up heavy hearts and a gentle hand for tickling.

Do we ignore the needyto spite the greedy?Or share and defenddespite those who pretend?

As a writer I see the saga of your life in a single glimpse. It may be inaccurate but my version doesn't lack for creativity.

If you invest nothing the reward is worth little.

Your problem is in thinking the sky's the limit. Why set limits?

When thunderstorms roll in you make a choice to either succumb with tears to the gloomy downpour or smile and look for rainbows.

Your life is not a simulation; it's the real game. Play wisely.

Thousands of hopeful days came to naught before this one. This was a golden day. Never give up.

When we all pass from this life and gather on the other side the only thing each of us will have is his own story to tell.

Life is learning to take God's hand.....and hold on.

It seems my heart is made of tissue paper; I wish the world would handle it more delicately.

Just like salt makes sweet taste sweeter trials make happy feel happier.

Life is too hard to maintain a constantly serious outlook. You have to laugh at yourself and the world now and the

Kisses are a means to plant on another's lips a smile glossed with happiness.

All I ever wanted from you was to know that I was wanted by you. That would have changed everything.

I am.I'm here.I'm me.You are the mystery.

Heroes make us smile because they not only rescue us outwardly but inwardly too.

Sit with me and I'll not be alone.Hold my hand and I'll not feel alone.Cry with me and I'll no longer suffer alone.

This is me today but take heed; it is not the same me as yesterday and it will not be the same me tomorrow.

Mothers give us life love and the heartfelt inclination to cry 'I want my mommy ' no matter how old we get.

You are the one star I wish upon nightly praying your glory will fall from the heavens and land in my undeserving arms.

I don't believe that the course of anyone's lifetime has ever been as unerring as that of the rising and setting sun but I know many lives that have been just as inspiring.

People think kindness is a soft weak submissive influence when in reality it is the most potent persuasive force in existence.

A moment of torture feels like an eternity while an eternity of joy passes in a moment. Perhaps time is naught but an illusion.

I see the good in the world because I choose to. I don't imagine that it's there; it's there waiting to be noticed.

When I sit down to write I actually ask myself 'Who do you want to be today?'

Are you what others say and think you are? Or are you who you are regardless of what others say and think?

I settle into my imagination so that I might be someone when the real world tells me I'm no one.

How often it is that we set ourselves in the high seat judging others not having read their book but merely having glimpsed the cover.

I'm starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit.

You may be the only person left who believes in you but it's enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.

We never think lightly of those who walk with us on our uphill days.

If you've put a smile on someone's face today you've done more good than you know.

What I learn today I shall know forever. Whether or not I remember that I know it is a different story.

People search the world over looking for someone to love them when they should be searching for someone to love.

Live your day and live it well. It's yours whether you want it or not.

Some parts of life are lived in the shadows where the only sunlight you feel is the light you pray for.

No matter how hard they try they'll never create anything so perfectly beautiful as what plays out in my own imagination.

Stubbornness is surely just taut-jawed clenched-fisted madness.

Yes of course we could all use some help. There isn't a person alive without a need. So don't ask the silly question just figure out how you're going to help and do it!

Imagine fantasy and pretend as neither fantastical nor pretended.....and then believe it.

I read so I might live a thousand lives in a lifetime. I write to control the particulars in those lives.

Perfection is a paradigm meant to keep us striving and learning and growing. Like a wondrous sunset perfection may be beyond our reach but it is within our view and well worth seeking after.

Patience is seeing each step as a journey rather than seeing a journey as a thousand steps.

Act like you care. Pray like you care. Speak smile reach out and live like you care. The point is to make sure those in your life know beyond doubt that you do care.

Wanting help I reached out to serve. Seeking happiness I smiled and offered comfort. Yearning for love I showed love. And now I understand. My life was never about me it was always about you.

Why hasn't someone lassoed a few teenagers and had them sit down and write out all the supposed answers they have so we can solve the world's problems already?

No one is born a sprinter. We all learn to push ourselves up from the floor and then balance before taking that first wobbly step. It is an individual choice where to go from there.

Hope is a fire more ravenous than the flames of temptation. For if only a portion of it poisons your veins it is enough to make you stand against ridiculous odds again and again and again.

If you truly wish to change what is without you must first change what festers within.