​awareness, knowledge, hope

"The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on." ~Josiah Gilbert 

The Dance
And now, I'm glad I didn't know,
The way It all would end,
The way It all would go,
Our lives are better left to chance,
I could have missed the pain,
But I'da had to miss the dance.
~Garth Brooks~

"If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance."

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it is about learning to dance in the rain."

"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching."
~Mark Twain~

A day at the zoo.  It is a lot like life: the magnificent, the wild, the beauty, friends.  I hope to keep a childlike wonder while dodging eagle poop from the confines of the monkey cage! :)
  1. King
  2. Friends
  3. Wonder
  4. Beauty
  5. Caution
  6. Reaction
The Butterfly Circus​
The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.
Nic Vujicic:

"Pain is pain.  Broken is broken. FEAR is the biggest disability of all. And will PARALYZE you more than being in a wheelchair."

"It is a lie to think you are not good enough. It is a lie to think you are not worth anything."


Desiderata - Words for Life

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

— Max Ehrmann, 1927