1343. Sometimes we need to sink to the depths to know how to swim to the light. ~Julie Parker

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on.
Let your tears water the seeds
of your future happiness.
~Steve Maraboli

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If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse. ~Anthon St. Maarten

For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. ~Psalm 116:8  ✝

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Better to be…

Has anybody but me started encountering people who don’t smile back when you smile at them? It costs nothing to smile. And I can’t help but wonder how much better the world would be and how many less anxious people there would be, if only people smiled more. But then who am I but a silly old dreamer!

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Do not compare…

You are a unique and one of a kind entity whose lungs expanded at birth from a breath of Almighty, God. Thus you are full of ordained potential and you have been given the ability to love and bless others. What a privilege!!!

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collage by Natalie; special effects done on iPiccy