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tension is who you think you should be. relaxation is who you are ~chinese proverb


the mind has a dumb sense of vast loss – that is all. it will take mind and memory months and possibly years to gather the details and thus learn and know the whole extent of the loss. ~ mark twain

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama
Compassion is a sense of shared suffering, most often combined with a desire to alleviate or reduce the suffering of another; to show special kindness to those who suffer. Compassion essentially arises through empathy, and is often characterized through actions, wherein a person acting with compassion will seek to aid those they feel compassionate for.

too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~leo f. buscaglia



have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful ~william morris

Robin: “You can’t get away from Batman that easy!”

Batman: “Easily.”

Robin: “Easily.”

Batman: “Good grammar is essential, Robin.”

Robin: “Thank you.”

Batman: “You’re welcome.”

“I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers” ~Kahlil Gibran

i found this quote on his facebook page. we could have compared favorite quotes and after that, talked snakes, wildlife, the church of the flying spaghetti monster; i could have confided that i think too much too. and maybe at some point i would have said the 20s are the hardest years of anyone’s life. scary and overwhelming, they are. but that’s normal, it gets better. just wait, you’ll see…

I wish I would have asked, offered, insisted…there have been so many times when life requires more courage of me than I’ve had…

521 for 23 wishes project

kindness ripples...

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