Words, thoughts, people and songs that have shaped who I am today ✨
”Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy. “
– Saint Francis of Assisi
”People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone may destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it’s all between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.“
– Mother Teresa of Calcutta
”Life is here to break your heart
over and over again -
until you realize that
heartbreak is life too.
Then your heart can no longer be broken
or fixed, for that matter.
So you can learn to live
with an exquisitely fragile heart
permanently broken, permanently aflame,
vunerable and indestructible too,
and you stand naked in front of life,
moment by moment, breath by breath,
knowing that whatever happens
is totally okay somehow -
even in the midst of this perfect devastation,
which is now a kind of
(Even when you forget all this,
which you often do.)
This is freedom
beyond the speaking of it."
– Jeff Foster