“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is too strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”

Fred Rogers

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”

William Faulkner

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Viktor Frankl

“…suffering nourishes grace, and pain and joy are arteries of the same heart…”

Ann Voskamp

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.”

Alan Watts

“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help.”

Teich Naht Hanh

“No two leaves are alike, and yet there is no antagonism between them or between the branches on which they grow.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

“We spend lifetimes searching endless fields for a cave of gold that is hidden in our hearts.”

Rune Lazuli