"I believe that I am not responsible for the meaningfulness or meaningless of life, but that I am responsible for what I do with the life I've got."
is to focus all of your energy,
not on fighting the old,
but on building the new.
-Clarissa Pinkola-Estes, PhD.
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. -Nido Qubein
We cannot change the past.
But we can change our attitude toward it.
Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness.
Tear out arrogance and seed humility.
Exchange love for hate.
Thereby making the present comfortable
And the future promising.
Let me not fear to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross
-Temple at Delphi