For years I have kept quotes that inspire, encourage and challenge me. As we try to downsize I have been coming across some from quite a while back. For many I do not have the author’s name. I hope they inspire you, too.
“Surrendering is a personal and spiritual experience. Trust in the timing and in the freedom at the other end.”
Ardis Whitman: Hope for the moment. “There are times when it is hard to believe in the future, when we are temporarily just not brave enough. When this happens, concentrate on the present. Cultivate le petit bonheur (the little happiness) until courage returns. Look forward to the beauty of the next moment, the next hour, the promise of a good meal, sleep, a book, a movie, the likelihood that tonight the stars will shine and tomorrow the sun will shine. Sink roots into the present until the strength grows to think about tomorrow. “
I just LOVE how this woman expressed it! She says with a giggle, “You just never know what may happen!” She does not say it in a doom and gloom sort of way. She looks forward with expectation of joy with much gratitude! Spend about 6 minutes with Peggy. You will be blessed!
Oh Lord help us to adopt her wonderful attitude and smile in every aspect of our lives! Once I had a librarian tell me, “You know you are reading a really great novel when you find yourself during the day wondering what the characters are doing now!” God of the universe is writing your story. What is happening now? Give praise and thanks for that thing.