You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken pieces as long as I lived.
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.