Sunday, February 28, 2010

After A While, You Learn

After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn't mean leaning, and company doesn't mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts, and presents aren't promises.

And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans, and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn...that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure ... That you really are strong … And you really do have worth.

And you learn and learn …

With every good-bye you learn.

Jorge Luis Borges
Translation by Veronica A. Shoffstall

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I just LOVE this quote......

"If you planted hope today in any hopeless heart, If someone's burden was lighter because you did your part, If you caused a laugh that chased a tear away, If tonight, your name is mentioned when someone kneels to pray. Then your day was well spent."