Here are some great quotes that I love, that inspire me, and that I couldn’t resist sharing. They help me get through the hard times.
“What you are is God’s gift to you. What you become, is your gift to God.” Hans Von Balthasa
“Listen to yourself, and in that quietude, you might hear the voice of God.” Maya Angelou’s last words.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Ancient Chinese proverb.
Here is an amazing poem by Derek Walcott that I first heard of through Oprah Winfrey. And as she suggested, it is up in my bathroom wall: 🙂 I think its message to anyone is clear, but I can specifically see the message to all Moms, particularly those with special needs children. There comes a moment when you arrive and can look at the real authentic you in the mirror. For me, that moment is here!
“Love After Love”
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
by Derek Walcott