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Friday, April 18, 2008

 

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(All from Malou)

A sense of purpose is the best driving force to live. When you have a reason to live, you will never have a reason to quit.

Don't be tired of doing the will of God because nothing is ever wasted.

Destiny belnogs to those who believe in their God-given dreams and have the courage to pursue it.

Don't stop when you're tired. Stop when you're done.

Lord, as we try to fully live the moment, experience the joy in it and feel your presence, may we never fail to appreciate that it is a fruit of waiting, truly a gift to be able to suffer. The present moment is ours. - St. Faustina Kowalska

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

The more self-reflective we are, the more we see our imperfections and failures and inner aspirations, even when other people think we're ding very well. But we should not stop because this will lead us to a glow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our very best.

Acceptance is the long sigh of the soul. It's even the quiet tears. our task is to say a holy yes to the real things of life. It is what is meant to be right now.

What is most personal is also the most universal. - HJMN

Those who think that they have arrived have lost their way. -HJMN

Because we dare to take the journey and find meaning beyond meetings, rituals, and doctrines, we strive to learn to pray in silence and solitude.

In africa, to go on a safari -- Swahili word for journey -- is to leave the comfort and safety of civilization to venture into the wilderness. Each time you listen to the man without -- your authentic self -- you do the same.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns waht we have into enough and more. It makes sense of our past, brings joy and peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

The only way to God is suffering! - St. Rose of Lima

Life batters us. We suffer wounds which may be an open cut or a slow, silent hemorrhage of the soul. We may look great on the outside, but we feel firghtened and shattered in the inside. But we know that we have Someone who never fails to say, I am the way, the truth, and the life. Trust in me and do not be afraid.


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