The essence of true friendship is to make allowances for another’s little lapses – David Storey
Friendships aren’t perfect, and yet they are very precious – Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Be kind. Remember that everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – Harry Thompson
Inside the soul, right in the very middle of it, there’s a bird standing on one foot. This is the soul bird. It feels everything we feel.
By now you’ve understood that everyone is different because there’s a different soul bird deep inside.
That’s why it’s a good idea – maybe late at night when everything is quiet–to listen to the soul bird deep down inside us.
We are committing an unspeakable crime against ourselves when we drown ourselves in negative thinking.
If we are not willing to be patient with people and stick with them until they’re free to share their inner struggle with us, we can at least not add to their burden by judging them.
When we love, what hurts another hurts us; what brings them sorrow brings us tears.
Prayer does something in us.
Prayer does something for us.
Prayer does something through us.
There is hope for us,
even in our sin and failure,
as long as we are haunted by goodness.
Life is neither good nor bad; it includes both.
My only sketch, profile, of Heaven is a large blue sky . . .
larger than the biggest I have seen in June–
and in it are my friends–every one of them. – Emily Dickinson
Oh, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person; having neither
to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take
and sift them, keep what is worth keeping,
and then, with the breath of kindness,
blow the rest away. – George Eliot