24 March 2012

Someone Else's Words

Someone Else's Words

Today feels like a very good day to let someone else speak, so here are some special words from two of my favorite people:

Why do we protect children from life?  It's no wonder that we become afraid to live.  We're not told what life really is. We're not told that life is joy and wonder and magic and even rapture, if you can get involved enough.  We're not told that life is also pain, misery, despair, unhappiness, and tears.  I don't know about you, but I don't want to miss any of it.  I want to embrace life, and I want to find out what it's all about.  I wouldn't want to go through life without knowing what it is to cry.

Leo Buscaglia

Life is short.  Each year passes more quickly than the previous one.  It’s easy to deny yourself many of life’s simple pleasures because you want to be practical.  Forget about practical and decide instead to become a joy collector.  Always be on the lookout for gifts without ribbons.  God is strewing them across your path right now.  His gifts come tagged with a note:  “Life can be wonderful.  Do your best not to miss it!”  Enjoy what it is before it isn’t anymore. . . . Dare to slip on a pair of bunny slippers once in a while!  Surprise yourself!  Enjoy the little things because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.

Barbara Johnson

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