“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13
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 an adult,
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.
After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if
you get too much.
So plant your own garden and decorate your own
soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring your
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth.
– Veronica Shoffstall
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“Lord, open up my eyes to the things unseen;
b r e a k my heart for what breaks Yours!”