This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
"I can’t wait for the day you realize just how beautiful you are. It’s not going to happen immediately; you’re growing into it a little every day. But the day you do, you’re going to be limitless."
Thankful for friends who see me not as I am, but as the person I could be.
"Let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it."
— John Eldridge (via awelltraveledwoman)
"Be content in your discontent. You will always be restless."
— Tina Essmaker
"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this."
— Henry David Thoreau (via awelltraveledwoman)