It is not because things are difficult that we dare not venture.
It is because we dare not venture that they are difficult.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Just For Today

Just for today I will open my eyes and thank the Universe for one more day

Just for today I will look in the mirror and find one thing I like about myself

Just for today I will smile at a stranger in the traffic

Just for today I will greet someone I don't particularly like - and mean it

Just for today I will sing a song and not care if I am off key or who hears

Just for today I will do something I want to do, no matter what anyone else thinks

Just for today I will give someone a word of affirmation - not because I have to, but because I want to

Just for today I will be grateful for who I have in my life, not what I have

Just for today I will say a sincere thank you if I receive a compliment and not joke it away

Just for today I will do each task to the best of my ability

Just for today I will hug someone

Just for today I will tell someone I love that I love them

Just for today I will appreciate having a job, a bed and food

Just for today I will appreciate the beautiful colours of the sunset

Just for today I will be grateful for one more day that was undeserved, one more day that was lived to the full, one more day to love and be loved, one more day to be me



Written By: Mandi Ducroq

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Touched by an Angel


We, unaccustomed to courage

exiles from delight

live coiled in shells of loneliness

until love leaves its high holy temple

and comes into our sight

to liberate us into life.

Love arrives

and in its train come ecstasies

old memories of pleasure

ancient histories of pain.

Yet if we are bold,

love strikes away the chains of fear

from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity

In the flush of love's light

we dare be brave

And suddenly we see

that love costs all we are

and will ever be.

Yet it is only love

which sets us free.



Written By: Maya Angelou