"The real choice in accepting or rejecting a child with special needs is never between some imaginary perfection or imperfection. The
real choice is between love and unlove, between courage and cowardice, between trust and fear. And that’s the choice we face as a society in deciding which human lives we will treat as valuable, and which we will not. "
Charles J. Chaput - Archbishop of Denver
"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway."
"Faith is being sure if what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."~Hebrews 11:1
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."~Albert Einstein
"Everything is possible ..... the impossible just takes a little longer."
"Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there"~Author unknown
"Snails see the benefits, the beauty in every inch."
"Some luck lies in not getting
what you thought you wanted
but getting what you have,
which once you have got it
you may be smart enough to see
it is what you would have wanted
had you known....
~ Garrison Keillor
The Butterfly counts not months but moments, And has time enough."
~ Rabindranath Tagore
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by their covering, cast them away as ugly
or heavy or hard. Remove the covering and you will find beneath it a living splendor, woven of love, by wisdom, with power. ~Fra Giovanni
"This is courage ...to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends"
"When It's Dark Enough You Can See the Stars."~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is only by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. The very cave you are afraid to enter
turns out to be the source of what you were looking for” ~ Joseph Campbell
"When God is about to do something great, He starts with a difficulty~when He is about to do something truly magnificent, He starts with an impossibility."
~ Armin Gesswein
"Slow and Steady Wins the Race"
"If we are facing in the right direction,all we have to do is keep on walking."~Buddhist saying
"Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we know: That we are here for the sake of others ... for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received." ~Albert Einstein