August 12 - Life is Amazing.

Life is amazing. Then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in-between the amazing and awful it's ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary.

From ― Melody Beattie, Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul

“Stay conscious of who you travel with on this journey. See who you’re attracted to and notice who is attracted to you. See how much better you feel when you surround yourself with the energy of love.”

“Now is a time of magic. Let the universe take your hand and show you things you have never seen before. Now, at last, you’re open and vulnerable enough to begin. Celebrate the magic, the mystery of the unknown. Celebrate the miracles that will certainly come.”

“The right wave will come. When it does, grab your board, jump on, and ride it for all it’s worth.” ― Melody Beattie, Journey to the Heart:

“Stop picking on yourself, worrying if you’re good enough, wondering what people will see if you let them see your heart. This is what they’ll see: that you are a lovable and delightful soul, a beautiful child of God.”

Michelangelo said that god put a statue inside each slab of marble and it was simply his job to set the statue free; may you strip away all the excess to discover the work of art placed within.

“She was unstoppable not because she did not have failures or doubts but because she continued on despite them.” Beau Taplin

“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.”― Ariana Dancu

“Change your perspective and enjoy the adventure. Let the child in you come out to play.”

“The greater the obstacle, to more joy is attained by overcoming it.”

"Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck." Dalai Lama

Love yourself ,and then you will be able to spread love to the world.

“People treat you the way you teach them to treat you.” – Jack Canfield

“Anything that annoys you is for teaching you patience.

Anyone who abandons you is for teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet.

Anything that angers you is for teaching you forgiveness and compassion.

Anything that has power over you is for teaching you how to take your power back.

Anything you hate is for teaching you unconditional love.

Anything you fear is for teaching you courage to overcome your fear.

Anything you can’t control is for teaching you how to let go and trust the Universe”

― Jackson Kiddard

If you stop taking yourself so seriously you will live longer.

To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest." ~ Unkown

Learning is a gift even when pain is your teacher. “Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” – Pema Chödrön

There is no better happiness, than freedom from worry. There is no greater wealth than contentment.

“When you try to stay on the surface of the water, you sink; but when you try to sink, you float.” ~ Zen Proverb

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within. May the light inside you illuminate your path

“Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” —Carl Bard

St. Theresa: May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your spirit the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and everyone of us.