" Compassionate action has to start with ourselves. It is unconditional compassion for ourselves that leads naturally to unconditional compassion for others. If we are willing to stand fully in our own shoes and never give up on ourselves, then we will be able to put ourselves in the shoes of others and never give up on them. "
" If God can accomplish His purposes in this world through a broken heart, then why not thank Him for breaking yours? "
" A strong woman hopes she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of Godly strength has faith that it is in the journey where she will become strong. "
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I think we can find a loving relationship at any age. I don’t think you ever give up. Life’s deepest meaning is found in relationships. Let’s face it, we know that not everybody will get married, but most people will. Even if you don’t get married, deep friendships can be extremely valuable.

If you’d like to be married, I don’t think you give up. I think you continue to invest your time and energy in doing something with your life that you believe is important. Particularly in helping other people – it’s typically in the context of helping other people that you discover someone else who has that same mindset. That’s what really makes a good marriage, if both of you want to invest your lives in helping people. When a husband and wife share that attitude – that I’m here to enrich your life and to help you – you both reach your potential. Don’t sit around waiting for something to happen, expend your energy in something you believe is worthwhile. It’s typically in that context that you discover someone who has the same heartbeat.

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" I have the Lord Jesus Christ, who is more precious than every gem, more beautiful than every light, more agreeable than every fragrance, sweeter than every flavor, greater than every treasure, and higher than every power. "
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Our Galaxy

Lukas Furlan

(via loveispowerfultome)

" Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. "
" You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world. "
" It is easy to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. "
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