75 Good Days

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Diana Butler Bass posted the following on Twitter a couple of weeks ago, “75 days to the election. I invite you to flood Twitter with thoughts about peace, love, and grace. #75GoodDays”

75 Good Days

“We sometimes have to experience pain for us to have a story to tell. The power to heal from the pain equips us with the strength to rise up again and move beyond it all. We not only become stronger but wise enough to recognize and handle pain in the future. We however, have to learn to let the brick walls fall down so that we can experience true love once more. We must learn from pain and let it lead us to the most beautiful parts of our journey in life. Only then can our stories become fully complete.”  Kemi Sogunle

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“While we try to teach our children all about life,

Our children teach us what life is all about.” 

Angela Schwindt

This girl…this smile…is everything. I am not so much her teacher as her student. Since this day, 12 years ago, I see life through the filter of wonder. Of joy. Of adventure. Everyday is a new day with new things to behold and conquer. She captured my heart the moment she was born and continues to do so with each passing moment. Happy Birthday, Audra. I love you!

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75 Good Days

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.” Joseph Addison

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75 Good Days

“Pausing to listen to an airplane in the sky, stooping to watch a ladybug on a plant, sitting on a rock to watch the waves crash over the quayside — children have their own agendas and timescales. As they find out more about their world and their place in it, they work hard not to let adults hurry them. We need to hear their voices.” Cathy Nutbrown

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75 Good Days

I began to believe that God is us and nature, beauty and love, mystery and majesty, everything right and good.”
Charles M. Blow

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75 Good Days

“Every Day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.”
Prince

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75 Good Days

Beauty can be found where you least expect it, when you aren’t looking for it and need it the most. Thankful for the ordinary God-moments. Reminders that beauty can be found in the wreckage.

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75 Good Days

“All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” Leo Tolstoy

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75 Good Days

Today is a hard day. I’m going to take Scarlett O’Hara’s advice. “I’m going to think about it tomorrow. Tomorrow is another today.”
Today I’m going to lose myself in college football. I’m going to eat good food and cheer for the Crimson Tide as we come out of Death Valley victorious!

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75 Good Days

“Uncrowd my heart O God, until silence speaks.” Thomas Merton

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75 Good Days

“And your doubt can become a good quality if you train it. It must become knowing, it must become criticism. Ask it, whenever it wants to spoil something for you, why something is ugly, demand proofs from it, test it, and you will find it perhaps bewildered and embarrased, perhaps also protesting. But don’t give in, insist on arguments, and act in this way, attentive and persistent, every single time, and the day will come when, instead of being a destroyer, it will become one of your best workers–perhaps the most intelligent of all the ones that are building your life.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

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75 Good Days