In case you missed any of the postings from 75 Good Days, once every couple of weeks I will post the previous weeks’ photos and quotes here. If you don’t want to miss the daily posts, you can find them on my fb page, Carol Vinson Upside Down Grace.
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”
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi
“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” Rumi
“But let us not put our sight too high. We do not have to be saviors of he world! We are simply human beings, enfolded in weakness and in hope, called together to change our world one heart at a time.” Jean Vanier
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa
“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.” Maya Angelou
The grace of God means something like:
Here is your life.
You might never have been, but you are,
because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you.
Here is the world.
Beautiful and terrible things will happen.
Don’t be afraid.
I am with you.
“Each person is sacred, no matter what his or her culture, religion, handicap, or fragility. Each person is created in God’s image; each one has a heart, a capacity to love and to be loved.” Jean Vanier
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.” Rumi
“Everybody’s been there,
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Fallen for the fear
And done some disappearing,
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is
Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave”
Brave – Sara Bareilles
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can find the other installments in the 75 Good Days series here: