Sunday Snapshot: love is ours to share

“The simple truth is that love is a part of who we are, not something that others “give” to us if we’re worthy of it.  We’re taught that if we just find that right person, and that person “falls in love” with us, everything will be fine.  We’re not taught about recognizing the love that is a part of our spirits, the love that we radiate when we recognize the beauty and need in all the people that surround us.  Love is ours to share, at all moments and in all situations, but for some reason we fear doing so.”

–  Tom Walsh

Sunday Snapshot: for now, sledding is enough

“I walked over to the hill where we used to go and sled.  There were a lot of little kids there.  I watched them flying.  Doing jumps and having races.  And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday.  And all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do.  And they will all kiss someone someday.  But for now, sledding is enough.  I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn’t.”

–  Stephen Chbosky

Sunday Snapshot: the soul, of the soul, of the soul

“Oh soul, you worry too much.  You have seen your own strength.  You have seen your own beauty.  You have seen your golden wings.  Of anything less, why do you worry?  You are in truth the soul, of the soul, of the soul.”

–  Rumi

Sunday Snapshot: you have already borne the pain

“Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain.  But you have already borne the pain.  What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.”

–  Khalil Gibran