we rarely if ever can escape the consequences of our actions…how else can we learn? be open to learning, open to growing, open to change. accept with gratitude the opportunity to make new choices that are beneficial for you and all life. that opportunity, just like your life, is a gift. ~j “smile, breathe, and go slowly…” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
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we live as if…

surely in our anger, in our aggression, in our bitterness and despair we have forgotten that not even our next breath is guaranteed. we live as if our words are empty and actions can be undone. we live as if we have an infinite number of tomorrows when all the while death is standing on the other side of the door. everything counts, every moment is sacred. live with gratitude, joy, kindness, compassion, peace, and wisdom – for these are love.

~ j

Tuesday, September 4, 2012