Momservation: The time is always right to do what’s right. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
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As a writer and story teller it is hard to believe that I’m ever at a loss for words.
But this latest, disturbingly frequent new threshold in our nation’s increasingly violent history left me speechless and heartbroken—once again and inevitably.
I don’t pretend to know it all, but I know, in this gun-soaked and blood-stained country, something has to change.
I don’t know what the answer is or where we’ll find a solution or how we’ll motivate the change (if 20 slaughtered six year-olds on the eve of Christmas can’t do it, what can?).
When I feel so hopeless and helpless I seek out inspirational quotes, clinging to them like a piece of driftwood to get me through the storm. I find these words of guidance and wisdom a promising beacon—revelations certainly ascertained in the calm break of the clouds after riding out their own storms. Some are from ordinary people and some from extraordinary people, but all I believe through whom God must surely be speaking.
These are the people I want to follow. These are the lights I want to shine through. These are truths I want to be heard. This is the love I want to triumph. This is what I want our nation, our fellow Americans to believe in.
Not the blinding hate. Not destructive bitterness. Not the unescapable darkness. Not the hopeless resignation. Not name calling, finger pointing gridlock and blame.
We are better than this. Let’s come together and prove it. And maybe these words of inspiration and wisdom lead the way…
Whatever you are willing to put up with is exactly what you will have. ~Annonymous
You often meet your destiny on the road you’ve taken to avoid it. ~Annonymous
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they got lost. ~Dalai Lama
Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. ~Barbara Geraci
Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still to decide what to do. ~C.S. Lewis
In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. ~Sun Tzu
All great problems demand great love. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
The purpose in life is not to fight against evil and misfortune; it is to unveil magnificence. ~Alan Cohen
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Carl Bard
The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. May what matters is that we embark. ~Barbara Hall
Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~St. Francis of Assis
Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. ~Margaret Mead