Stubborn Hope

When they began airbrushing the models in fashion magazines fifty years ago, no one complained much. Everyone knew, we thought, that it was some sort of make believe. But then they started airbrushing your food. Vacations. Family photos. And now you think you're the only one with a less-than-perfect situation. May you be blessed with a perfect sense of reality and appreciation for imperfection.

Prayables

 

Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.

The Dhammapada

 

Obstacles are those frightful things you see

when you turn your eyes from God.

Anonymous

 

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.

Anne Lamott

 

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A lot can happen in three years. Stay woke! 

James Doughty