“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”—Melodie Beattie (via justbesplendid) (via iamblessed)
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting—a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson (via reluctantbuddha) (via quote-book)
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.”—Anne Frank (via reluctantbuddha) (via quote-book)
“To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson (via sophiebug) (via quote-book) (via enamour) (via out-of-my-dreams) (via justbesplendid)
It isn’t only famous movie stars who want to be alone. Whenever I hear someone speak of privacy, I find myself thinking once again how real and deep the need for such times is for all human beings…at all ages.
Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn’t have to be a lonely kind of thing.
”— Fred Rogers from The World According To Mister Rogers