Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.
—Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
Shauna Niequist, Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table, with Recipes
Forever reblog because, well, Shauna Niequist is my fave!
"I believe that this way of living, this focus on the present, the daily, the tangible, this intense concentration not on the news headlines but on the flowers growing in your own garden, the children growing in your own home, this way of living has the potential to open up the heavens, to yield a glittering handful of diamonds where a second ago there was coal. This way of living and noticing and building and crafting can crack through the movie sets and soundtracks that keep us waiting for our own life stories to begin, and set us free to observe the lives we have been creating all along without even realizing it."
"When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow."
Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
Marianne Williamson (via mindofataurus)
Reblogging because it’s one of the teachings from Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships that REALLY helped me to forgive the shortcomings and failings of my parents and to make it my mission to always parent Em consciously.