Life is pain. War is change. The raw materials of life hammered and shaped into something with a purpose.
hindi naman talaga mahirap ang buhay kahit may dumaang bagyo… hindi mo naman kasi kailangan magpakalunod dito eh… pwede ka sumilong o magsuot ng rain coat.
I get my first paycheck. We are paid once a month, which requires the kind of budgeting I am incapable of. Life is unpleasant after the twenty-third or so. I’ve been a graduate student for so long it’s hard to fathom that one check can have four numbers and change. Then I see how much The Man takes. Damn The Man.
If you want the waves to touch you softly, have a walk on the sea coasts; if you want the life to touch you softly, have a walk on the reason’s coasts, because reason is a shield that softens the strokes of life!
It’s better to burn out than to fade away.
A mindset of gratitude lifts the veil of bitterness and allows you to see beauty and possibility.
There is no indication that God explained to Joseph what He was doing through those many years of heartache or how the pieces would eventually fit together. He had no ways of knowing that he would eventually enjoy a triumphal reunion with his family. He was expected, as you and I are, to live out his life one day at a time in something less than complete understanding. What pleased God was Joseph’s faithfulness when nothing made sense.
She thought she should take a moment to pray. But, as she was holding a loaded rifle, conventional prayer did not seem entirely suitable. Sister Peg hoped that God would help her, but it was her belief that He much preferred for people to attend to themselves. Life was a test; it was up to you to pass it or not. She raised the gun to her clavicle and angled one eye down the length of the barrel.
Celebrate your life, this is your only life.
It seems that life, in order to maintain itself, must revolt every so often against man’s ceaseless attempts to master its irrational forces with his mind.