Just a quickie post of quotes today for you to remember when life gets overwhelming.  My brain is going in a million different directions and I am unable to get it settled down enough to write a regular post.


Life does not come easy.  Nothing worth having ever will. So when you feel overwhelmed remember:

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.  

Helen Keller

As gold is purified in the furnace, so the faithful heart is purified by sorrow.

Giovanni Guarini

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

Rachel Carson

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.  Pray for powers equal to your tasks.

Phillip Brooks

Man is fond of counting his troubles but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot as enough happiness provided for it.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16:33

P.S.  John 16:33 is the verse I came across before going to bed on election night, appropriate since I voted for the losing side.