“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.”—Mother Teresa
Let the soft and sweet breeze sweep your hair across your face and watch the leaves of the trees rustle gently. Turn your face to the sunshine and let your ears be filled with the delight of the choruses of a thousand birds flapping their wings in the crisp blue sky.
Try to hear the music the traffic makes on a busy day. You’ll notice that there’s much more than honks. There are the voices of human hearts.
Step back, take a breather from your busy life and appreciate the way things are.
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”—C.S. Lewis (via autumnfringes)
“You will never know how much you believe something until it is a matter of life and death. If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction and it’s not so bad.”—C.S. Lewis (via autumnfringes) (via omnitribe)
“Through my scientific work I have come to believe more and more strongly that the physical universe is put together with an ingenuity so astonishing that I cannot accept it as a brute fact… I cannot believe that our existence in this universe is a mere quirk of fate, an accident of history, an incidental blip in the great cosmic drama.”—Paul Davies