You want to see a miracle? Be the miracle. ~God in Bruce Almighty
If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other? ~God in Evan Almighty
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. ~George Bernard Shaw
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. ~Albert Einstein
Just follow your heart. That's what I do. ~Napoleon Dynamite
I don't want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me. ~Frank Costello in The Departed
Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. ~Mark Twain
This is a doughnut stuffed with M&Ms. That way when you're finished with the doughnut you don't have to eat any M&Ms. ~Dr. Rick Marshall in Land of The Lost
I can't control the cards I'm dealt, just how I play the hands. ~Professor Randy Pausch
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. ~Professor Randy Pausch
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. ~Michael Jordan
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. ~Mohandas Gandhi
To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing. ~Raymond Williams
As you drift along in the raft, the river sparkles, the sun warms your back, and the breeze cools your face. The trees and tall grass along the riverbed beckon you to admire them. Occasionally, you might use your paddle to move the raft along or steer gently. It is an opportunity to reflect on life like the sun’s rays on the water.
Along the way, the water becomes shallow in places, and where rocks and boulders become more plentiful and closer to the surface, the flow of the water changes. This is where the river hosts its white waters. The white water is powerful and beautiful and exciting. The turbulent water is also dangerous to those who do not understand and revere it or have a guide.
In the midst of the rapid waters, sometimes the people on one side of the raft must paddle like hell, while the people on the other side have to pull their oars completely out of the water. There are even times when it is necessary to paddle backwards. To keep the raft from capsizing, it is essential that everyone in the raft work together as a team, being willing to do the hard work or being willing to let go of the need to control things as necessary.
Although you may have been splashed or even soaked in the white waters, once the raft is gliding in the calm part of the river as it inevitably will again, the warm sun on your back feels especially comforting, and the cool breeze on your face is particularly refreshing. It is another opportunity to reflect on life like the sun’s rays on the water.