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Love doesn't just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
-- Ursula K. Le Guin


Monday, September 11, 2006

Goodness lives

Life’s most difficult moments teach us that we’re stronger than we know. It always pays to remember that.

When the worst happens, is when we have the opportunity to be our best. When the challenges seem unbearable and hope is a distant memory, a new and stronger hope is already taking root.

Though events can terribly injure us and pull us a long way down, nothing can rob us of the ability and desire to connect with life’s goodness. And so that goodness always, in its own way, prevails, despite the unimaginable odds against it.

For that goodness lives in our hearts, where we can always keep it alive. And because we know how it feels so completely right, that is what we do.

In the everyday moments, goodness lives. In the most joyful times and during the darkest days, it becomes more deeply entrenched and more personally meaningful.

We pause to remember all that has gone before, and look ahead to the many possibilities that are now springing to life. Through it all, underneath it all, we carry an abiding goodness that we cannot be without.

— Ralph Marston

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