Tumbling Thoughts

“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everyone has decided not to see.”
— Ayn Rand
“Some people can’t see the color red. That doesn’t mean it isn’t there.”
— from “M is for Malice” (Sue Grafton)
“Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.”
— Shirley MacLaine
“It isn’t the great big pleasures that count the most; it’s making a great deal out of the little ones.”
— Jean Webster
“She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.”
— Proverbs 31:25
“When you stop complaining and crying and shouting how unfair it all is, when you let go of the idea that you can control anything beyond your attitude, sometimes you’re lucky enough to discover that you already are blessed beyond measure.”
— Ami, bunkers down.
“When you are not feeling particularly friendly…put on a friendly manner and behave as if you were a nicer person than you actually are.”
— C.S. Lewis
“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those I love, I can: they all make me laugh.”
— W.H. Auden
“It’s all about communication. It’s too easy to make assumptions about the people we’re with all the time — what they’re thinking or feeling — without actually talking.”
— Tony Goldwyn 
“The truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you’ll see their flaws. That’s just the way it is. This is why marriages fail, why children are abandoned, why friendships don’t last. You might think you love someone until you see the way they act when they’re out of money or under pressure or hungry, for goodness’ sake. Love is something different. Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of their filthy heart. Love is patient and kind, love is deliberate. Love is hard. Love is pain and sacrifice, it’s seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship.”
— unknown