New beginnings, even when wonderful can be so scary, carrying the tensions of every doubt and every hope you have ever endured. All change takes courage.
New things carry the charm of freshness and wonder. What is new arrives with the excitement and awe of that which is unordinary; sometimes as blessings, and at other times as calamity.
We all look back, and then forward again, as the brightness of what lies ahead catches our eye with its clarity.
Time eventually shows us everything we need to see. Change is always illuminating; casting a shadow behind us of all the things we mourn through loss — about the way things once were.
Who we think we are is often who we were many years ago.
Change can arrive in an instant, or slowly settle around you over the years. One day things are just different.
Don't look to them to make it right, which is another way of saying, "to set you free." They never had that much power. You are the one with the power.
Whatever they did or said, you'll do worse, if you don't make the choice right now to do better — for yourself.
No insult ever laid so heavily on your heart than the one you believed.
At all times in life you are being tested. Not just in the obvious times of challenge, but mostly in your quiet moments. Quietness is where the tragedies happen. The real hurting happens in private. Nothing is so cruel as solitary sadness.