Dawn comes to Japan some 100 kilometres southwest of Tokyo. In the time between darkness and light, the towering peak of Mt. Fuji stands ready to greet the sun. Not part of any range, this stand-alone mountain is one of the most perfect active conical volcanoes on earth.
Life is like a bunch of roses. Some sparkle like raindrops. Some fade when there's no sun. Some just fade away in time. Some dance in many colors. Some drop with hanging wings. Some make you fall in love. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Life you can be sure of, you will not get out ALIVE.(sorry about that)
Don't focus on what you've lost; focus on what you have left. Nobody has taken the blessing from you. You are blessed in the city and blessed in the country. You are blessed going in and blessed coming out. That means you are blessed when things are going your way and blessed when they’re not going your way. You’re blessed in the palace and blessed in the pit. You are blessed when people are good to you and blessed when they’re trying to stop you. Here’s the key: the blessing did not come from people, so it cannot be taken away by people!
Satisfy us in the morning
With your steadfast love, that we many rejoice
And be glad in all our days.
Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Sometimes the smallest act of love can take up the biggest space in someone's heart.
I am not sure exactly what Heaven will be like. But I do know that when we die and if comes the time for God to judge us, He will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' Rather He will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?'