Survivors

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In the darkest periods of life we discover that pain serves a practical and crucial function. In the abyss of hopelessness the only voices heard and the only hands felt may well be of men and women who have experienced the similar torments of our affliction. These hands and voices- having emerged from the darkness- can be the same hands and voices that will one day guide us out of our own. It is through pain that we become free and it is through pain that we are able to help free others.

Family

 

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Difficult times are the catalyst for genuineness. It gives us clarity into what we really need: Each other.

Hope

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Our greatest hope should not be in the acquisition of wealth and status.  Our greatest hope should be that right now will be the moment we decide to love one another altruistically and unconditionally.  There is no greater hope in life than love.  

Men

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Good men are controversial. Their lives are marked by constant contradiction with every moment characterized by relentless battle and total surrender. He is both weak and strong, hopeless and determined, at his very end and yet just beginning…

Depression

 

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I’m convinced in the end we’ll find that helplessness was nothing more than a symptom of a spiritually invigorated life curtailed.

Gratitude

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The best medicine for grumbling is gratitude. It’s free and it never ends, yet sometimes it’s hard to find. Visit your nearest prison, orphanage, hospital, or graveyard. There’s so much to be grateful for.

Food

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The best meal is a cold one gathered for a single mouth and served warmly for two.

Game of Life

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Daily life is like a set of monkey bars: the effort is worthwhile but the ultimate goal is always letting go

Competition

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G_d made us competitive beings, not for the purpose of outdoing each other but to persevere in our pursuit of finding Him.

Miracles

 

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Hitting bottom has its delights. A movement in any direction may be considered nothing short of a miracle.