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“People are liked stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” Source: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“I had one of the challenging conversations of my life speaking with your father today,” Savannah’s English teacher whispered in her ear. Mr. Marris had met Jose, Savannah’s dad, at a meeting earlier that day, and upon seeing her in class, couldn’t resist venting.
Having my own painful encounters with Jose, I felt his pain. Still, I thought his remark crossed a line and wondered if Savannah had been dubbed “the kid with the father who _____.”
I wasn’t all that shocked when I was received Frank’s friend request on Facebook. When we ran into each other a couple of weeks back, I sensed he was eager to meet up. (Run-In with an Ex)
The “nice girl,” the one who wants to be liked and puts others needs before hers, hemmed and hawed. For a moment I considered just hitting “accept.”
Then I took the bold move and deleted it.
“When our actions create discord in another person, we, ourselves, in this lifetime or another, will feel that discord. Likewise, if our actions create harmony and empowerment in another, we also come to feel that harmony and empowerment.” Source: Gary Zukav
A while back I tallied how much I spent in childcare since Savannah was born. When I tried to share the figure with a single mom friend, she stopped me. “Don’t! It’s too depressing,” she barked.
She was right. But, oh, the things I could have done with that money. Bought beachfront property in the Hamptons. Got a boob job, facelift and a lifetime supply of Botox. Opened an orphanage in India and saved thousands of homeless children. Instead, I paid for college girls to sit on the couch and text their boyfriends.
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Source: Nokola Telsa, physicist, supergenius