~Today I was thinking about my favorite color... I love blue.
~Ora et labora.
~Without passion... it's just coffee.
~"...you're all gonna wonder how you were able to live so large and leave so little for the rest of us." (-Cat Woman)
The short time on this journey is not about being in control or having the most toys on our dying day. I see glimpses of whatever legacy or story I might leave behind in the people I have embraced, treasured, loved, and cared for...our lives are intermingled. If I leave and they stay, part of me will always be with them. I hope they understand that whatever beauty my life possesses is because I live with these principles and practices:
~It is not enough to tolerate those who are different when what is required is to accept a person as they are.
~You should not resist when what is required is a moment of surrender.
~Do not ignore, hide, or run away from the things that terrify you. Those things will not ignore you, or hide from you, and they will always outrun you.
~True strength is to face, confront and sit with your fear until you are over it.
~Do not to give up or give in to what is evil in the world. Instead, work and hope against all odds for what is just and good. (And don't forget the part about "hope" or you will burn out quickly, and that won't help a thing.)
~We are all born ignorant ~ do not to remain naive, but have enough courage to learn and live with the truth.
~Never be satisfied to survive, but determine to truly overcome and living in victory.
~Don't believe everybody, but believe in those you love.
~Don't hand the pieces of your heart over to strangers, for they will leave and you will lose those pieces forever.
~Don't be afraid to sing loud, everybody doesn't have to listen.
~When you dance with no inhibition, you are only frolicking in the rhythm of your life ~ and we all must play sometimes.
~Owning a Harley doesn't make one a "biker chick".
~Don't ever believe things are so bad that tomorrow can't be better.
~And finally the most important thing of all: DO NOT BE AFRAID TO LIVE AND DO NOT BE AFRAID TO DIE.