This is the first Monday since I’ve started this blog that I don’t have a recipe to share. And it’s not because I’ve been lazy and haven’t been creating new dishes; it’s because today isn’t a typical “Happy Meatless Monday!” kind of day.
Today is bittersweet – my gorgeous sister married into an incredibly beautiful and caring family, yet at the same time we grieve over the loss of one of those amazing and heartening souls.
I watched and admired my sister and new brother-in-law show grace during their union, as our new family tried to find comfort and peace during this difficult time. I was inspired today to find and share some words that remind me we should always be kind, caring individuals just like the one we remember and celebrate today.
“I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.” ― Anne Lamott
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” – Jean de La Bruyère
“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Kahlil Gibran
“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu