Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams. [Henry David Thoreau]
What an exquisite definition of friends, of how friendship works. I could really stand to check this in myself. How JOYous it is to build someone up rather than focus on ME and MINE.
There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster. [Dalai Lama XIV]
There are times when I just crumble and pretty much quit playing. I feel this sense of defeat that is so enormous. However, when I look at this thoughty notion, when I BEcome willing to really flip my reaction to a response, I see that the hope I build in the face of whatever “tragedy” I am experiencing has the strongest foundation.
Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. [Shel Silverstein]
This is one of the most important lessons in Life. To BElieve that anything is possible, no matter the loud and boisterous naysayers saying their nays wanting to diminish our hopes.
I love you, Currie