I went back through some of my journals in the past week. I do this every year. It’s a wonderful gift to be able to look back and see my patterns, to see what I longed for a decade ago, and how close my life is to that now, or how far away.
I stumbled upon this quote from Helen Keller that is one of my favorites:
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
That inspired me to look up some others:
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.