All men and women are born, live, suffer and die;
what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams,
whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things,
and what we do to make them come about.
We do not choose to be born.
We do not choose our parents.
We do not choose our historical epoch,
the country of our birth,
or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing.
We do not, most of us, choose to die;
nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death.
But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." ~Anon
"There are all kinds of futures. There is a hoped-for future, there is a feared future, there is a predictable future, and there is an unimagined future." ~Werner Erhard
"If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly." ~Steve Mariboli
"Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today." ~Steve Mariboli
"Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature." ~Steve Mariboli