Incontestably, alas, most people are not, in action, worth very much; and yet, every human being is an unprecedented miracle. One tries to treat them as the miracles they are, while trying to protect oneself against the disasters they’ve become.
- James BaldwinHeaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before — more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
- Charles Dickens, Great ExpectationsEmpathy is the antidote to shame. . . . The two most powerful words when we’re in struggle: me too.
- Brené Brown
In the end, I would like to help change the world. I think we need to do it, and now is the time, and I think there may be a lot of us who feel that way.
I feel a change coming on!