Here are some words that have shaped me. They may be someone else's words, they may be anonymous or perhaps I may even be tempted to add my own. I will continue to add quotes on this page since we all stumble upon words that ring true to us while we go about our daily lives. Many of them will most likely end up on my blog, as I attempt to truly comprehend them and ultimately share them with you. 

“Writers seek to create order out of the chaos of everyday life, and to extract meaning from both the tragic and the mundane” 
- Hope Edelman

 

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us."

- Marianne Williamson

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”

- Ronald Pausch

“No man should judge unless he asks himself in absolute honesty whether in a similar situation he might not have done the same.”

- Viktor E. Frankl

“Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.”

- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be."

- Maya Angelou

“Denial helps us to pace our feelings of grief. There is a grace in denial. It is nature’s way of letting in only as much as we can handle.”

- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“There is an emptiness inside of me -- a void that will never be filled. No one in your life will ever love you as your mother does. There is no love as pure, unconditional and strong as a mother's love. And I will never be loved that way again.” 

- Hope Edelman

          My mother's bookcases were overflowing with interesting reads. My father continues to be an avid reader. Thanks to my parents, libraries and bookstores have always felt like a second home to me and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

 

          Here are the titles of some books that I would like to share with the world. Every one of them contains valuable lessons about life. 

  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  • Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman

  • Children of Immigration by Carola and Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco