"Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory. Be brave enough to live life creatively." -Alan Alda
"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." -Kenji Miyazawa -checktheshades
"Once you choose hope, anything's possible."
-Christopher Reeve -checktheshades
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." -Dolly Parton
"Be humble, be hungry, and always be the hardest worker in the room." -checktheshades
"The highly politicized five-month battle to choose President Barack Obama's next attorney general came to a close today when the Senate finally voted to confirm Loretta Lynch. The 56-43 vote makes Lynch the first African-American female attorney general in U.S. history." –CNN
"Find out who you are and do it on purpose."
-Dolly Parton -checktheshades
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." -Maya Angelou
"For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you. So we may boldly say: The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?" -Hebrews 13:5-6 -checktheshades
"Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever." -Psalms 86:11-12 -checktheshades
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters."
-Colossians 3:23 -checktheshades
"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations." -Charles Swindoll -checktheshades
"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
-Audre Lorde -checktheshades
"I can't seem to find the balance between "if you want it, go get it" and "good things come to those who wait"." -checktheshades
"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength."
-Oprah Winfrey -checktheshades
"Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." -David Lloyd George -checktheshades
"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it." -Lou Holtz -checktheshades
If I shall die before they wake, I pray the Lord my shades are safe.