« So many of us are reaching out, hoping someone out there will grab our hands and remind us we are not as alone as we fear. » ~Roxane Gay
- From OUR DAILY BREAD – reaching out "In reaching out to others, we rely not on ourselves but on the strength of our God. Where has God placed you to serve? How are you being faithful?" ~from OUR DAILY BREAD
- "The hands of those I meet are dumbly eloquent… "The hands of those I meet are dumbly eloquent to me. The touch of some hands is an impertinence. I have met people so empty of joy, that when I clasped their frosty finger-tips, it seemed as if I were shaking hands with a northeast storm." - Helen Keller
- "Normal fear protects us; abnormal fear… "Normal fear protects us; abnormal fear paralyses us. Normal fear motivates us to improve our individual and collective welfare; abnormal fear constantly poisons and distorts our inner lives. Our problem is not to be rid of fear but, rather to harness and master it." - Martin Luther King Jr.
- "I have to remind myself that some birds… "I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more grey" - Shawshank Redemption