Quietness is indeed a sign of strength. But quietness may also help one to achieve strength.
-Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
We all have a strength that we may not even realize. But it is there, deep within. It gets us through the most difficult times, it give us courage, and persistence when it seems that all is lost. We can tap into that strength at any time, and use it to heal the heart. And we can find that strength in silence.
“Friends share all things.”
-Pythagoras (580? – 500? B.C.)
True friends share things without even realizing it sometimes. When one of us feels joy, that joy is shared by our friends – we are happy for each other! Whether it is good news or bad news, it feels good to share it with a friend, with someone who will feel the emotions and help us through it.
How we remember, what we remember, and why we remember form the most personal map of our individuality.
Christina Baldwin (1977)
Our memories make up a big part of who we are. They help to shape us. We carry our memories with us wherever we go, and we share them with people who want to know us. We can cherish our memories, even the sad ones, because they are ours.
The joys I have possessed are ever mine; out of thy reach, behind eternity, hid in the sacred treasure of the past, but blest remembrance brings them hourly back.
-John Dryden (1631-1700) English poet and author
We remember our sorrow because we felt it so deeply. It is also important to remember our joy. Think back to a time when you felt truly joyful maybe when you first fell in love? When your child was born? When you accomplished an important goal? Life is filled with these joyful moments, and they are there for us to enjoy not just once, but many times over through our memories.