Never give up. It's like breathing - once you quit, your flame dies letting total darkness extinguish every last gasp of hope. You can't do that. You must continue taking in even the shallowest of breaths, continue putting forth even the smallest of efforts to sustain your dreams. Don't ever, ever, ever give up.
Life is a test. ? It was designed to be so. ? It is where we taste the bitter and the sweet; where we feel pain and pleasure; where we learn right from wrong; where we pass through both darkness and light. ? It is a time to make choices. ? And through this process we form our characters - some grand and glorious, some barely decent, and others just plain monstrous.?
You know those little moments when an unexpected act or a spoken word affects your heart with sweet, satiating intensity - a simple gesture that possesses deep, personal meaning beyond what anyone realizes? ? You know those tender moments? ? That's God pressing his lips on your forehead and whispering