“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” -George Herbert
“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” -Mother Teresa
“Action without vision is only passing time. Vision without action is merely day dreaming. But vision with action can change the world.” -Nelson Mandela
“The time is always right to do what is right.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” -Carl Sandburg
Try to make time to explore and enjoy the sights around you. You never know when you’ll stumble upon someplace beautiful.
Never forget your roots of where you came from, but at the same time, never stop looking up to see where you can go.
If we truly wish to make the most out of our short lived time, we must follow through with the burning passion we find within ourselves. To do otherwise is to deprive ourselves of enjoyment, fulfillment, and excitement.
On the medical mission I attended this past summer, a mother exclaimed that her son had become closed off after the recent passing of his father. She asked if there was anything we could do to help, so I sat with her son and tried to get him to open up. It turned out, his older siblings did not talk about the loss of their father, and he didn’t want to upset his mother with his sadness, seeing as she was still grieving as well. All it took was someone to help this young boy realize that it is okay to grieve the loss of his father. Helping him understand the importance of speaking up about his sadness was also essential in letting him feel as though he was allowed to talk about the pain he was experiencing. Even though I was only able to provide a lending ear, that was all this child needed at the current moment in time—someone to listen to him.