You’re going to come across people in your life who say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by. It’s actions, not words, that matter.
Stick two different people with two different sets of expectations under one roof and it ain’t always going to be shrimp and grits on Easter.
Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.
There are winds of destiny that blow when we least expect them. Sometimes they gust with the fury of a hurricane, sometimes they barely fan one’s cheek. But the winds cannot be denied, bringing as they often do a future that is impossible to ignore.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn’t make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
She had been proud of his decision to serve his country, her heart bursting with love and admiration the first time she saw him outfitted in his dress blues.
Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it will.
It’s hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can’t understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitably take their place; that every place has something good—and bad—to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast.