"Faith is the light we see with our hearts when all that we see with our eyes is the darkness."
"We need only to have faith in God!"
"Loving what is right is not the same as hating what is wrong and feeling right about it."
"After a while, you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul."
And you learn that you may be lonely, or lonesome, but that you are never alone, ever again."
"And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning on and company doesn't mean security. "
"And you begin to understand that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises. "
"And you begin to accept your defeats with your head held high and your eyes open, with grace and courage, not the grief of a child."
"You learn to build your roads on today, because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain, and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight."
"After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."
"And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong."
"And you learn you really do have worth and that you can keep learning. With every hello and goodbye and the in-between you learn."
"I'm slowly learning the lessons of life. To forgive, forget, to live and to love."
Love and Peace, Barefoot