“Every single person goes through something in their lives. No one gets a free pass from grief or depression or just plain bad luck. We all suffer in some way.  But we need to soldier on.  Because that’s what life is: tunneling through the shit to find the gold.

“But sometimes we need help, we need someone to hand us the shovel. Please  go to a qualified shovel specialist. There are people out there that can and will help. Know that there really are people who care.

“And to everyone else- remember- sometimes all that’s needed is a kind word. Sometimes telling someone that you are there is enough. Remind yourself that everyone else might not be as happy as you are. A little kindness goes a long way.”

Waking Up on the Wrong Side of 50: Everybody Matters

 

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”

-James Neal Hollingworth (pseudonym: Ambrose Redmoon), Quoted in Inside a Haunted Mind (K.   Patrick Malone)

“The first four months of writing the book, my mental image is scratching with my hands through granite. My other image is pushing a train up the mountain, and it’s icy, and I’m in bare feet.”

-Mary Higgins Clark