When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen. Either there will be something solid for you to stand on - or you will be taught how to fly. —Patrick Overton

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When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen. Either there will be something solid for you to stand on - or you will be taught how to fly.

PATRICK OVERTON

Author, poet, teacher

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Seattle, WA JULY 14, 2016
If you don't like your life then change it! Don't be shy, give it a try. You can do it!


To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being. —Stella McCartney
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. —Henry David Thoreau
In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.  —Thomas Jefferson
Learn to love without condition. Talk without bad intention. Give without any reason. And most of all, care for people without any expectation. —Unknown
Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you! —Christian D. Larson
May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. —Peter Marshall
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. —Elizabeth Foley
I have yet to find a man or woman, however exalted their station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.  —Charles Schwab
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. —Earl Nightingale
I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot...and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed. —Michael Jordan
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity. —John Muir
May you always be blessed with walls for the wind. A roof for the rain. A warm cup of tea by the fire. Laughter to cheer you. Those you love near you. And all that your heart might desire. —Irish Proverb
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.  —C.S. Lewis
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. —Bernard Meltzer
Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. —Eleanor Roosevelt

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