Water Lily

“The water-lily in the midst of waters, opens its leaves and expands its petals at the first pattering of the shower; and rejoices in the rain drops with a quicker sympathy than the packed shrubs in the sandy desert.”  Samuel Taylor Coleridge



“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.” Henri Nouwen