"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Wow. Helen Keller's quotes always amaze me: to the naked eye she was missing so much, yet her spirit was so bright. She also said, "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
My parents have been faced with their own trials recently. They celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary last year by taking their six grandkids, four kids, and three kids-in-law to Hilton Head. Shortly after, The Stupid Cancer popped into their lives. It is a horrible disease with horrible treatments, but...I am so moved by the peace within them. Things that mattered, seem trivial now. The people, the moments, the laughs---now, that's what matters.
thoroughly enjoying the lollipops;