Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
—Thich Nhat Hanh
If you listen to 200 people talk about their lives, including people who come from races and backgrounds different from your own, you begin to sense the deep common threads of the human journey. Often, people from very different backgrounds use almost identical words to describe their unique human experience.
One of the phrases I heard most often in these 200 conversations was “it all goes by so fast.” Elsa, in her seventies, perhaps expressed what many people told me in a variety of ways: ...