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Don't ever give up.
Don't ever give in.
Don't ever stop trying.
Don't ever sell out.
And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment,
pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off.
But never, ever, ever give up. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Lies don't fit snugly into disguises. Eventually the cloak falls off and you're left staring at the naked truth which is always an uncomfortable situation. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Progressing at a snail's pace is still progress, and slow progress is better than no progress. Never be stagnant, and never give up. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's strange how in childhood it feels like tomorrow won't come until the end of forever, but in adulthood it feels like the end of forever could come tomorrow. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Only a fool believes that his actions don't shape the world. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
No one believes he is an idiot until the consequences of his actions prove it. Then hindsight rubs it in. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It is a sweet thing to have someone love you, but it is a far sweeter thing when his actions convince your heart, and his words persuade your soul. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The person I am and the person I wish to be are not the same. But if the gap between both decreases day-by-day, then it is okay. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A new star shines bright.
Angels herald the good news.
The Christ child is born. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
An unbridled imagination is the fountain of youth; it's what keeps us young at heart. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
There are times you find yourself standing by the wayside, watching as someone struggles to dig a well with a spoon, and you wish with all your heart you had arms and a shovel. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Take a step back. Draw in a deep breath. Now ask yourself 'so what?' Then, after answering, ask yourself again 'so what?' And then a third time - 'so what?' Chances are you'll come to realize that the issue at hand is not as dire, detrimental, or important as you first thought. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Laugh as if it's funny, embrace as if it's love, and smile anyway. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You'll be hard-pressed to reach your goals if you don't map out where you're going. Take time to navigate your life. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Eyes, so easily deceived, might judge more rightly with lids closed, allowing ears and heart to remain wide open."
from "The Beauty of Ugh -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If you suffer lingering doubts; if the consolation you cling to is 'it will probably be okay,' then run the other way because what you're contemplating is not a good choice. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I am more and more convinced that some people are put in our lives solely to try our patience and tamper with our tolerance levels. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If only this great concern we have for our own sensitive feelings expanded to encompass the feelings of our fellow men. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Though I may accumulate a great deal of riches in this world, it is only my wealth of knowledge, talents, and emotional bonds that I keep when I leave. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Imagined happiness is still happiness. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
What do you mean I have to wait for someone's approval? I'm someone. I approve. So I give myself permission to move forward with my full support! -- Richelle E. Goodrich
To love her was to taste sweet surrender. For had she not entered his life, he would have sought the wonders of both Heaven and Earth. But she surpassed them all and, by her pleasing nature, stayed him. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It is to our own detriment that we underestimate the might of small and simple things. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If your best friend truly is the person who knows you completely and loves you anyway, wouldn't that be your mother? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I know you would like to blame the world, but the fact is that life is an 'up to you' thing. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Time machines, magic portals, transporters, worm holes, flying carpets, relocation charms - such things do exist. They're called books. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It is an incapacitating emotion one feels upon hearing the whispered words "I still love you" after deeply hurting that soul.
Forgiveness isn't weakness.
It is power. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The coldest day in fall
is at the Hallows Evening ball
where ghoulish fun
avoids the sun
as monsters mingle wall to wall. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
We live that we might have experience; that through it we might gain wisdom, compassion, faith, and inner strength. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Humans are forever discontent - always thinking there are better alternatives to their present circumstances. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Words that should cross your lips with ease: thank you, love you, sorry, please. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
My knight may not wear a coat of shining armor, but his code of glowing honor will never fail to protect us both from evils far worse than any fire-breathing dragon. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
How frustrating to think you can be lost to yourself. And yet how often it is that a stranger stares back at you from the mirror. Maybe in truth we never see ourselves as clearly as the thousands of eyes that daily take us in. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A great many problems could be solved by nothing more than a change in thinking. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Maybe there is no such thing as success - a final destination where you arrive once and for all. Maybe existence is a never-ending journey of peaks and valleys and forever chasing dreams. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
This feeling of guilt is your conscience calling your attention to the higher road, and your heart wishing you had taken it. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The best bubbly I ever tasted was laughter. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I stumble and fall.
I weep and struggle to rise.
My mom feels it all. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Mothers give us life, love, and the heartfelt inclination to cry 'I want my mommy' no matter how old we get. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Thank your mother. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Dogs are loyal friends, and if they could talk, your secrets would still be safe. (If my cat could talk, I'd have to let the dog eat her.) -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Laugh and smile for no reason at all. Giggle grins are a magnet for happiness. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The elixir of life is a bubbling stream of laughter. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Laughter isn't a sign of insanity but a shield against it. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Trust in the silent doers. It is far more difficult to put your dreams into action than into flowery words. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life isn't all grand, but it isn't all miserable either. There's both sweet and sour in every day. So why focus on the ugly when you can gaze at what's beautiful? Concentrate on the good. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A great father is one whose children look up to him rather than away from him. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If we simply imagined that everyone who crossed our path was living out his or her very last day on Earth, we might treat people as kindly as we ought to each day they lived. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's too bad we're not all teddy bears. More stuffing would only make us cuter and cuddlier. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Courage doesn't defeat fear or erase fear or adjust to fear. Courage acts, plain and simple, in the midst of fear. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You cannot fully understand a person's need until you have endured the same need. As hard as you may try to predict and comprehend their situation and suffering, I guarantee you'll fall short until you've been there. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If you avoid all of life's abrasions you will never be polished enough to shine. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I wish I could fly.
I wish I were rich.
I wish I had more time."
"But you can, and you are, and you do;
I wish you would open your eyes. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Friends are those crazy people who keep coming back, in spite of being exposed to the real you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Live your day and live it well. It's yours whether you want it or not. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life's gonna kick you in the butt.
That's what it does.
But if you gotta put up with this crap, the least you can expect is that your friends will stand by you. I mean, for crying in the night, what else are friends for but to help you make right what isn't in life? (Kira, The Mishmorat) -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life is hard and unfair. It is cruel and heartless, painful, trying, disappointing, unapologetic, and frequently downright awful. But that's not important. What's important is that through it all you learn how much you need your Heavenly Father and how much your friends need you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
We all suffer ills at the hands of others; however, reactions to these injustices differ like night and day. Many seek to punish the world for their suffering, but some work hard to save the world from experiencing similar grief. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If all of our sins, bad habits, and poor choices were permanently inked into our skin like tattoos, we would all dress quite modestly. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Is anything truly impossible? Or is it that the path to our goals appears too unclear to follow? It seems to me that if you seek hard enough, pray hard enough, you usually stumble across a scattering of breadcrumbs that marks the trail leading to the goal you once considered beyond your reach. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
When it comes to the crusty behavior of some people, give them the benefit of the doubt. They may be drowning right before your eyes, but you can't see it. And you'd never ask someone to drown with a smile on his face. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life is the season for loving and caring,
for laughing and caroling, giving and sharing.
Christmas is meant for the same, people say,
which makes life like Christmastime every day. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life isn't always kind. It isn't gentle and loving or sympathetic to the pains and sorrows of humanity. I, however, as an individual in control of my own actions, can be kind and loving, gentle and sympathetic to those around me, and in the process improve what life is for everyone. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I finally figured out the big, elusive secret to weight loss. Don't eat! Who knew? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A poet is simply an artist whose medium is human emotions. A poet chisels away at our own sensibilities, shaping our vision while molding our hearts. A poet wraps words around our own feelings and presents them as fresh gifts to humanity. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I always envisioned myself as traveling the ocean of life in a rowboat where my mother was one oar and my father, the other. Having two good, solid oars made rowing much easier. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Obsessing over something that has jarred your world is called coping. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I bleed words.
I dream in narrative.
I live in infinite worlds.
I befriend figmental characters.
I wish on stars in other galaxies.
I harvest stories from a brooding muse.
I bloom under moonlight in hushed seclusion.
I am a writer. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I wonder at times if we're not all blind. It just seems there are an abundance of books unread, paint strokes not admired, and performances unattended. So much attention painstakingly sought and not given. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Today is a BRAND NEW day - a perfectly good reason to get up and start over. Never give up. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Mad fearlessness is not courage. The only requirement for courage is a good heart. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Mistakes focus our minds on specific details. They weed out truths and afford us goals, bringing straight to our attention lessons to be learned. Mistakes are not meant to make us failures; they are meant to make us wise. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Rather than critique people, try admiring God's creative handiwork. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If only I could see myself from the same vantage point that I observe the world; I might judge my behavior and expressions more critically, and others less. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Things always appear clear and simple from behind glass. It is in the thick of tribulations that blurring details arise, complicating my life. You can't rightly judge me, nor can you assist, from a shielded viewpoint. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
People are more inclined to ask what's wrong than what's right. They note errors and faults, seeing weaknesses before strengths. So expect criticism; it's the nature of the beast. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Don't judge too harshly, for if your weaknesses were to be placed under your footsteps, most likely you would stumble and fall as well. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Be nice. Be good. Be happy.
If people everywhere were to keep to this simple creed, there'd be few problems left in the world to fret about. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
To have a caring and committed heart toward someone - a heart so firm in its devotion as to sooner stop beating than neglect the object of its desire despite the person's state of health, appearance, reputation, finances, troubles, or challenges - that, dear world, is love. It is a rare find. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Be loved for who you are, for everything that constitutes you. Be loved for your core beliefs, your strengths and weaknesses, your admirable traits and troublesome baggage. Be loved for you, because anything less is not love at all. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Love is years of devotion, sacrifice, commitment, loyalty, trust, faith, and friendship all wrapped up in one. True love does more than cause your heart to flutter. It upholds your heart when the infatuation no longer makes it flutter. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The key to success is having no qualms about failure. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I'm convinced that whatever contains human emotions is composed of the most fragile material, for it can shatter unpredictably and without effort. And yet it is a resilient marvel as well, able to mend instantly as though never affected. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I'm sorry. Oh, what simple words are these!
I'm sorry. Lips should breathe them out with ease!
But nay, in barring up the way,
"I'll die first" are the words you say.
I'm sorry, woe is all pride guarantees. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Unto you is born
in the city of David
a Savior for all. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Jesus Christ died to save us from our sins; we tend to concentrate on that merciful fact. But isn't it also true He lived to show us a lifestyle free from sin? So, wouldn't following in his footsteps be something like preventative medicine? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Three carefully stringed words are worth more than a book of gibberish. It's not the word count but the impact of those words that counts. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
When we all pass from this life and gather on the other side, the only thing each of us will have is his own story to tell. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I love words. I crave descriptions that overwhelm my imagination with vivid detail. I dwell on phrases that make my heart thrum. I cherish expressions that pierce my emotions and force the tears to spill over. In essence, I long for a writer's soul sealed in ink on the page. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I love when I finish reading a chapter that I wrote and my cheeks hurt from smiling and all I can utter is, 'Wow.' -- Richelle E. Goodrich
There is strength in numbers, yes, but even more so in collective good will. For those endeavors are supported by mighty forces unseen. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Always be good, but be wickedly beautiful. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If I could have one friend,
just one in all the world,
I know that I would not seek out
a boy or pretty girl.
The friend I'd dare to choose
to stand by me each day
would be a dragon fierce enough
to scare the world away. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It has never been my goal to impress anyone but myself. That has proven challenging enough. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
No matter how hard they try, they'll never create anything so perfectly beautiful as what plays out in my own imagination. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Most people don't accept that they are an influence either improving or damaging others. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I wish everyone had someone who never popped their balloons. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Something wonderful is about to happen,
and something awful is about to happen.
You can dwell on either one.
It's your choice. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Years ago, a group of good, wise, brave, God-fearing men stood up to claim and defend the human right for independence. Those men are now dead. Their work is not. If good, wise, brave, God-fearing men fail to stand up in their stead, that independence will cease to exist. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Just say "I'm sorry." It's not a tongue twister. It does not need repeating multiple times. The phrase is simple and short, easy to articulate. And the last time I checked, it sounded just as good - if not better - in a whisper. So just say it; say "I'm sorry. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The road to happiness starts with a deep breath and an awareness of the many blessings tied to that single breath. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Happiness is seeing blessings in disguise, beauty under camouflage, and love amid conflict. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If we were to behave half as well as we believe others ought to behave, we might prove ourselves as grand in character as excuses and justifications prevent us from being. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
None of us have reached the peak of perfection, but it shouldn't stop anyone from trying to make the climb. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Should-haves are the devil's greatest tool against our personal progress. He shouts in our ears that they are failures, while God calmly whispers they are lessons. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Oh, how terribly backwards, and yet sadly common, it is to sit scowling at family all the day long and then quickly put on a smile for strangers who drop by. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The first real day of spring is like the first time a boy holds your hand. A flood of skin-tingling warmth consumes you, and everything shines with a fresh, colorful glow, making you forget that anything as cold and harsh as winter ever existed. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Sorrow on another's face often looks like coldness, bitterness, resentment, unfriendliness, apathy, disdain, or disinterest when it is in truth purely sadness. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The most irresistible beauty is the radiant glow from a kind and gentle heart. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Truth is, I'm generally happiest when it's just me. It's okay to be madly in love with yourself. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I have always felt that fear possesses such great power, enough to paralyze and quake an individual. Pondering this, I realized that the source of fear's power comes from within me. So, I ask myself, does that not make me the powerful one? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
"Silly words cause trills
because they're ludicrous and funny.
Happy words paint endless smiles
and swallow troubles whole.
Thoughtful words are thus
because they make the day feel sunny.
But hurtful words are such
that pierce the heart and weigh the soul. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Be warned: A person content to sit with you and criticize others will speak critically of you out of earshot. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The truth is that few know the truth. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Eyes speak louder than words; life is precious; hate is poison; God is the best of all possible friends; silence and time are valuable treasures; happiness can be just as powerful in pretend; and soft licorice is a temptation in any color, especially exotic black. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Your tongue tends to say more about you when it blabs about other people. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I can overlook the lie; what's harder to ignore is the grotesque way it has marred your character. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's an unfortunate fact that I'm easily discouraged. But the fortunate truth is I'm stubborn as hell and near impossible to sway in my resolve. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I believe the main purpose of life is to accept with gratitude what you've been blessed with so that you may use those gifts to mold yourself into the best person you can possibly be. Learning to discern things of true value from those of little or no worth is part of the process. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Beware of giggle grins; they are highly contagious. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
My love for you reaches beyond the borders of continents,
so vast in scope that I would cross oceans to be with you.
Yes, but does that same love penetrate so deep
as to dare thee to sink to the oceans' depths to find me?"
-from "My Aquarius -- Richelle E. Goodrich
We change when circumstances necessitate it; we adapt because we have to. The real challenge is to change when circumstances don't demand it at all. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I don't believe that the course of anyone's lifetime has ever been as unerring as that of the rising and setting sun, but I know many lives that have been just as inspiring. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Just resign yourself to the fact that you're going to be miserable so you can finally be happy. (It's a sound theory if you think about it hard enough.) -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I see the good in the world because I choose to. I don't imagine that it's there; it's there waiting to be noticed. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Mary and Joseph
huddle snugly together.
They cradle God's son. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Some birthdays make you happy.
Some birthdays bring you down.
Some birthdays make you jump for joy
While others paint a frown.
Regardless of your feelings
Or if you're far or near,
The earth was blessed this special day
When Heaven placed you here. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Be sure to wear green
on March seventeen,
or else Irish leprechauns
pinch your bones clean! -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Wearing of the green
On March seventeen.
Shamrocks and Irish folk
Take o'er the scene! -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The louder you bellyache, the longer your stomach will hurt. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Consider guilt like a street sign that warns of rough roads ahead if you don't make a u-turn. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Vultures pick the meat clean off a bone. Guilt eats at the marrow, leaving a man hollow. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A pang of guilt, like a blaring siren, should never be ignored. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Optimism: That effervescent, blindingly- bright, perky, chipper, twittering quality you want to squash out of annoying people. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
No misery compares to staring at a clear night's sky with arms stretched toward a coveted star, wishing on what is forever out of reach. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
There are no rest stops on the road of life. Otherwise they'd be congested with traffic. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
As sunlight is for flowers, and sustenance for the mortal shell, music is for the human soul. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Very often, what is meant to be a stepping stone turns out to be a slab of wet cement that will harden around your foot if you do not take the next step soon enough. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
One bad turn does not excuse another. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
I have placed you in my hall
Where I wander every day.
Echo beauty, and you'll stay. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The only two words you should ever say to a mirror are "Hello, Beautiful. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Goals are my north star. My compass. The map that guides me along the road I wish to travel. Goals are motivations with wind in their sails - they carry me forward despite the storms. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I sometimes wonder if life isn't a giant mirror that reflects back at me everything I hold up to it. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Nothing can squelch your fire except turning your back on the thing that fuels it. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Far more important than the tribulations and heartaches, the thrills, merriment, and pleasures of life is what you learn from it all. It isn't the tunnel we pass through that matters, it's what emerges on the other side. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Dress the part! Invent and pretend to your heart's content! Act, sing, and dance while everyone's watching! The world's a stage, remember? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Changing your attitude, your outlook, your mindset, perspective, disposition, or mood - they all mean controlling where you allow your thoughts to linger. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It is in the coldest months that hugs linger snug, and they warm the soul the most. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Seemingly insignificant choices are like seemingly trivial seeds. Once planted, they root and grow and spread into something tremendous. Imagine the prickly weeds some choices amount to over time and be careful not to plant them. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Happily-ever-afters don't come in happily-every-days. They are found at the end of challenges-ever-met, promises-ever-kept, and tears-ever-wept. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's simply this:
the Irish kiss,
a snog o' bliss,
be blessed luck
from any miss. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I think I'd rather be liked than loved.
It just seems as if more criticism and chastening is shown to those we love, while kind manners and compassion are reserved for those we simply like.
So, I hope you like me. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You cannot appreciate what you have never experienced. Sadly, full appreciation tends to come only after the experience is past. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Reality depends a great deal upon one believing what he sees - or seeing what he believes. Either way. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
True love asks no question of the heart. It knows with surety. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If I expect nothing of you, it will be far easier to forgive your offenses than if I place my whole world in your hands. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You and I were never meant to be together, but we are. Our pairing is not unlike two electrons ignoring natural laws in order to orbit one another. Life now defies reason - quirky but beautiful. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Have you noticed how children never bypass a puddle of water, but jump, splash, and slosh right through it? That's because they know an important truth: Life was meant to be lived; puddles were meant to be experienced. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
To obtain wealth beyond measure, seek to make more friends than money. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's mind-boggling how many different worlds people live in on this one planet. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
How does knowing 'things could be worse' than what I already deem awful make me feel any better? You mean I could sink even lower? Oh joy! -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The Christmas spirit will elude you
'til a selfless love consumes you
and the joy of giving moves you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
lights, glass balls, and candy canes
dangle from pine trees. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
There is no other company in the world I've found more pleasurable than my own. For no one else has ever been as accepting of me or as thoroughly entertained by my quirkiness. It is a sweet thing to like yourself. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The actual secret to success: Be a better friend today than you were yesterday. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
They say if you're a better person today than you were yesterday you're well on the road to perfection. So I figure if I'm a real snot today, tomorrow I should make huge progress. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If you ever expect to write fairytales, you've got to get your head in the clouds. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Don't lick your wounds unless you care to taste the sting a second time. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Death was a quiet evil, unavoidable like the dark night and defenseless sleep and tearful sorrows. It had hunted her down and slithered close, wanting only to smother every last flicker of life."
- from "My Aquarius -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I scared a little porcupine
and caught a quill in my behind.
It hurt so badly in my tail,
but tugging on it made me yell.
The porcupine was still around,
so I complained. He simply frowned
and said, Stop whining! Look and see
how many quills are stuck on me! -- Richelle E. Goodrich
When kindhearted people smile, demons shrink and turn away as if tormented by the gesture. But when those beautiful smiles are made to fade, every awful creature in the world stands surer. So do yourself and mankind a favor and smile BIG whether you feel like it or not. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Don't be afraid to try, because you never look back on life and smile at what you could have attempted. Joy only brightens your countenance over those things you did attempt. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's easy to be kind to friends who return your smiles and happily lend a helping hand. But the true test of good character is finding the will and desire to be kind and charitable to those who give us absolutely no motivation to do so. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Sometimes all you can do is hug a friend tightly and wish that their pain could be transferred by touch to your own emotional hard drive. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life is not what happens to us; it is what we perceive has happened to us. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Rare and precious gifts,
gold and myrrh and frankincense,
to offer a king. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
What is more powerful than the love of a mother? Perhaps only God's hand in answering her earnest pleadings on your behalf. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Patience is real self-mastery. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Remember this - the journey is part of the dream. Whatever it is you're chasing, so long as you are actively moving in the right direction, the dream is coming true. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Father always said that money doesn't grow on trees. Well, time doesn't grow on trees either. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Remembering our loved ones is breathing life into their fading images, that we might once more see their faces and pass along a tearful "I miss you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Kindness wields a sword of light against the darkness. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
For the real writers, every decision is either write or wrong. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Pray as if you are fully aware that the intricate timing and rotation of every celestial entity in the universe - including the coming and going of innumerable, precious life forms - does not rest in your tiny, mortal hands. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The bitterest hardships, the most daunting trials; none of these are burdens if it means being with you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The cup is both half full and half empty; it has never been one or the other. Stop obsessing over the trivial cup and drink the medicine you've been given. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I live in two unique worlds, traveling between both with just the opening or closing of my eyes. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I shall ne'er chase rainbows again,
Knowing no pot o' gold awaits at the end.
My Irish treasure is not there.
For ye, my love, abide with me here. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Brazen it out! Throw away the scabbard! Grit your teeth, buckle down, and die with your boots on! Or in other words, be determined and resolved until you accomplish the thing you set out to accomplish. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life is not about having perfect days. Life is not about handling days perfectly. Life is about perfecting one's character through the having and handling of every given day. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Imagine fantasy and pretend as neither fantastical nor pretended ... and then believe it. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A whiff of fresh mint
that tastes like strawberry pie.
Your kisses tempt me. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I prefer to solve the world's problems. They never seem as complicated as my own. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's a sweet thing to sit quietly in the early-morning darkness and talk to God for a while. It's amazing what you gain from the conversation. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
New light in the sky
announces a sacred birth.
Shine brightly young star. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Twinkle tiny star.
Oh, how great you truly are!
God's sign from afar. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A new star, the Christ child, God's gift to mankind; these are what Christmas is made of. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Rainy, gloomy, drab, sunless day. There are times when hope seems entirely clouded over, when looking for the blessings in your circumstances feels like trying to catch a ray of sunshine from six feet under. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
In a world plagued with commonplace tragedies, only one thing exists that truly has the power to save lives, and that is love. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Bad habits are demons that often push us into isolation because they know that in our loneliness they stand little chance of being overcome. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life is a bonfire where everyone else has brought marshmallows, and you - a stick. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A sunrise is a wondrous marvel, but in reality the sun never rises. It is the earth that rotates to face the sun. Life too can be a wondrous marvel, but like the earth, we must turn our eyes toward brighter things. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I don't doubt that you think you love me; what I doubt is your understanding of love. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
To reach a goal:
Give it your best.
Own your choices.
Ask for help.
Learn as you go. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The least effort is the feat most likely to be accomplished. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Teach me to sing and recite,
To whistle and jingle and strum.
Teach me to color and paint,
To sculpt and weave and create.
Teach me to sway and dance,
To tap and leap and twirl.
Teach me to laugh and giggle,
To tickle and play and pretend.
Teach me that life is beautiful. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A closed book will lie there like a dead horse. But an open book will kick, buck, and bolt through perceived adventures like a wild and free stallion. So hold on. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Saying 'I'm sorry' is saying 'I love you' with a wounded heart in one hand and your smothered pride in the other. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The greatest gift you can give is your time. Not money, not items, not food, not pretty cards with handwritten sentiment, but time. People need your presence. The way you can help a soul the most is to simply be there. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The glory of fame isn't in having so many people know you, but in having so many people know you care. Otherwise, it's like being drawn to a fire to find no warmth. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
When you tend to another's dying embers, you find both warmth and an increase in the glow of your own fire. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
How easy it is to slip.
How hard it is to climb.
How wise it is to keep in step
And never fall behind. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Truly there are different kinds of pain. But the most agonizing is the pain of regret, for which there is no lasting relief and no remedy. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
When I finally find that one willing agent, I'll have found my prize in the Cracker Jack box. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
There are in this world ample reasons to be sad and disheartened, discouraged and fearful. But there are as many reasons not to be. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
We wait for the rains to cease, the clouds to part, and the sun to shine before saying life is good. Ironically, it is because we endure the storms that life seems so wonderfully bright at their passing. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's good to look at life from the bottom up so you can see that things have risen above what they once were. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Real? Real depends upon your perspective, Annabelle. People never see life exactly the same way. The world is what you think it is. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
He was everything I needed because his entire character had been molded by my deepest wants and desires. He was my rock when I cried, my playmate when I laughed, and my hero when I needed to imagine that one existed for me. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
On this day, take time to remember those who have fallen. But on every day after, do more; put the freedoms they died for to greater and nobler uses. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Often we withhold our affections, waiting first for love to be extended to us. The irony is that we are loved for loving. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
In constant view keeps mightily true an honest resolve to do. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
We always feel the brunt of the blow dealt to us, but hardly ever do we feel the impact we have on others. Why is that? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Nothing in this world compares to the comfort and security of having someone just hold your hand. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Home is where
'I know you',
'I accept you',
'I forgive you',
and 'I love you'
are most likely to be heard. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You were born and with you endless possibilities, very few ever to be realized. It's okay. Life was never about what you could do, but what you would do. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Because gray clouds hang heavy with misery, blue skies seem bluer. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Alas, impatience is but another form of unhappiness. It is true, it is true. I have never met a happy impatient person. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Fear comes at me like a massive bull with lowered horns ready to gore. But I have learned of the insubstantial nature of fear: if I stand my ground, it will pass right through me. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Statistics, likelihoods, and probabilities mean everything to men, nothing to God. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The moment a person feels he has nothing left to learn is the moment life prepares to hit him hard enough to correct such ignorance. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The humanitarian is a treasure hunter seeking gems of remedy and appreciation. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Laugh, and the world longs to be your friend. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You're not a tree. So move; make something happen. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Sunshine warms us, as do smiles - which makes me think that smiles are sunbeams reflected off our teeth. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You may not know my reasons, but you can assume I have them and be kind. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Anyone who looks good with a bald head is seriously sexy. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I hope you know I love you, not just because I tell you so at every opportunity, but because I show you so as often as the sun sets. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
My soul, I've found, has puppet strings
to make me droop or give me wings.
And music is the puppeteer
that turns my ear to hear. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful."
from: "The Beauty of Ugh" -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The only way to change the world is to quit thinking it's a job for Superman. Real power lies in your own hands. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I hang around kids so people will assume when I act like one it's because I'm babysitting. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The day you were born
Heaven wept at its great loss,
Earth joyed at its gain. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If you dream your problems at night and live your problems by day, you are suffering the effects of paralyzing toxins delivered by the sting of worry, stress, and fear. You must detach yourself from these leeches if you do not wish to be irreversibly poisoned. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Missing someone is the reverberating echo of everything beautiful about her - her laugh, her song, her touch, her smell, the power of her words, and the constant shadow that lingers on as her perfect image in your memory. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Authors always carry a means for scribbling and an excuse for pausing, often inopportunely, to record those fleeting sparks of creative fancy that might otherwise vanish like a wisp in the wind if ignored. Writing is a jealous and needy lover. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life isn't all perpetual bliss, nor is it one woeful weeping session. But you can concentrate so hard on noticing moments of one or the other that either a bright outlook or dim expectations becomes your regular illusion. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A monster's worst fear is of being found. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Thanks, Ian, but sometimes there's just nothing you can do." Her feet moved forward again towards the center of Lacsar Forest.
"That's not true, Eena. I can always listen. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
What are you most thankful for?" she asked.
My reply came easily. "Being too blessed to have any hope of answering that question. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The key to a better life isn't always a change of scenery. Sometimes it simply requires opening your eyes. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Just like salt makes sweet taste sweeter, trials make happy feel happier. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Why must you know the details of my troubles to have compassion? Is it not enough to show compassion simply because you know that everyone has troubles? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
This is me today, but take heed; it is not the same me as yesterday, and it will not be the same me tomorrow. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A finger beckons.
My choice is to turn away.
It is a mistake. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Weakness drives us to set goals, to try harder, to put forth more effort, to dream and wish and hope, to reach out further and down deeper, to pray earnestly, to cry mightily, to understand and empathize with valid sincerity. In truth, weakness is a catalyst for greater strength. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You never step backwards when you're sure of where you're going. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Evil exists in this world because it has its place. For had you never sat blindly through the darkness of night, your eyes wouldn't turn toward the sunrise to appreciate its warmth and illumination. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
How insane we are as humans when having received a nasty offense we return the same awful offense. If given an apple found to be rotten and wormy, would we not toss it aside rather than force a soul to eat it? Offenses should be discarded, not returned. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Do we ignore the needy
to spite the greedy?
Or share and defend
despite those who pretend? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Only a writer would slap a bumper sticker on her car that read, 'Seriously, I'd rather be working'. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
An accumulation of pennies is a fortune. Day-to-day practice is perfection. A dream realized is nothing more than many steps taken toward the borders of once-impossible. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
My brain tends to take the scenic route. Things come to the forefront of my mind sooner or later, it just takes time. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Sometimes while gazing at the night's sky, I imagine stars looking down making wishes on the brightest of us. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You stare at your dream from a distance, longing, sighing, seeing what you deem is a warning of IMPOSSIBLE. But if you would squint real hard you would see the truth; the sign correctly reads 'I'M POSSIBLE. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's one thing to give out excellent advice, but quite another to personally swallow it. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You can add up your blessings or add up your troubles. Either way, you'll find you have an abundance. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The happiest adults are those who never buried old toys or abandoned imaginary friends. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It is a fight to let go of a past that refuses to withdraw its sticky tentacles from your present. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Annoyances are strangely not so annoying when the person responsible has endeared himself to you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The ears and the heart are connected, it's true,
for when ears open wide, the heart opens up too. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
When you love someone, you don't care that she ate your sandwich. You only hope she found it delicious. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Every book is its own black hole. Don't fight the pull; find out where it takes you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You can believe what you've been told. You can imagine in vivid detail the things explained to you. You may even feel emotions assumed to accompany the related experience. But you absolutely cannot know something with any real degree of understanding until you've personally walked the road yourself. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Even among familiar faces, people often feel invisible and desolate, like an island in cold waters or a shadow apart from the crowd. Be the reason another never feels alone. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Kind words and tender affections will not save me from this lake of woe and misery, but they may be enough of a buoy to prevent my drowning. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
There's enchantment in a smile, did you know?
Shall I prove in a wink that it is so?
Watch my mouth grin wide and see,
How quick your lips smile back at me! -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It is my belief that almost anyone can be had with breadcrumbs. For if you leave a trail of the right variety, your prey will come straight to you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It seems there is more interest in sunsets than sunrises. Perhaps because innately we fear the dark. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Those things that inspire, enthuse, and compel you should consume your life. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Gratitude doesn't change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life can be awful. Life can be ugly.
And still there are those who smile at the darkness, anticipating the beauty of an eventual sunrise. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The soft heart is not a thing to harden but a treasure to protect. For soft hearts extend mercy, compassion, refuge, and God's redemption to the world. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Imagine the greatness this world would know if kindness were as contagious and enduring as the common cold. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Mr. Cat and Mr. Dog were neighbors who fought like, well, cats and dogs. That is until Mr. Rat moved in. It's fascinating how easily two enemies ally at the introduction of a third. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's a difficult thing having a heart made of glass; people don't seem to realize how easily it shatters. How often I've swept up the pieces and carefully glued them back together. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Write the ending first and then you'll know before the opening sentence that it's going to be a good book. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It is a greater triumph for the fearful soul who tries and fails than for the fearless who succeed. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
My goals may seem impossibly far-fetched when really they're not.
Break them down into steps and see how I accomplish great things.
I can easily reach from A to B.
I can manage from B to C.
I can then make it from C to D.
And so eventually, I will find my way from A to Z. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
When thunderstorms roll in, you make a choice to either succumb with tears to the gloomy downpour, or smile and look for rainbows. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The real me isn't someone you see but someone you know. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
While 'Once upon a time' may be a great way to start a story, 'Here in the moment' is the best way to live one. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Sit with me, and I'll not be alone.
Hold my hand, and I'll not feel alone.
Cry with me, and I'll no longer suffer alone. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You're right; you can't make someone be happy. But I don't see the harm in trying. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Forgiving yourself can prove as difficult as licking a scab off your elbow. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You are the one star I wish upon nightly, praying your glory will fall from the heavens and land in my undeserving arms. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Impatience is racing at misery full speed. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Lift up your eyes and see the good in the world, for we are people with an amazing capacity to do great good. And if only the minority choose to exercise this capacity to the smallest degree, oh how wondrous and sweet the deeds performed at but a few hands! -- Richelle E. Goodrich
There is love and then there is fluff. Nothing else. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I love the magic of a hot bath, how time pauses and every grievance melts away. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's a waste of time worrying about something that worry won't fix. It's about as useful as trying to feed your pet rock. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Truly, there is magic in fairytales.
For it takes but a simply-uttered 'Once upon a time ... ' to allure and spellbind an audience. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
One thing about a skunk - once you recognize the markings, you know things are gonna stink. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Knowing the path to follow doesn't make it a breeze to step along. If every desire were only a skip, hop, and a jump away, we'd all have arrived. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
To punish someone for your own mistakes or for the consequences of your own actions, to harm another by shifting blame that is rightly yours; this is a wretched and cowardly sin. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Sometimes the difference between success and failure is simply the degree to which you crave one over the other. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Maybe not here and now, but somewhere, someday. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Why is it that at the very moment I need to appear graceful I stumble and fall like a klutz, as though this scene had never played through my mind differently a million times? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
So you want to improve the world? Then do it. To the next person who crosses your path, say something kind, do something generous, perform a simple act of service. By doing this on a regular basis, you will indeed improve the world. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Nothing remains idle and thrives. Life needs a moving force to prevent the devastating effects of stagnancy. That is why life employs change. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Walk with me for a while, my friend - you in my shoes, I in yours - and then let us talk. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Southern DADDY - Dandy At Doin' Diapers Y'all! -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Chew off a little every day, because it's hard to swallow a whole pie at once. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
There are things
that make no sense,
that seem unreal,
that can't be grasped
that maybe don't even exist ...
And still, somehow, those wonderful things touch and change our lives.
Isn't it strange? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
What I learn today I shall know forever. Whether or not I remember that I know it is a different story. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The blue of daylight
fades and chills as the sun sinks
beneath clouds of fire. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If you feel that love isn't all it's cracked up to be, then you've never truly possessed it. For true love is the most desirable treasure in existence. It is a glory worth any sacrifice. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The best fathers have the softest, sweetest hearts. In other words, great dads are real marshmallows. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Your face is engraved in my mind. I can't erase it. I don't want to. Because as much as I hate you, I love you. And I love you unforgettably. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The only ship you can truly steer in this ocean is the one you're sailing. Quit trying to alter the winds; harness them. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Isn't it strange how a lamb can feel like a lion when comparing itself to a mouse, whereas a lion feels like a lamb when measuring itself against dragons? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Many times what we perceive as an error or failure is actually a gift. And eventually we find that lessons learned from that discouraging experience prove to be of great worth. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
My favorite quote in the world is this one. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's not wrong to feel sorry for yourself. Just like it's not wrong to stand in a puddle of water while the rain pours down on your head. But neither is productive, unless you enjoy feeling cold and miserable and soggy while mascara runs down your face. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
When someone tells me to 'just relax,' I wonder why they don't hand me a book? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If you often feel alone, ignored, or forgotten, think about this: closing the door and locking yourself in won't change anything - literally and figuratively. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Learn to look up now and then, just in case a piano is falling from overhead. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The magic of reading happens when an author's written work strings you along until your imagination, aware of your wants, molds the tale into an extraordinary world to be visited frequently - perhaps dwelt in for years. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You are here to make a difference, to either improve the world or worsen it. And whether or not you consciously choose to, you will accomplish one or the other. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You may think you've hit rock bottom in your life but guess what - there's more crud underneath those rocks. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
to share good noise and good food.
Gratitude abounds. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Happiness is a simple game of lost and found: Lose the things you take for granted, and you will feel great happiness once they are found. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Lying is wrong. When you tell a lie for the sake of sparing someone's feelings it is not suddenly right, but it is compassionate. And is not compassion a form of love? Love - the greatest of all virtues! So, my darling, I do wrong for you. I lie that you might feel loved. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Oh, mightiest wind,
wilt thou cease thy breathing in
and hold thy exhales? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I love you because you loved me first. Yet you love me, saying I loved you first. Funny, our love thrives believing the other person started it. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
No one is born a sprinter. We all learn to push ourselves up from the floor and then balance before taking that first, wobbly step. It is an individual choice where to go from there. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Giddy is a grin and giggles and that glint of goofiness in your gaze. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Numerous times throughout history, a single person has made a tremendous impact on the world. I don't know why anyone would think that can't still happen. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Happiness has two hands: one with strength for lifting up heavy hearts and a gentle hand for tickling. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Meanness is a monster that usurps your self-control because you cowardly allow it to conquer you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
From good examples we learn how to be. From bad examples we learn how not to be. An observant and willing student can learn from any circumstance. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I am grateful for the rare opportunities to look at my circumstances from a higher perspective, one detached from the dim outlook I normally insist on seeing. These periodic glimpses show me life's grandeur. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Find much to be grateful for in every day. Doing so will not only enrich your life, it will bless those around you in ways you may never know. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The bigger the dream, the better the story. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
the right tool,
the best option,
the choicest gift,
the winning hand,
the greatest relief,
the finest revenge,
the sweetest drink,
the perfect response,
the working solution,
the strongest medicine?
The correct answer is kindness. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's a phenomenal experience jumping from the devious mind of a sorceress bent on conquering the world to the compassionate musing of a queen capable of healing life with a touch - all in a flicker of thought. That's why I love writing. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I could really use someone else's smile today. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If you never bother to say the words, why should anyone believe you ever felt them? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I will do what I say I will do, tis the motto of all grand and worthy souls. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Don't seek to be happy; let everyone else chase after that rainbow.
Seek to be kind, and you'll find the rainbow follows you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life is learning to take God's hand.....and hold on. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I am, for the most part, who I am because my good mother was who she was. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life may dawdle along in minutes but don't be deceived, for it will sprint by in years before you even notice. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
On a grim and dismal day that shattered my last ounce of confidence, I broke down and whimpered, "I'm awful and hideous and incompetent and boring and utterly useless." And then you grinned at me and said, "That's okay. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I laugh for sheer medicinal purposes; because I feel I might die otherwise. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
True love is a developed and intense appreciation for someone. It's that perfect awareness that you are finally whole when she's with you, and that hollow incompleteness you suffer when she's gone. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
When I say I love the silence, I'm not being entirely truthful. What I actually love are the abundant, delicate sounds that amplify when I'm silent. These curious creaks, mutters, and hums compel my imagination. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Dress yourself in the silks of benevolence because kindness makes you beautiful. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Funny thing how when you reach out, people tend to reach right back. Best, then, to make sure your hand is open and not fisted. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Service is a smile. It is an acknowledging wave, a reaching handshake, a friendly wink, and a warm hug. It's these simple acts that matter most, because the greatest service to a human soul has always been the kindness of recognition. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Love in its essence is unconditional. When conditions, exceptions, and ultimatums are cast into the mix, its purity changes. It is no longer love and should be referred to by a less-desirable name. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Kind words are salve to a cankered soul; spread generously. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
What's the point of changing who you are in order to impress a woman, when your intention is to return to who you were, a person she was never attracted to in the first place? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Love tickles parts of you that, prior to its influence, you didn't even know could feel. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The world is full of opinions. But I am not searching for opinions, I'm searching for truths. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Rain is a lullaby heard through a thick, isolating blanket of clouds. It is the tinkling harp of water droplets; a moist breath whistling through willow reeds; a pattering beat background to the mourner's melody. Rain is a soft song of compassion for the brokenhearted. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
So what if you're right? So what if you're wrong?
In the end you might be surprised to find that God doesn't care so much about whether you were right or wrong but whether, despite it all, you were kind or cruel. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Love is donating a chunk of your life to patch up holes in the life of another. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Silly little monster" all would say.
They'd scratch its head and turn away
until it snatched their tiny noses.
They couldn't even smell the roses!
Ever after, every child
dreaded monsters, fierce or mild. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The funny thing about an impossibility is that it tends to be a magnet for those who would prove it otherwise. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Because," said a boy.
"Because why?" asked a young girl.
"Because I love you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Every exceptional writer holds a Master of Arts in Daydreaming. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
No one stands at the beginning of a race and then finds himself at the end having never taken a step forward. And if that were to happen - the sweat and struggle avoided - what stories would he have to tell? The goal includes the journey; it's all part of the dream. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Knowledge gained is as useless as pride
if filed away and never applied. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Some live for their own joy and pleasure.
Some live to ease the burdens of others.
Then there are those who seem to exist for pain's sake only, that in the end the wrathful fire sent to consume their oppressors will be justified."
~ In loving memory of Miss Annabelle Fancher -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I once thought it would take a miracle to improve my circumstances. Now, I believe it will take something far more powerful, if such a thing exists. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Love - such a keen mystery prone to pierce and shatter the delicate heart. Yet it possesses more strength, power, and influence than any other magic known to man. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Happiness must be a jealous pet. When you try seeking yours out, it tends to keep hidden. But as soon as you turn to help a friend find his, your own happiness comes bounding out of the darkness like some crazed animal. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It is a fact that one man can be deliriously happy in the exact situation that causes another man to wither from depression. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
No one is without troubles, without personal hardships and genuine challenges. That fact may not be obvious because most people don't advertise their woes and heartaches. But nobody, not even the purest heart, escapes life without suffering battle scars. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
One thing I've learned is that in the midst of your darkest moments of tribulation, there is no such thing as mass friends. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life has me trapped in a cocoon of earth where I must grow and change until the day I sprout wings. And on that day I shall burst free, no longer marooned on a pebble of dust in a universe that only waits for me to find a means to fly. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's a no-brainer. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I can be tolerant of traffic jams and disorganization, faulty technology, miserable weather, and bland foods. People, however, require more than the cold, grudging favor of being tolerated. They require love. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You were formed inside a borrowed womb - a nourishing safe haven for months - then delivered through painful effort and sacrifice by a woman willing to give you the precious gift of life. That truth alone deserves your gratitude and respect. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Maybe Christmas is more than a day to receive.
Maybe Christmas, perhaps, is a day to believe. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Doing nothing accomplishes nothing, gains nothing, changes nothing, and wins nothing. You have to make a move. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Pray for good.
Pray for happy.
And always pray for Mom. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life is a walk through the forest. Don't fear the trees, fear what lurks behind them. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Christmas is a whisper of peace and a sigh of hope on the lips of love. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life is a book that someone else is reading - and you, a key character - hence the need for continual conflict and resolution. We can't have any boring books. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I've figured out why they call it a trial. Because you try all you can to pull through it. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Don't underestimate the power of friendship. Those bonds are tight stitches that close up the holes you might otherwise fall through. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Fear is the devil's most powerful tool because he can't always convince a good man to do wrong, but he can paralyze his will with fright, keeping a good man from doing what is right. It eventually results in the same end. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Dare to forge your own path. Even rocks can roll. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Those things that challenge the worst in us tend to strengthen the best in us. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You tell me that yes, I can do it. I know.
And I may do it, if I so choose.
You tell me that no, I cannot. I say, Oh?
I shall do it, since you refuse! -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Shepherds lift their heads,
not to gaze at a new light
but to hear angels. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The spirit of Christmas exists in harmonious carols like those sung by angels on the day of Christ's birth. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
There are many roads in this world that will guide you to pleasurable, fun, and exciting destinations that do not end in any form of lasting happiness. So before you step on an enticing path, figure out where it leads. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Learning to breathe fire isn't nearly as extraordinary as learning to breathe a word of kindness. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You cannot know what I do not tell you, yet you will be judged harshly for not knowing. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Win or lose, good or bad, the experience will change you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A mother is a child's first looking glass into the world. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I'm starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You will realize one day that all the money in the world cannot buy you happiness. Nor can it make you a person of good character. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
We grow up opposing our parents only to become like them enough to oppose our children who behave as we once did - a reminder of how dreadful we were toward those now vindicated grandparents. And you thought God had no sense of humor. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
No matter how loud the sirens or how numerous the hazard signs, we all touch the flames at least once to prove they're hot. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Life's lessons aren't always new. Often they're the same old worn-out truths offering us greater depths of wisdom and understanding. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I learn by doing ... the same thing over and over and over again countless times. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The irony of life: Realizing a lifetime is barely long enough to figure out how it should have been lived. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Some things can't be taught; they can only be discovered. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Perfection is a paradigm meant to keep us striving and learning and growing. Like a wondrous sunset, perfection may be beyond our reach, but it is within our view and well worth seeking after. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Have you ever stopped to ponder the amount of blood spilt, the volume of tears shed, the degree of pain and anguish endured, the number of noble men and women lost in battle so that we as individuals might have a say in governing our country? Honor the lives sacrificed for your freedoms. Vote. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Without you there would be no me.
I am everything reflected in your eyes.
I am everything approved by your smile.
I am everything born of your guidance.
I am me only because of you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The truth is, when you have little to do, you do very little. But when you have much to do, you do much. So it should make sense that by taking on more than you can handle, you accomplish more than you ever dreamed you could. And so it is. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
There is a sky full of stars aplenty, and all you can babble about is a cold, little rock we call the moon. This is how it is with petty problems that exist too close to us. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Look down the road I'm traveling and you will see my goal; it's there on the path. Probably closer than it appears. Life tends to roll that way. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Prayer, faith, and vision, plus real effort too.
Blend them together for one potent brew.
The magical spell to your dreams coming true. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Easter is the miracle of transformation as seen in the change of seasons, in the maturation of mortal persons, and in the resurrection of souls. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Never judge another knight without first knowing the strength and cunning of the dragons he fights. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Just because a person successfully steers a voyage through hell doesn't mean he ever wants to sail that route again. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Frozen yogurt is tastier than ice cream, nobody is too old for cartoons, bald men are sexy, chocolate is the best medicine, BIG books are better, cats secretly rule the planet, and everything should be available in the color pink, including monster trucks. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Your life is a personal lesson. For everyone else it is a loud example. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
To wish for the happiest days is to wish for a season of sorrow; for it is only after prolonged, wintry darkness that the summer sun appears to shine at its brightest. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Gratitude is the real treasure God wants us to find, because it isn't the pot of gold but the rainbow that colors our world. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The night creeps in by subtle degrees while a show of fierce colors attracts and distracts me. I look up, suddenly aware of remote lights scattered overhead. I gasp as the last streak of fire dies on the horizon, and I comprehend it all too late. That crafty, dark night has swallowed my world whole. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If you invest nothing, the reward is worth little. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
When dragons attack, the only thing you should seek to stand behind is your own sword. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The further you descend into a pit, the darker things appear. You can't keep digging to find the light. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Some books mirror reality while others are entirely fantasy. My favorite are those that manage to weave both into a world. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
There would be no cloud-nine days without rock-bottom moments left below. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The direction you choose to face determines whether you're standing at the end or the beginning of a road. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Keep steeling it.
Keep trilling it.
Keep feeling it. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Of course I want the moon. And were you to offer it, I'd propose as a trade the stars in my eyes. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I wear my wrinkles like battle scars, having earned every last one slaying life's dragons. They boast of my victories and some defeats while their beauty is a wealth of wisdom gained. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
When we all part from this life and gather on the other side, the only thing each of us will have to share is his own story. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Never believe you're so great or important, so right or proud, that you cannot kneel at the feet of someone you hurt and offer a humble, sincere apology. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A sincere and warmly-expressed apology can produce the same effects as morphine on a suffering soul. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
'I'm sorry' won't fix what's been broken. It can't reverse time or undo the damage or change anything that happened. But a sincere, humble apology can serve to soften the sting and sometimes do a pretty good patch up job. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If there weren't so many interesting conversations taking place inside my head, I might venture to speak out loud. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's frustrating when our best efforts to help people fail. But if we could see life through their weary eyes and experience their trials with the same frayed emotions, we might understand why. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Servicemen -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The greatest lessons I learned from my father didn't come from lectures or discipline or even time spent together. What has stuck with me is his example. From watching, I chose whether to be or not to be like him. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Happiness is never in a rush. If you move too fast, you leave it behind. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I saw a man climb a mountain with no feet or hands and barely a stump for each arm and leg. At once I realized there was no excuse at all for me not to scale my own mountains. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
BIG books are better. There, I said it and it's true. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I love you sounds best spoken in quiet acts of kindness. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Love is many kind acts accumulated over time that leave us feeling wonderful. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Don't give up.
I know you've made a thousand attempts to reach your goal, but look at it this way: after repeatedly banging your head against the wall, you ought to be numb enough break through this time. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It is darkness that reveals the brightest stars and most ardent wishes. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
People search the world over looking for someone to love them, when they should be searching for someone to love. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Don't ever quit pretending. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I may deserve your disappointment as well as a lecture and strict discipline, but what I need is your understanding, your guidance, and your unconditional love. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
One day a week I seek to rest
from earthly toil and sorrow.
Revitalized, I find the strength
to battle new tomorrows. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
There are many who don't wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don't wish to wake for the same fear. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The power of a smile is such that even drawing a happy face on a piece of paper makes your lips turn up. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Some people are like gravity; they draw you into a room with a hop in your step and a smile on your face. Others are like the stench of sulfur; they make you scowl and want to swivel on the balls of your feet towards a quick exit. Have you stopped to think if you are gravity or sulfur? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A single act of kindness is like a drop of oil on a patch of dry skin - seeping, spreading, and affecting more than the original need. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I wish the hearts of human beings pumped with kind desires.
I wish every gaze landed on the eyes of others compassionately.
I wish hatred, envy, and vengeance were alien concepts to humankind.
I wish the precious worth of every soul was universally understood. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You would think those who have endured unkindness would be kinder as a result, intent on sparing others the awful suffering they abhorred firsthand. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Determined, I rise
and face the dawn with resolve.
This time I will win. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Though it pained me, I gave in. Why was it that I repeatedly succumbed to the first whisper of a promised maybe? How did the enticer, hope, always find my heart unguarded? There was no such thing as hope. Not for me. Why was it so hard to accept that? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
World peace, true love, and happily-ever-afters amount to wasted wishes, failed endeavors, and most precious dreams. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Unconditional love is a redundant expression; if it's not unconditional, then it's not love. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Be the hero of hearts; learn to say I'm sorry. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
To look in the mirror and smile is a challenge for many people. Those who do so without the slightest scowl are indeed fortunate. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It isn't always true that a critical end justifies desperate means. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A pumpkin lives but once a year
when someone sets its soul afire
and on that night it stirs up fear
until its flame is snuffed.
But e'en one night of eerie light is fright enough. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Haunt an old house.
Ask for a treat.
Laugh like a witch.
Lick something sweet.
Offer a trick.
Wander a maze.
Echo a boo.
Exclaim the phrase
Normal's unnatural on Halloween! -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The moon is my fear.
The sun is my heart afire.
The stars, my love songs. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Many people believe they have found the key to Heaven's gate, not realizing that there is no key hole. It is a barrier upon which you must knock. And I believe that it is by our small and simple acts of kindness that we find the gate left ajar. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Had she any respect for him at all, his words would've affected her. But no value accompanies comments spewed from the mouth of a brute. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Compassion only plagues those with hearts, much like a field of thorns only troubles those who bleed. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Effective parenting requires being the grown up version of what you want your children to be. Why? Because example is the most compelling superpower. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Relax; the world's not watching that closely. It's too busy contemplating itself in the mirror. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If God were to make a million lovely flowers in your image and plant them in a garden with you among them, I would still know you by your scent and by the feel of your petals and by the crazy way you lean towards my light whenever I draw near. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
When my problems seem overwhelming and impossible to solve, I hold fast to these facts: God is real, He is right, and He cares. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Every birthday celebrates a life because every life is important. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Validate my existence with your words and I will speak to you all the day long. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A real treasure becomes such only after it's been desperately sought after. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
No matter how many lies you use to disguise it or how many excuses you bury it beneath, the truth will never cease to be true. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
All I ever wanted from you was to know that I was wanted by you. That would have changed everything. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A gentleman will
Never allow a lady
To feel less than grand. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Compliments land as
soft and gentle on my ears
as a butterfly. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Sheep and goats and cows
gather 'round a manger bed
to awe at a babe. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The Christmas spirit
whispers softly in my ear,
Go be of good cheer. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The reality is that doing good unto others actually does more good for you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If the world appears abundant in smiles or overwhelmed by scowls, you might ask yourself if you're not to blame. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It was God who gave a man's rib to a woman. But it is man who must learn to give away his heart and never take it back. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Just knowing you're not alone is often enough to kindle hope amid tragic circumstances. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
To actively improve the world
and change your life as well,
speak all the good you know,
and all the bad refuse to tell. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Monsters excite us in this way or that.
They make our pulse thrum and steal lives from the cat!
They're frightening creatures, one peek and you'll see.
Yet life without monsters, how dull it would be.
Your tense, nervous laugh tells me you disagree? -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Be someone's security blanket when theirs is in the wash. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Raindrops fall from clouds of gray.
The fragile flowers grow.
Teardrops seem all I can say.
They speak of endless woe.
Your fingers wipe my grief away.
A seed of love you sow.
A hardened heart reverts to clay.
You mold my love just so. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Rest assured you make perfectly good nonsense. I understand you one-hundred-percent not at all. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The only thing you can justifiably claim that life owes you is an equal measure of what you have given out. And even that is debatable. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Courage isn't being a dragon. Neither is it behaving like a dragon. Nor is it taking up arms to fight and defeat dragons. Courage is being a lamb standing with poise among dragons. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
With the best of intentions you toss me a lifeline.
Failing to see how a piece of rope will do me any good, I ignore it and drown. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Face it; life's gonna chew you up and spit you out. If you're lucky you'll get stuck to the bottom of someone's shoe and be carried far, far away from it all. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You won't solve your problems by drowning others in them. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Mothers care in volumes of tears and earnestness of prayers and a depth of emotion others cannot fathom. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It is important that we remember.
It is vital we do more than just remember. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Happiness doesn't always come in pink. Learn to appreciate the rainbow. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
My life has become a dismal sigh fettered by pangs of grief and anguished weeping. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I never realized how much you meant to me until someone spoke your name and an irrepressible, goofy grin stretched my lips. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I am grateful for hands to tickle with. Not so grateful for that process in reverse, however. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Never be intimidated by what seems ominous, for BiG is only an accumulation of many smalls. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's not a dream, it's my destiny. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Daydream. Because you can't accomplish what you've never fully imagined. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Born on straw at night
under low stable rafters,
Baby Jesus cried. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Wise men come to see
a child of greater wisdom
and honor divine. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's silly to think the left eye would envy the right or that one foot would be jealous of the other, and yet so often it is the case. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
As I quietly stare off into space, eyes glazed over and brow thoughtfully taut, know that I am going about my business. I am a storyteller. Daydreaming is the best part of my job. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Music is my enchanter, the seducer of my emotions, the fire and ice that moves me. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It may seem like the dragons tormenting you are bigger and fiercer than those lurking in your neighbor's yard, but this is an illusion. We all face mighty dragons at home in some form. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I settle into my imagination so that I might be someone when the real world tells me I'm no one. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
A session of boasting won't attract any real friends. It will set you up on a pedestal, however, making you a clearer target. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
I might be tempted to socialize more if the conversations taking place around me were half as interesting as the dialogue going on inside my head. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Empathy is a hand thick with scars offering you a bandage. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Stand tall on the summit after a tedious climb. Take in the remarkable scenery and the exhilaration of accomplishment. But don't pause for long; there are greater mountains to climb while you still possess the drive and capacity to do so. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Kisses are a means to plant on another's lips a smile glossed with happiness. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Happiness branches from the tree of kindness, abounding with the fruit of sweet smiles. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Through sheer volume of passing days you will travel a great distance in your lifetime. Imagine where you might stand if your footsteps steered toward a single goal. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
It's amusing to me that we refer to people who live in their heads as detached, disturbed, or mad, when reality for anyone is actually a matter of the individual's state of mind. The mad truth - all people live in their heads. Whatever you think life is, it is. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If you've put a smile on someone's face today, you've done more good than you know. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Little girls grow up thinking that knights in shining armor actually exist. But they don't. And if those valiant heroes ever did bless this world with their chivalrous deeds, I imagine, just like Christ's apostles, they were destroyed by envy on the battlefront. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Problems don't actually exist. They're just the hallucinogenic effects of people being weirded out on what they think life is supposed to be. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Have the wisdom to perceive all there is to be thankful for, and then be thankful for the wisdom to perceive things so clearly. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Wanting help, I reached out to serve. Seeking happiness, I smiled and offered comfort. Yearning for love, I showed love. And now I understand. My life was never about me, it was always about you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Birthdays were made for going wild over the people we think are amazing. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Write at a pace that doesn't surpass your creative flow. Don't be hasty; don't be sloppy. Don't forfeit impressive writing for an impressive word count. Because eventually it will all have to be edited, and you'll find that it is harder to make bad writing good than to make good writing better. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Kindness is a magical spell - performed by enlightened beings - meant to enchant hearts and lift weary souls that they might fly. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Treats and tricks.
Lick their lips.
Crows and cats.
Capes and fangs
And pointed hats.
Upon us now. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon. Breathe fire. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
To believe in yourself is to light a spark with the potential to start a fire. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
If you mess with dragons, you will get burned. Don't say no one warned you. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
The horses have stopped
but feet are too slow
for where I must go.
So here I shall stay
until light of day
gets my team underway. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
As ofttimes as it rains on my little spot of earth, you'd think I'd grow accustomed to the gloom. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
There are trials in life that feel as tremendous as a quest to slay dragons. These trials are daunting. They require hard work, determination, and courage. But when the dragon is finally slain, the relief is immense. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Sometimes it feels as if God set you on Earth with a bottle full of nasty-tasting pills called days and these instructions: Swallow one at a time. When entire prescription is finished, you may return home. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
This thing that troubles you is only one small part of your life. Don't allow it to be all-consuming when there's so much more to embrace. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Some parts of life are lived in the shadows where the only sunlight you feel is the light you pray for. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Raging fires grow from the tiniest spark; it is the same principle at work in life. As long as there's a spark, tend to your fire. Never give up. -- Richelle E. Goodrich
You pierce me with a look, a word, a gesture. And yet those same weapons could shield me from hurt if you so choose. -- Richelle E. Goodrich