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Signs of Life

By on Sep 18, 2012


In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

The signs of life are all around you. They never disappear, but sometimes you can’t see them because the clutter gets in the way. The signs are reminders of what’s important; of what matters, when life seems unfair, difficult and cold.

Subtle, but powerful, the signs of life offer the encouragement to never let go. The signs aren’t intended to tell you how to live – they are intended to help you live.

My signs

The signs of life reveal themselves to me through their powerful words and images. Each one gives me the strength to keep believing that life is beautiful, even on the days when it’s cold. These are the signs of life that help me hold on.

A Sign of hope

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. – Oscar Wilde

A Sign of friendship

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. – Arnold H. Glasow

A Sign of happiness

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. – John Barrymore

A Sign of faith

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Teresa

A Sign of wonder

Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates

A Sign of love

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

A Sign of courage

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher

A Sign of forgiveness

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi

A Sign of joy

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. – Joseph Campbell

A Sign of kindness

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. – Dalai Lama

The BridgeMaker Founder Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender. Join the community to connect, share and inspire: Twitter | Facebook | More Posts

  • Mary

    Really appreciate your sharing these signs of life. Reminds me how blessed we all are. Thanks

  • What a nice gift, Alex. Thank you. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  • ere jaja

    Lovely and very true. If I can practise all these, I can change my world.