“We think we want to die, but in reality we just want to be saved.”

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  • “When a baby comes into the world, its hands are clenched, right? Like this?” He made a fist. “Why? Because a baby not knowing any better, wants to grab everything, to say the whole world is mine. But when an old person dies, how does he do so? With his hands open. Why? Because he has learned his lesson.” “What lesson?” I asked. He stretched open his empty fingers. “We can take nothing with us.”
    ― Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: The Story of a Last
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    “But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.”
    ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day

    “If you hold back on the emotions–if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them–you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your heard even, you experience them fully and completely.”
    ― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

    “The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.”
    ― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

    Because I just bought his new book. Timekeeper.

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