A slow-ripening fruit

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit. ― Aristotle

Sitting silently beside a friend

Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give. — Unknown

In a mind clear as still water

In a mind clear as still water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting its light. ~Dogen Zenji

Take heed, do not squander your life

Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life. ~Dogen Zenji  

To keep the body in good health is a duty

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha  

Every tomorrow has two handles

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. ~Henry Ward Beecher