The Magpie doesn't usually like to get too personal, but this is a special request for a good friend who's got a lot on her plate right now, getting things figured out, getting her health back on, and just recovering from that crazy thing called Life. And it's also her birthday today, so I'd like to send a message out to the Universe and the internet at large, to just send this good-hearted soul some healthy energy today. 

The need to focus on the positive and keep looking ahead put this Bird in a wishful Mood, so I wanted to list some Jaunty motivational thoughts about how we navigate our lives, and that it's OK when the road falls out from below our feet, because it's not about when we stumble, as long as we get back up every time. If you'd like to leave any messages of hope and goodwill in the comment area to the Birthday Girl, I'm sure she would appreciate it.

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs -- and becoming who you are.
Rachel Naomi Remen

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.

Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.
Orison Swett Marden

The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
Sarah Fielding

Storms make oaks take roots.

Jaunty Fine Print:  photo by Denise Sakaki

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