Stay happy, healthy and safe – 88

“If you would not be forgotten,

as soon as you are dead and rotten,

either write things worth reading,

or do things worth the writing.”

 

Benjamin Franklin

 

Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart

Sorrow prepares you for joy.

It violently sweeps everything out of your house,

so that new joy can find space to enter.

It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart,

so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place.

It pulls up the rotten roots,

so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow.

Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart,

far better things will take their place.

❤ ❤  Rumi