We realized that seriousness is not a fruit of the spirit, but joy is. You see, there is an irrepressible laughter in the heart of God. The whole universe cannot contain it. He is the one who invented celebrations and feasting and holidays. He is the one who sings and dances over us.
"We are such spendthrifts with our lives, the trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out." — Paul Newman
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 - 2013) has endured 27 years in prison for his cause. They allowed him to see a single person and receive a single letter (heavily censored) every six months. When he was released and became the president of South Africa had the strength to forgive his persecutors... turning hate into love.
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Married for fifty years, Paul and Joanne lived in the same Connecticut farm house for 48 of them. "Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat.!" - Joanne Woodward