you know that morning stretch you take when you first get out of bed in the morning? that incredible feeling like your body has been in the same position for hours and suddenly it has new life again; embrace it. a new day is here… waiting, just for you.
“Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship - a play between divine grace and willful self-effort. Half of it you have no control over; half of it is absolutely in your hands, and your actions will show measurable consequence. Man is neither entirely a puppet of the gods, nor is he entirely the captain of his own destiny; he’s a little bit of both. We gallop through our lives like circus performers balancing on two speeding side-by-side horses - one foot is on the horse called “fate,” the other on the horse called “free will.” And the question you have to ask everyday is - which horse is which? Which horse do I need to stop worrying about because it’s not under my control, and which do I need to steer with concentrated effort?”—Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (via quote-book)