Richelle E. Goodrich

«There are in this world ample reasons to be sad and disheartened, discouraged and fearful. But there are as many reasons not to be.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Prayer, faith, and vision, plus real effort too.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Someday my children will look fondly on the annoying things I did and see them clearly as evidence of love.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«There are few things better than losing yourself in a book. And if you're lucky enough to have that adventure continue in a series, it's like chocolate ganache on the icing on the cake.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«The denial of assistance is sometimes the greatest assistance. The trick is recognizing when this is the case.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«To love is to accept a soul entirely, not wishing that the person was otherwise, nor hoping for change, nor clinging to some ideal past. To love is to cherish the individual standing before you presently―charms, quirks, and all. To love is to give someone a piece of your heart that you will never, ever reclaim.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«You will realize one day that all the money in the world cannot buy you happiness. Nor can it make you a person of good character. »

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Some say freedom is a»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«It's impossible to be involved in all situations, but there's no excuse not to be involved in something, somewhere, somehow, with someone. Make an ounce of difference.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«When you reach the point you truly want someone to stop and listen, to hear even your unspoken words, to feel your depth of sorrow, to care unreservedly, and to completely understand—»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Small steps may appear unimpressive, but don't be deceived. They are the means by which perspectives are subtly altered, mountains are gradually scaled, and lives are drastically changed.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Last night I danced.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Flames burn so long as they are fed.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«When a child truly understands his grand potential, he looks to the stars not simply to make a wish but to chart a destination.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«We forget that the sweetest joys are found in the simplest acts: hugs, laughter, quiet observation, basic movements, holding hands, pleasant music, shared stories, a listening ear, an unhurried visit, and selfless service. It is sad we forget a truth so elementary.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Wanting help, I reached out to serve. Seeking happiness, I smiled and offered comfort. Yearning for love, I showed love. And now I understand. My life was never about me, it was always about you.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«To the romantic soul, the rituals of Valentine's Day echo every day of the year.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Marriage is a million piece puzzle; a pristine and exciting pursuit at the beginning that gradually becomes a daunting task, usually more challenging than anticipated.   It is only those truly committed to solving that puzzle who witness in the end the miraculous outcome of every tiny piece laid out and pressed together in an inspiring and envious creation—a treasure only time, resoluteness, and perseverance could create. »

Richelle E. Goodrich


«An accumulation of pennies is a fortune. Day-to-day practice is perfection. A dream realized is nothing more than many steps taken toward the borders of once-impossible.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Nature awakens in brilliant colors of autumn, making me wish winter would bid adieu.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Prayer:  The act of falling to your knees in pleading fashion, seeking help from a greater power than all else to have failed you previously.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«All truth starts out as a wish; hence, reality is born from fairytale."»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«I bleed words.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«You need tell me nothing; I already know your heart. Through your simplest choices you've given yourself away.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«The crazy thing about poetry is how its simplicity makes it complicated.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Take it one step at a time—inarguably wise advice. And yet we all take a running leap, hoping the wind will catch us on its wings and lift us clear to the top of the beanstalk. Those few Jacks who have reached new heights in this manner inevitably wish they'd had more time to prepare for the overbearing giant who greeted them.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Love is an afternoon of fishing when I'd sooner be at the ballet.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Beauty exists, even in unlikely places. The key isn't to open your eyes but to open your heart.»

Richelle E. Goodrich