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


«Even the smallest tender mercy can bring peace when recognized and appreciated.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«The sign of a good leader is easy to recognize, though it is hardly ever seen. For the greatest leaders are those who share as equals in the trials and struggles, the demands and expectations, the hills and trenches, the laws and punishments placed upon the backs of those governed. A great leader is motivated not by power but by compassion. Therefore he can do nothing but make himself a servant to those whom he rules. Such a leader is unequivocally respected, and loved for loving.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«No one stands at the beginning of a race and then finds himself at the end having never taken a step forward. And if that were to happen—the sweat and struggle avoided—what stories would he have to tell? The goal includes the journey; it's all part of the dream.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Hope is a fire more ravenous than the flames of temptation.  For if only a portion of it poisons your veins, it is enough to make you stand against ridiculous odds again and again and again.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Sometimes while gazing at the night's sky, I imagine stars looking down making wishes on the brightest of us.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Friends are those crazy people who keep coming back, in spite of being exposed to the real you.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Fear is the devil's most powerful tool because he can't always convince a good man to do wrong, but he can paralyze his will with fright, keeping a good man from doing what is right. It eventually results in the same end.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Don't ever quit pretending.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Life is a test.  It was designed to be so.  It is where we taste the bitter and the sweet; where we feel pain and pleasure; where we learn right from wrong; where we pass through both darkness and light.  It is a time to make choices.  And through this process we form our characters—some grand and glorious, some barely decent, and others just plain monstrous. »

Richelle E. Goodrich


«Thanks, Ian, but sometimes there’s just nothing you can do.” Her feet moved forward again towards the center of Lacsar Forest.»

Richelle E. Goodrich