Faith has always been a huge part of my life. But I always felt like something was missing. It wasn’t until recently that I began to understand that faith is only half of the equation; the other half being action. Our faith is only made complete but what we do. Not by faith alone, but faith and action together. Action through prayer. Action through showing compassion to one another. Action through giving selflessly.
“We’ll try again and we’ll fail again because that’s what progress looks like. Progress looks like a bunch of failures. And you’re going to have feelings about that because it’s sad, but you cannot fall apart. And then one day, we will succeed.”
They say .. when two people share an umbrella in the rain, it is a symbol of romance in Japan. Yeah, they got that right. We are two people in love for sure. ☔️💑 Btw! The Atago Shrine is the highest shrine in Japan. It was established in 1603. So long ago! It's thought that climbing the steep staircase and praying at the shrine can bring success in life. This shrine is most famed for its 86 step stone staircase. Totally worth it by the way. 🇯🇵
I get this comforting feeling that this photo is my grandmother. She was recently released to the Pacific Ocean last weekend. I dreamt about her last night too. Sam & I prepared breakfast this morning. Which my grandma loves when people cook & eat together as a family. I truly do believe this is her with us. Even if it’s not, that’s just what I believe.💗