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The quality of mercy is not strained;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed—
It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.

— William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice  <link>

Remember that every single word you say to someone will either curse them or bless them.

— Mother Antonia (Mary Clarke) (via)  <link>

The devil will try to upset you by accusing you of being unworthy of the blessings that you have received. Simply remain cheerful and do your best to ignore the devil’s nagging. If need be even laugh at the absurdity of the situation. Satan, the epitome of sin, accuses you of unworthiness! When the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future!

— St. Teresa of Avila  <link>

May the sun bring you new energy by day,
May the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries,
May the breeze blow new strength into your being,
May you walk through the world and
Know its beauty all the days of your life.

— an Apache blessing [via]  <link>