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“You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding them from the world. In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the light.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“Abandon the idea that you will forever be the victim of the things that have happened to you. Choose to be a victor.”
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“Our lives are a journey. As we move forward, we will not only figuratively experience the geography of life: the exhilaration of high mountains, the tranquility of calm meadows, the isolation of treacherous canyons, but we will also experience the seasons of life: the hope of spring, the abundance of summer, the harvest of autumn, and yes, the darkness and depression of winter.”
Seth Adam Smith
“You can't defeat the darkness by keeping it caged inside of you.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“Love is so much more than some random, euphoric feeling. And real love isn’t always fluffy, cute, and cuddly. More often than not, real love has its sleeves rolled up, dirt and grime smeared on its arms, and sweat dripping down its forehead. Real love asks us to do hard things—to forgive one another, to support each other’s dreams, to comfort in times of grief, or to care for family. Real love isn’t easy—and it’s nothing like the wedding day—but it’s far more meaningful and wonderful.”
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“If you keep your heart open, that same pain can become a purifying pain, a strengthening pain. If we choose forgiveness over bitterness, that pain can heal instead of hurt. Instead of a pain that divides, it can be a pain that binds. Instead of a pain that breaks us down, it can be a pain that builds us up.”
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“Abundance in life is achieved only when we tear down walls and fill our lives with light.”
Seth Adam Smith, Your Life Isn't for You: A Selfish Person's Guide to Being Selfless
“When we're constantly thinking about ourselves, our world shrinks.”
Seth Adam Smith, Your Life Isn't for You: A Selfish Person's Guide to Being Selfless
“One day, you will stand at the summit of a figurative mountain and look back on your life's journey. And, to your utter amazement, you will see how your experiences with depression, dark and painful as they were, only added to the overall beauty of your life.”
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“Depression thrives in secrecy but shrinks in empathy.”
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“Real love isn't just a euphoric, spontaneous feeling—it's a deliberate choice—a plan to love each other for better and worse, for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health.”
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“Our society places a lot of emphasis on feelings. We are taught that we should always follow our feelings and do whatever makes us happy. But feelings are very fickle and fleeting. Real love, on the other hand, is like the north star in the storms of life; it is constant, sure, and true. Whenever we’re lost and confused we can find strength in the love that we have chosen.”
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“Marriage should liberate, not incarcerate. Real love shouldn't limit a person's potential, it should expand it.”
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“The pumpkin is a uniquely American plant, widely regarded as one of the most magical plants in all the world.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“I believe each of us is a pilgrim in our own way; we are all lost souls, trying to find our way home.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“The pumpkin itself is a symbol for mortality.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“There's nothing more important in this world than caring for a child.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“If you truly love someone, have the faith to 'let them go.' Encourage them to be the fullest measure of themselves, and you will be overwhelmed by the love that your spouse returns to you.”
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“It is only through seeking that we find what we are looking for.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“Thus bound together, they sheltered the child from the cold, dark night, enveloping him in warmth.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“Each of us is like seed, planted by the Good Gardener so we might grow into something majestic.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“This plant represents what's happening inside of you. The world, like the soil, is cold and dark—layered with a history of destruction and death. You were planted in this world to rise above it. Do you not see? The very existence of this darkness gives you the opportunity to become a light to the world.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“We simply can’t abandon ship every time we encounter a storm in our marriage. Real love is about weathering the storms of life together.”
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“Myths are different than fairy tales or legends. Legends are stories based in history and are more or less true. Myths, on the other hand, are stories containing a deeper truth—stories that transcend time. If you were to travel the world, you would find myths that are remarkably similar to one another—stories of heroes fighting the darkness with the light.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“Every life has immense value.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“The pumpkin itself is a symbol for mortality. Like mortals, the pumpkin seed is planted in the darkness of the earth, where it is left to search for the light. When the plant finally sprouts, it travels along the ground, as if in search of its place in the world. Then, once the pumpkin has found its place, it blossoms into a fruit that towers above all others. And when the pumpkin is ripe, it's a veritable life-giving force.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“One human life is worth more than all the treasures of the earth.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“I am Mother Nature. All of creation bows before me. When people leave their cities and learn of me—walk in my woods, bathe in my rivers, eat of my harvest—they will find healing to their souls. But stray from me and return to the supposed wisdom of men, and they will find themselves in chains once more.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern
“Paradoxically, the more you truly love that person, the more love you receive.”
Seth Adam Smith, Marriage Isn't for You: It's for the One You Love
“Mortal minds are always unsettled by eternal things; they want to catch the infinite and nail it down to something finite. Impossible!”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern

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