"The gateway to happiness, peace and contentment cannot be purchased by any amount of money or material assets. For many who live a life of permanent regret, the gate will forever remain closed. Even the strong willed of great determination yet vengeful heart will be unable to force entry to its green pastures that lay beyond.
And yet, the gate can be opened and its access to happiness, peace and contentment become widely available to anyone who gives out unqualified love, consideration, respect and genuine understanding of all whom they meet daily.
To give without any expectation of return is admirable when handing out favours and to give without doner identification when contributing to a charitable cause is also highly commendable. But where love is freely given to anyone either strange or familiar, prepare for it to be returned tenfold.
So the next time you open a gate to passage new, gently enter and close the gate behind you. Walk in hope and enjoy your travels as you carry in your backpack your companions of unqualified love, consideration, respect and understanding. And should you part with any of these companions as you give them to others along the way, you will most surely meet them on your return journey in greater number." William Forde: April 13th, 2014.