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“If you’re lucky, both people walk away unscathed, but let’s face it: sex is a game changer. No matter how cool and calm you are going into it, you might just come out feeling attached. Blame it on the hormones or the tequila or the way he kissed your forehead when it was over or his small eyes, but something inside of you clicked and decided that maybe this could go somewhere. Or, even worse, you’re left with a gaping hole inside of your chest that you desperately need to fill.
You feel used and empty, so you tell yourself that if you can make this guy matter, then you won’t feel so damaged anymore. But you can’t force feelings where they don’t exist. It doesn’t make you bad people, it just means that sometimes timing is everything and at this point in time you want different things.
When you feel lonely it’s really tempting to use sex to fill that void, because for a little while it makes you feel so good. But I can guarantee that the loneliness you’ve been trying to escape will still be there waiting for you in the morning. Maybe even more so, because you’ve had a taste of something you want but can never really get your hands on.
Love is the ultimate goal, and for most of us, we aren’t going to find it in the bed of some guy we barely know.”
“You are stronger than things in your life that made you weak.”
“Eyes are just eyes until you find that someone.
then eyes become an everyday feature that you focus on.
they become the most beautiful thing you see.
but when they leave, your mind becomes obsessed with the colour, the shape, the contrast, the size, the creases, every little detail that you didn’t even realise you knew about.
then when you move on, your eyes search for those eyes.
and when you can’t find the perfect match, you realise that eyes are just eyes until you find that someone.”
“The universe isn’t a wish granting genie. But always, without fail, the universe will give you exactly what you need to create a life that you love, a life that you will love.
The universe will bless you with the experiences, the challenges, the people, the skills, the obstacles, and the tools you will need to empower you to chase what you desire, and what is best for you.
Sometimes we want it to just appear in our arms. But isn’t it more beautiful when you know that you climbed mountains, in the face of adversity, to get to who and where you want to be?
The dreariest storms bring the most beautiful sunsets, and the darkest skies illuminate the brightest stars.
The struggle brings out the strength.
Through all of the heartbreaks and through all of the losses, you can choose to keep believing that something out there is watching over you. You can choose to believe that your life is full, even when you feel empty. You see, you should never be hopeless, because you can never be broken beyond repair. Your heart and your soul will always heal. You will always mend.
The universe has your story in mind. Your whole story, not just the little moments. The universe chains each moment together into a twinkling string of glowing lights, ensuring that each moment connects gracefully, perfectly, to the next.
When life lets you down, you can’t just give in. You can't give up. You have to trust. The universe. The skies. The miracles around you, that you haven't yet discovered.
When you have the courage to let go of what you've been so tightly clinging on too, sometimes, many times, you will wind up getting something better. Most of the time, you will find that you will get exactly what it is that you need. "
When you’re the only one who’s lonely, you feel it ten times harder. Loneliness is a terrible feeling. There’s nothing worse than the desperation to find someone to belong to, and if you feel that way for long enough, you’ll find yourself reaching out and grasping onto any type of intimacy that comes your way.
It’s the easiest thing in the world to get so caught up in the moment that you start to see magic where it doesn’t exist. But once that spark fizzles out – and trust me it fizzles out fast – you have to ask yourself if you fell for the man or just the moment. It’s gonna hurt like hell when he blows you off, but at the end of the day, the sad reality is that you really should have seen it coming. And I’m not saying this to be mean. I’m saying this because it’s something that I had to learn the hard way.
Fairy tales are not made up of one night stands. It’s easy to whisper and make promises in the middle of the night, but once the sun comes up, you’re left with nothing but last night’s makeup, a bitch of a hangover, and a whole lot of regret. It’s nobody’s fault really. It’s just how it goes in the hookup culture we’ve created.
Somewhere along the way, falling into bed with a stranger became easier than falling in love, so now we do it all the time.
“ My friends think i still love you, but the truth is, i’m obsessed with you. this is infatuation.
This is preoccupation.
This is i never thought i was good enough for anybody and i feel good enough when you make time to talk to me.
This is what are you doing on social media?
Are you still talking to the girl you chose over me?
This is i feel like i need your approval or i want someone to literally kill me. This is i’ll jump in front of a train for you but i won’t kiss you goodnight. This is always wanting you to text me but ditching you when you want to hang out.
This is i fucking hate you for what you did to me and i’ll never forgive you.
You broke my heart and that’s something I’ll never forget, i’ll never let it go. not ever. This is i don’t love you anymore.
this is i loved you for so long that I think i still love you, but this isn’t love.
not even close. “
“The truth about friends is that a lot of them won’t last. When you come into high school, your friends from middle school won’t make it through the first year with you. I had a lot of people tell me how good of a friend I was. But the truth is, I didn’t even know their mothers name. I didn’t know who they were when they got angry. I didn’t know what truly terrified them. We weren’t friends. We just were aware of each other. And I couldn’t tell you who they really were if you asked me today. Friends in high school are better defined as a partnership. If one person fails by telling rumors about you or falls illy in love with your boyfriend, then the friendship fades, in an instant. People change along with the seasons. And someday, they’ll eventually mature and realize that they’ve always been the people they’ve dreaded becoming. But for now, you just have to keep swimming in this endless sea of society. You won’t be able to tell which “friends” aren’t your real friends until it’s too late.
You won’t be able to recognize their touch until you’ve already been burned. Sometimes you have to be-friend yourself when you’re young.
You have to be there for yourself. You have to pull the knives out of your own back and sew your wounds up on your own.
You will spend your whole life cleaning up messes you didn’t make and finishing things you didn’t start. That’s what it’s like having friends in high school.”
“And one day, she could finally feel it coming. After all of this time, she could finally feel in her heart that it was time for a change. Despite her fears, despite the anxieties that looped round and round in her stomach, she knew she had to take the jump. She knew she was ready. She knew she had to take the risk and let herself fall without knowing with certainty whether her wings would catch her. She knew she had to have faith that what was coming was better than what was, and that the worries of yesterday remained in the past. It was her time. It was her time to start a new story. It was her time to write a new ending that turned into a new beginning. It was her time to smile through the tears, and to realize how much beauty still existed all around her. It was her time to fly, her time to soar. It was her time to learn, and her time to share. It was her time to inspire. Her time to spread her wisdom. It was her time to finally shine. Her time to sparkle. Her time to light up the night sky. It was her time to grow. And there she was, standing bravely, knowing it was her time. Her time to become.” @colleengeorgewriting
“ i know, i can't be one of those people who could make you feel better. i don't know how to say "you'll be okay " without sounding like a static presenting you that if today's not good, then tomorrow is another day that will give you the hundred percent chance it will. i know that these kind of words won't calm the storm in your head. it makes you feel more stressed it just put you more into hopelessness. so yes, i have no words to sugar coat the truth. i can only listen; all day, all night. say it, and i will listen. because sometimes, the only help we need is our own." @pp.erfect
“Reminder : its okay to break off toxic friendships. it's okay to break off toxic relationships. you have to do what's best for you, and can't always worry about hurting the other person. you don't deserve to be belittled, you don't deserve to be abused. if you are in a situation that is unhealthy for you, you have the right to get out. please stay safe, and remember you deserve someone who treats you with love and respect. @pp.erfect
“You’re going to have bad months plagued by imperfect days, and you’re going to have beautiful months filled with perfect moments. That’s just how it goes sometimes. But here’s the secret: you’ll also have nearly perfect days during the grayer months. You’ll have beautiful days following the tear stained days. You see, it’s all about your perspective. It’s all about what you make of it. If you get stuck thinking your day has ruined your week, or your week has ruined your month, you’ll miss out on the capacity to find happiness in all of the perfectly imperfect moments that are taking place right in front of you. If you get so stuck on the hard days, so trapped into thinking that everything sucks, you’ll be blind to the beautiful moments waiting just around the corners. If you tell yourself that life isn’t going well, you’ll start to believe that it really isn’t going well without giving it the space to be okay. So instead of believing that you are already doomed to have a hard time, you have to be able to remind yourself that a day doesn’t equate to a bad year, and a terribly rough week doesn’t equate to a dark month. You have to learn how to brush the dirt off and pick yourself up from the fall, knowing that you aren’t supposed to stay down for long. You have to learn how to expect miracles; how to expect goodness.
I know it’s no easy task to always be looking for the good, but I hope you try. I hope you put on your rose colored glasses and search for the good in the bad, for the hard in the soft. I hope you learn that life has so many treasures in store for you, and just because today is bad doesn’t mean tomorrow can’t be the best day of your life. Just because life has been pulling you down doesn’t mean you have to stay there.
Rather than letting life get the best of you, get the best of life. Be the fiery, compassionate girl you were when you were young. Chase goodness and adventure, excitement and thrills. Be so much stronger and braver than you think you are.
So please, look for the good in the bad. Look for the diamond in the rough. Some of the greatest moments happen when we least expect it. We just have to keep looking for them.”
“And one day it’ll happen. You’ll wake up in your cozy flannel pants and you’ll drink your steaming coffee and you’ll realize that you’re okay after all. You’ll look out the window as the sunrises and you’ll finally feel what happiness feels like. You’ll know that even though things aren’t perfect, you can still be happy.
You’ll feel the sunlight shining on your skin and warming your mind, and for that one moment, you’ll know that you are exactly where you should be in life. You won’t be stuck in the past, and you won’t be anxious about the future. You won’t be reliving the could have beens or the should haves. You’ll be open to whatever is coming your way. You’ll be ready to embrace change and growth. You’ll feel what it feels like to be at peace in your heart.
And in that moment you will realize that you have suffered great loss, but you will finally see that you shine golden because of that loss. One day you won’t feel like love is crushing you anymore. You’ll realize that you have had your heart broken, time and time again, but that each time it has grown back with an even greater capacity for love.
One day you’ll sing along to the radio on your way to work, not caring how you sound or people in the surrounding cars think of you. You won’t care so much what anyone thinks of you, because you will finally know who you are. And when you say good morning to your coworkers you’ll actually mean it. You’ll smile at them, a real, genuine smile that takes up your whole face, just because you are feeling joyful.
And that evening, you’ll dance around in your living room with wine and hot chocolate and with whatever you please, and you’ll finally feel light again. You’ll feel like all of that pressure on your shoulders has finally been lifted. You’ll realize how good it feels to be in your body; how good it feels to be yourself. You’ll feel free and light, and untouchable in such a beautiful way.
One day, before you know it, this will be you. One day you will realize that you’re okay after all. One day you will know that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. And on that day, you will finally know exactly what happiness feels like.” Via @colleengeorgewriting
“ Love is not about sex or being physically attracted to someone. It’s about trust,actual respect, and the commitment to act with the best intentions. i can be attracted to someone without loving them as much as i can love someone without being focused on sexual exclusivity or being physically attracted”
“ If you ever fall in love... fall in love with someone who wants to know your favorite color and how you like your coffee. fall in love with someone who loves the way you laugh and would do absolutely. anything to hear it. fall in love with someone that puts their head on your chest just to hear your heart beat. fall in love with someone who kisses you in public and isn't afraid to show you off to everyone they know. fall in love with someone who makes you question why you were afraid to fall in love in the first place. fall in love with someone who never wants to hurt you and will do anything to try and protect you from anything. fall in love with someone who falls in love with all your flaws and thinks you become their version of the world 'perfect'. fall in love with someone who thinks that you're the one they would love to wake up with each morning and each day."
“I think the key to staying in love, is staying grateful. When you have something and someone good, don’t go looking for something better. Learn to appreciate what you have. Learn that the best relationships are the ones where you don’t give up on each other. We are living in a generation where it’s easy to move on and give up when things get hard. Don’t do that. Cherish what you have. Be that story that says - we made it all the way, and that’s because we never gave up on each other, or walked away from the love we found. We made it all the way because we reminded ourselves, every single day, just how lucky we really were.” Picture credits : @inkashapoval
“And I know. I know how difficult it is to move on, to heal. But I promise you — you are going to survive this. You are.
Little by little, a gentle light will begin to replace the darkness. Hope will override some of the shadows. You’ll start to enjoy being with your friends. You might even laugh. You won’t be so afraid of spending time alone, because you won’t be so scared of your own thoughts. You’ll start to trust yourself again, and trust your heart again.
And then you will begin to understand. You’ll playback the memories in your mind, and you’ll actually start to see some of the flaws and glitches, the moments when things were not right. You’ll see the messiness. You’ll begin to understand that the heartbreak was already there, and you’ll understand why their could not have been an alternate ending. Though it hurts, you will begin to realize that this ending had to happen exactly how it did and when it did. This is how it had to be.
You will mourn the loss and the absence of someone you once cared for, and maybe you still care for, but you will finally understand that what happened was meant to happen. And little by little, you will begin to move on. You will know that you deserve more. You will know that if you try to rewind the story, you will only be hurt again, by the same story. You will finally know that something better awaits you.
And you will finally learn that everything you need to be able to heal is already inside of you. The courage, the compassion, the bravery and the strength, are all within you. You will learn that being alone does not mean being lonely.
And once you know this, you will begin to heal.
And then, in time, the color will return to your world, and the sparkle will return to your eyes.
And then, in time, you will heal.” Words by @colleengeorgeee
“In life I have learned that friends who really want to be with you will make an effort to stay beside you, without any excuse.
And as much as it hurts to grow apart from the people who once were important to you, what’s really important at the end of the day is to cherish the people who chose to stick by your side.
It’s important to take care of the people who show you the kind of friendship that lasts a lifetime. Because friends who appreciate you will always find a way to reach out to you.
They will never think of you as clingy on the days that you need someone you can talk to. They will always be there for you no matter what, in the same way that you will be there for them.
See, a real friendship, a friendship that is meant to last a lifetime, will always stand strong no matter the distance or circumstance. It is the kind of friendship that stays in your heart, the kind that can never be erased. It will always be the second home you run to when you badly need a sense of security and familiarity. It will never grow cold. It will never grow strange.
This kind of friendship is meant to be spent with the people who will not hide anything from you, because you trust each other, you know each other, you love each other. You can tell them any type of problem you have and they will never judge you, they will never tell you that you are too emotional.
But this kind of friendship is not an easy thing to keep forever. It takes a lot of effort and sacrifice. It’s going to challenge your understanding, your patience, and your sympathy. Sometimes it’s going to make you angry, sad, and hurt. But it will also make you laugh, it will also fill you with joy. It’s going to make you be thankful.
Please, appreciate the people who make you feel as if you’re always belonged. Keep them close to your heart. Because friends who make you feel complete, and make your world a better place, are the ones that are worth keeping forever.”
“So you delete all the conversations
In a moment of weekness or in a moment of empowerment you don't really know but it feels good and it fills you with dread and your friends call you strong and you wake up the next day and you tell yourself that it's gonna be okay. Things are gonna be okay.
But then it's two weeks later and your fingertips are trembling so much you can't even type you can't even look through your pictures but you are desperate for any proof that he loved you.
And the only thing you find is a conversation from few months ago. One of those times when it was 3 in the morning and you had rolled over and blinked at your phone with sleepy eyes just to text him I love you be by some magic, some love connection, he had woken up too. And you end up sending I love you's back and forth till your eyes were blinking away tears cause you were so tired but it was worth it because your smile was so big, it was biting all the edges of your cheeks.
And you're reading it but all you can do is cry so hard the bed's shaking and you don't know how to stop your teeth from chattering and everything fucking burns through you, every I love you and forever with him and you're not sure why that ended up being too much to ask for. Nd you realise you're so scared because every part of you really believed that love wouldn't leave. You thought the love was never going to change.”
"Terry Pratchett said “no one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.” If this is true,you’ll be alive forever.
I called your home phone today just to see if miraculously you would pick up. I know that makes me sound crazy.I promise I’m not. I just miss you.
I went back to your house.Where you and I would sit on the balcony & you would tell me why men are bad & why I shouldn’t trust them. I grew up here, with you.You taught me so many lessons that I never truly appreciated until you were gone. It was weird being here without you. Sad, & painful. It felt as if there was something missing, which seems obvious, because there was, but it was this longing sense of emptiness that troubled me most.
The town wasn’t the same without you.
And I felt your absence in every step I took.
Not a day will go by that we don’t think of you or talk about you. Not a day will go by that we don’t laugh about your jokes or crave your amazing cooking.
Not a day will go by where we are not reminded of the way you truly improved every single life you ever touched.
You’ve met and made so many friends over the years, you never failed to leave an everlasting impact. Your love was felt by many, & I know I was incredibly lucky & privileged to have been one who received that love.
I wish I had thanked you more when you were with us. I wish I had thanked you for making me the woman I am today, for providing me with a strong female role model & for giving me the most amazing mother I could have ever asked for.
We get our strength and love from you.
I remember when I was little and we would visit you, I always felt really lucky because I got to sleep in your room with you. Every night, you would tell me a story about your childhood,how you met grandpa.
You were so caring, so brave, and so inspiring. I remember wanting to be exactly like you when I grew up.
I still do.
I’m still reminded of your grace and beauty in the subtleties of each day. I see your smile when I look at mum.
You may be gone, but you live on in all of us.
I’ll tell my children about you someday,& they’ll tell theirs. The ripples of your life will never fade. This I promise you"21/5ily♥
“I’ve only been on one side of the death bed, luckily. Well I guess I wouldn’t be writing this if I had been on both…anyways, my point is I’ve lost some people, not many, but I have lost quality people.
We have all been there, we’ve mourned too hard and too long. But sadness and despair aren’t the only things you get out of death, no – there’s actually a silver lining.
After the death of someone you loved or were close to you usually have some kind of epiphany or new perspective on life. Suddenly your job matters a bit less, the fight with your BFF is minimized, and the top your sister borrowed is forgotten about.
You start to realize, in the least negative way,that nothing really matters in life – nothing except the people you love; not your phone, your shoes, your new picture frame from Anthropologie, your job title, your Snapchat streak –none of it.
What this perspective and reassessment of my life has taught me is not to waste time. We’re the only species on earth who’s aware of their own mortality and yet we live as though we have all the time in the world. As though we have time for the silent treatment, for resentment,for mind games.
The contemporary notion of “ghosting” & the ability to block someone out of your life, whether that’s temporary or permanent, allows us to action this silent treatment in our life. I hate it and I wish we weren’t selfish with our minutes, I wish we hashed things out instantly rather than prolonging our negative feelings, allowing them to ferment and become more potent with time. A simple quote by Dr. Phil is “do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?” I get that it’s not a healthy process to just bite your tongue and agree with something and of course, that can’t apply to everything but by using discretion you can rule out what deserves energy and what doesn’t;what deserves silence and immediate attention.
Hey, I wish I was perfect & didn’t let my emotional chimp side cloud my judgement but unfortunately it does.All I can do is moderate that side and be cognizant of its impact.I’m taking an oath and pledging allegiance to myself and my minutes and I hope I can moderate my emotions & immaturity” ily21.5.18♥️
Make some time for yourself. There are plenty of things to make time for. Make time for everything that makes you feel glad that you are alive.
Someday, you will be sitting on a rusty wooden chair and some of your grandchildren will ask you: “Does time exist?” And you will say: “No, but as long as we create our own, that is enough”. I don’t know for how long we are all still here, but as long as I exist, I will make sure to make time for everything that brings joy to my soul. I will make time for writing because in writing, both me and what I love become immortal.
Find that single thing that is immune to oblivion and make time for it. “
“Make some time to cry. Whether you are alone or with someone you trust, allow yourself to cry from time to time. There is nothing wrong in being vulnerable. There is nothing funny in letting things affect you somehow. There is nothing stupid in feeling emotion. Cry if you feel like to. Let your soul breathe.
Make some time to discover. Be curious. You don’t have to be 6 in order to ask why the sky is blue and why the grass is green. There are different times, different answers, different reasons. Always seek for more and more answers. There is so much to discover in this world. Make sure you see as much as possible; hear as mush as possible, understand as much as possible.
Make some time for love and for being loved. Love a new book or a new movie. Love a new place or a new habbit. Let your heart and your soul fall in love with a bit of everything of this world. Let yourself love someone. Let your heart and your soul be loved. Let yourself being someone’s favorite.
Even though love seems more like plastic, it still exists. So, don’t run away when it might be real. Let it be. Let it hurt. Luckily, it won’t.
Make some time to be kind. Make someone smile, compliment someone’s new dress. Help another person who is in need. Try to make a change in the world. It matters. The world won’t change in a day, but one single day can change in better in a couple of seconds. Make some time to talk. Don’t keep everything inside. There are moments when you feel like talking about some of the most abstract things in the world and moments when you feel like discussing about some of the most insignificant ones. Just talk. About your emotions, about your beliefs… about everything.
Make some time to believe. Nowadays, we are still questioning what exists and what doesn’t. Even so, make some time to believe that there is something in this world. Something that can’t be defined.
Something that takes care of us. Some call it God, some destiny, I don’t know. Just believe in something, because this something may be the reason why we are all here. Believe that there is still good in the world. In people, in actions, in things… in everything.” Pt.3
“Make some time for that friend with whom you don’t have much in common, but love to talk to anyway. Change opinions. Understand each other. Make some time for your friend who feels a little bit harder the weight of life. Go for a walk and show him/her why they should be there. Make some time for your friends. Make some time to listen to them. To be there for them. To love them. Always.
Make some time for spontaneity. Don’t overthink. Just do what you feel and go for everything that feels crazy.
Don’t respect your schedule. Actually, don’t make one. Do mistakes. Turn them into great memories. Ask the DJ to play your favorite song and start to dance with your friends. Drink a couple of shots because you know you have friends who will make sure that you get home safe. Go out in some random places in the town and act like tourists. Go to the most luxurious restaurant and order just a simple glass of water. Go for a run in the middle of the night. Just live.
Make some time to be right and brave. Say yes. Say no. Say I love you. Agree. Disagree. Prove someone wrong. Respect your own principles. Those are something that can’t be stolen, but lost.
Make some time to be wrong or sorry. Self-pride is just a dead-end.
Make some time to laugh. Choose to laugh in the worst moments. Choose to laugh in the best moments. Choose to laugh at your friend’s bad jokes because you know it would mean a lot to them. Choose to laugh to make someone’s day better.”
“Time doesn’t exist. We have to make it
To be honest, I don’t know and, probably, I will never know why we are here. I like to think that we, as human beings, were stars before we were born. Stars which are meant to fall and to go back home some day. That’s just one of the other thousand ways to see things.
But most importantly, I don’t know how much we have left. Even though time is relative, practically nonexistent, sadly we are not immortal. Whether it is due to the ancestral sin or to the simple fact that mortality values more than eternity, we should never take for granted the state that we live in.
This is one of the reasons why I am telling you that you should make time.
Make some time for the things that bring joy to your soul. Allow yourself, from time to time, to get an F in some tests and choose to do what you love instead. Passions, our own passions, are something that never die, but which are hard to keep alive. They are the roots of our dreams which simply should not remain just dreams.
Make some time for your family. Even though sometimes it seems like there are oceans between your way of thinking and theirs, they will love you unconditionally.
So, make some time to hear their stories about the good old days and you will realize that you love them not just because they are your parents and your grandparents; your sisters and your brothers and so on…
Make some time for your friends. How lucky are we to find people whose heart’s song is from the same album as ours? Make some time for that friend who loves to listen to music and ask him/her about his/her favorite song from time to time. Make some time for that friend who is the master of movies. Ask for a recommendation whenever you feel like watching a movie. Make some time for your sportive friend. Play some football or basketball once in a while; I’m sure you will not regret it.”
“We end realizing sometimes the best things in our life aren’t meant to be forever.
We end realizing maybe there is something greater for us written in the future we fail to see right now because we are caught looking at the past.
We end with as much grace and poise as we can even though that goodbye could be the very same one that brings us to our knees.
We end looking back not overcome with sadness but a joy to have had something good for as long as we did.
We end with the memories and the lessons and everything we take with us as we continue on this path.
Knowing very well sometimes the best lessons isn’t knowledge gained but what you learned from others.
Exchanging pieces of ourselves and forever impacting the other.
Because if we can walk away making someone better that’s the best thing we can do.
It’s understanding that sometimes great parts of the journey are the people along the way and they are just signs pointing us to another destination.
Each one of them bringing with them something we needed. And if we are lucky, if we are really lucky we teach them too.
Forming this connection that doesn’t fade even with the word goodbye that holds heavy within one’s heart.
We end bittersweet, grateful, even as we hold back tears as the words ‘thank you’ are a slight whisper.
We end because we have to. Because maybe we’ve learned enough where we are that it’s time to move on. Even we don’t feel ready.
We end with a little bit of pain in our hearts because that goes to show us just how much we valued what is now feels lost.
But lost does not mean forgotten.
Because the connections we make bind us to one another no matter the circumstances.
The way I see it endings are a lot like beginnings.
We end just as we started a little scared, a bit nervous, certainly unsure of the road ahead but we continue on holding more onto faith than doubt. Trust over uncertainty. Hope over skepticism.
We begin things knowing endings could be written in an unsure fate but we take the chance anyway. Because if we didn’t jump exactly when we needed to then we wouldn’t realize our ability to fly.”
“I sincerely believe that when the right person comes along, there is a part of you that just knows that they are the one. The way you’ll describe them when you talk about your relationship will make your friends wonder if they will be lucky enough to have such a connection with the loves of their lives. Something about the way they smile will make you wish that you could somehow manage to make sure that they will never shed another tear again.
The way they laugh at something when they think no one is paying attention will make you realize that you want to remember each sound wave in order to listen to it whenever life is not being kind to you.
They will do the things that annoy you the most and you will find a way to think of them as adorable quirks. You will find yourself hoping that you never have to know what being without them feels like.
They will be wrong, and sometimes you will not correct them; for the way their eyes shine after realizing they proved you wrong will be worth it.
They will drive you crazy, and vice versa; but you will eventually figure out that this is exactly the reason why it will always work between the two of you: your imperfections complement each other.
You will understand that this person, your person, was worth the pain others may have put you through because this love is all you will ever need.”
“To my best friend — I just wanted to say thank you.
Thank you for making our friendship a priority so that we could grow up without growing apart. Thank you for making an effort to be part of my world, even if we were in different phases of our lives.
Thank you for understanding that we can still be best friends in the midst of busy schedules. Thank you for your low maintenance, incredible friendship that stays constant through every changing season.
Thank you for the countless years of advice. For the jokes when I most needed to hear them and for the shoulder to lean on after a bad day. Thank you for never being afraid to tell me the truth, even if it could possibly hurt my feelings. Thank you for being real with me always.
I can’t imagine where I would be without your encouragement inspiring me to make brave choices with my life. Thank you for never letting me dwell on my failures and for challenging me to grow from them. Thank you for being my confidence boost and my reality check. My reassurance and my tough love.
You are the friend that has stayed through all the messy ups and downs. You are the friend who has never let time or distance make a difference in the bond that we share. And, you’re the friend that I know will be a part of my future. You’ll be the cool aunt to my kids. You’ll be the one my family vacations with. And, you’ll still be the one that I go on night drives with as we scream the lyrics to our favorite songs.
Because, not everything is forever, but our friendship is.”
“I want to tell you, it’s admirable how much you try for people you care about.
I admire how much you invest in people and what you’re willing to give. I think it’s a really redeeming quality how you jump into things both feet first with all of your heart.
You see the best in everyone. The people others look past. The ones who are jaded and complicated. The ones you think you can fix.
But it’s the people you think you can change who are the ones that hurt you the most
You’re going to see people who mess with your head and you’re going to analyze it thinking it’s something youre doing wrong. They are going to be the people who answer texts three days later. The ones who appear to care like it’s something they can switch on and off. It’s going to be the people who blow up your newsfeed then ignore you.
The ones who drop in and out of your life like they have a right to.
You’re going to see a lot of people who tell you what you want to hear but have motives that are unkind.
You’re going to have a lot of relationships with people but what’s going to lack is the emotional connection that just isn’t there. And that’s not something you can force.
And you’re going to keep trying and you’re going to keep caring because that’s who you are. You don’t do casual or emotionless. Even the wrong people are going to get the best of you.
I’m going to ask you to not change that. Even when you come across people who look at you and think you’re crazy for some of the standards and some of the things you believe in.
But you have to realize you are better.
You are better than the guys who just use you for sex.
You are better than the guys who just use you emotionally.
You are better than the guys who lie to you and tell you what you want to hear making promises they’ll never keep.
You are better than the guys who can’t commit.
You are better than the texts that don’t get answered and the games they love to play.
You are better than the people who keep you waiting.
You are better than the people who leave.
I ask you not to change even when you’re hurting.
Because one day you’re going to meet someone who teaches you, you’re enough and you always have been.”
“There’s a lot to learn from getting your heart broken by your second love.
Losing your first love is smoking cigarettes even though you promised yourself you never would just because it reminds you of them.
Drowning your sorrows in liquor because the last time you drank, they came to your rescue and pushed the hair out of your eyes, promising to always be there. It's lies and feeling your world tumbling down around you with nothing to hold onto to keep you grounded.
Spiraling out of control until eventually you crash land. Your second love is your crutches. After falling for so long, you have to learn how to walk again. You don't trust things, each step in the relationship is wobbly with uncertainty.
How do you know they won't shatter you too? Slowly but surely, you start to let go and trust them too. You ignore the slow but gradual pain of the pressure of having them under your arms. I mean, every relationship hurts, right?
Losing your second love is dropping one crutch and staggering under the lost support and unable to find enough footing to put your weight on the other one. It's falling down and scrapping your knees and palms.
This one isn't nearly as world altering or absolutely heart shattering, but it does break your heart. Those feelings you thought you forgot come back, and oh, how they sting.
You smoke a few cigarettes but dump the liquor, knowing it's not worth the spiraling. The numbing is all apart of the breakup, and you know that now, but it still doesn't ease the pain.
The first heartbreak was world altering and you will never be the same.
The second heartbreak is wrenching, but this time you know deep down no matter what happens, eventually, you will be okay again.”
“If you see your ex with someone else, then be happy for them.
Your ex did what an ex was supposed to do, which was to find happiness again.
Did you expect your ex to always occasionally tell you that they miss you and they’d like to try again with you?
Did you expect your ex to not be able to ever get over you?
Did you expect your ex to always be ready and available for you when you feel like it’s the right time to get back together?
What you had with your ex was something beautiful and tragic, but it was an experience that helped you both grow and it’s something that your ex will carry on to the next relationship to ensure that it has a better chance of working out this time around.
Your ex will take everything that happened with you, learn from it, and live by those lessons in the new relationship so that some mistakes won’t be repeated and some things will be avoided. Just because your ex found happiness before you did, doesn’t mean you should hate them for it.
You shouldn’t be feeling any bitterness towards your ex for finding someone new and you shouldn’t think of it as being replaced.
It’s you that has to come to terms with the fact that it was amazing while it lasted and unfortunately, it’s ran its course.
It’s you that has to accept that your ex has now outgrown you and found someone who’s better for them.
It’s you that has to understand that if you loved your ex at all, you’d know that this is for the best and your ex is better off without you.
You’re allowed to think about your ex, you’re allowed to miss your ex from time to time, and you’re allowed to care for your ex, but you’re not allowed to stand in the way of their new relationship and hold them back from being happy.
Just be thankful that you were even with them, be happy for them, and move on.”
“Don’t say sorry,
when you’re drunk out of your mind and you hook up with the girl that’s showing more skin than I ever did, and she doesn’t play with your hair while kissing you,don’t call me and apologize for leaving because you miss my hands in your hair
when I see you across the street and decide to walk right past you and look straight into your mesmerizing green eyes, don’t say sorry to me because it took me years to muster the courage to even look at you again
when you’re too high to even drive yourself home, don’t call me and apologize and tell me I was right about your bad habit
don’t you dare say sorry when you wake up one morning and there’s an invitation to my wedding laying in your pile of mail and it doesn’t have your name on it with mine
And one day, you will run into me, and ask me how I’ve been.
I’ll smile at you and after years you won’t see the sadness in my eyes.
And you’ll come to realize I have two kids and you’ll ask me what their names are, and I’ll tell you the exact names we picked out when we thought we were gonna make it.
And that’s when it’ll hit you, that hurting me was the biggest mistake of your life.
And when your new girlfriend asks you why your hands are shaking and your eyes are bloodshot, tell her about the girl you ruined.
Tell her about the girl that loved you more than anything in the world, and tell her how you broke her.”
“Don’t regret it just because you got your heart broken for the first time. If it wasn’t him who did it, it would’ve been someone else.
If it wasn’t seeing him across the room and feeling a connection when your blue eyes met his brown ones, it would’ve been someone else. They would’ve had green eyes instead.
If it wasn’t feeling him reach for your hand for the first time and jumping a little because it surprised you, it would’ve been someone else. They wouldn’t have waited so long to do it; it wouldn’t have meant as much.
If it wasn’t him calling you to turn around and come back to his house because he “forgot to tell you something,” it would’ve been someone else giving you your first kiss.
It wouldn’t have been so quirky. It wouldn’t have given you the same butterflies.
If it wasn’t him holding you while you cried because your friends keep ditching you, it would’ve been someone else. They wouldn’t have driven 20 minutes at 11pm to do so.
They wouldn’t have showed up in house shoes because they ran out to their car as soon as they got your text.
If it wasn’t him you gave your heart to, it would’ve been someone else.
They wouldn’t have treated it with the same respect.
They wouldn’t have taken such sweet care of it.
They wouldn’t have been him. And you’re sad because it’s over and you lost him, but having him to begin with meant something, too.”
“I know there are days where you just want to completely breakdown.
Days where you wonder where any bit of strength can even come from because you’re exhausted.
Days where you want to cry but you know you shouldn’t.
So you keep it together. You smile and carry on like everything inside you isn’t breaking. You help others without ever even thinking to ask for help yourself. You don’t want to seem weak. You don’t want to seem like a burden or negative. So you keep smiling and taking baby steps forward but all you want to you is fall to your knees and scream.
You wake up and you just want to lay there.. You want to look forward but you’re losing faith in what’s ahead because you are uncertain.
I don’t know what it is you’re going through exactly. Maybe it’s a breakup. Maybe it’s work or school or a million things on your plate you seem to be drowning in.
Maybe every time it seems something is about to go your way or you’re going to get a breather another thing knocks the wind out of you.
I know you’re tired. And not just physically but emotionally drained because of everything people demand of you.
People demand a lot of you and you never let anyone down.
You make it look easy and that’s why people don’t realize what you’re going through.
But I see it. Your tired eyes wonder if there’s more than what you’re getting right now.
I’m going to start with I’m proud of you for how strong you are. Strength like yours comes in silent battles, people don’t know you fight.
It comes in tears you either repress or no one knows you cry. It’s in nights where you lie awake wondering is there more?
Curiosity is good.
That unfulfilling feeling is good. It is there to show you, you aren’t in the right place anymore. Being uncomfortable is good. That means you are growing. Maybe where you are right nowyou’ve excelled as much as you can and there’s no place higher you can go. You should be proud of yourself for that.
But I need you to keep going. Don’t lose faith. Because it’s in those moments where you want to get up, and walk away, and quit,comes something rewarding.
There is something on the other side of this confusion and heartbreak and pain.
You just have to get there”
“We begin life with few obligations.
We pledge allegiance to the flag.
We swear to return our library books.
But as we get older we take vows, we make promises, we get burden by commitments, to do no harm, to tell the truth and nothing but, to love and cherish till death do us part.
So we just keep running up the tap until we owe everything to everybody and suddenly…what the.
Everybody wants a piece of you.
We take one little oath, and suddenly we’re drowning in obligations. To our parents , to our friends , to our bosses ,to life itself.
So we do what any sane person would do.
We run like hell from our promises, hoping they’ll be forgotten. But sooner or later, they always catch up.
And sometimes you find the obligation you dread the most isn’t worth running from at all.”
“Cancer. A six letter word. A six letter word that everyone is so afraid to say.
Cancer. A six letter word that takes our loved ones away from us.
Cancer. A six letter word that make even the strongest warrior weak at the knees.
People always say it will be okay in the end. But those words always come from those who haven’t been through what you are.
Cancer. A six letter word that can make you feel so alone whilst standing in a room full of people.
Brave. A five letter word. A five letter word that means you’re not going down without a fight. That you’re ready for a battle no matter the odds.
Cancer. A six letter word that makes you see all the love around you. That shows you everything worth fighting for.
Cancer. A six letter word that tells you life is too short so surround yourself with people who love you.
Cancer. A six letter word that turned my mum into the most amazing woman I know. “
A moment of silence for Cancer patients all over the world ♥️
“Stay single until you meet a guy who opens every door you walk through.
The guy who holds your hand shamelessly and will kiss you in public.
Stay single until you meet a guy who wants to bring you home to his parents.
Stay single until you meet the guy who will drop whatever to be wherever you need him.
The guy who says, “text me when you’re home safe,” and stays up until he knows you are.
Stay single until you meet the guy you’d proudly introduce to your father.
The one who doesn’t try and change you.
The guy who always texts back no questions asked.
Stay single until you meet a guy who doesn’t have time for games and is brutally honest always.
The one who pulls you close in public and kisses your forehead.
Stay single until you meet the guy pays out of respect for you and doesn’t let you touch your wallet.
Stay single until you meet the guy who keeps his word.
The one who sends you flowers to your office, just because.
Stay single until you meet the guy who makes you want to be a better woman.
The one who motivates you to achieve more and be better.
Stay single until you meet a guy who is sure of you and never makes you doubt how he feels.
The one who is certain of you and his career and a future he wants you apart of.
Stay single until you meet the guy who never stops trying to keep you.
Stay single until you meet the guy who makes you feel more beautiful just standing next to him.
The one who still gives you butterflies when you walk in a room.
Stay single until you meet the guy who makes you not want to be.
The one who changes the standard you once had and suddenly no one can compare.
Stay single until you meet the guy you can’t live without.
Until then. Stay single.” @kirstencorleyofficial
“Dying changes everything. There’s the emotional fallout, sure. But there’s also the practical stuff. Who’s going to do your job? Who’s going to take care of your family?
The only good thing for you is you don’t have to worry about it.
People you never knew will be living in your house, working your job.
The world just keeps on going… without you.
They say death is hardest on the living. It’s tough to actually say goodbye. Sometimes it’s impossible.
You never really stop feeling the loss. It’s what makes things so bittersweet.
We leave little bits of ourselves behind, little reminders, a lifetime of memories, photos, trinkets, things to remember us by… even when we’re gone.”
“Hey no offence, but if beauty is what really matters to you, then love isn't the thing you deserve. Nor the person you're with, nor those sweet and happy moments. Let's get this straight and be serious here.
If you really want beauty? Go marry some materialistic thing. Free that person who is in love with you, because you're rotting things up for them.
Constantly reminding them that they aren't Beautiful? That they should be slim, not too fat kinda thing?
Trust me. It'll fade someday.
That bold, raging heart will be beautiful as it could be all life long.Why do i always hear? Guys rejecting the girls based on their shape, colour? If you're the so called dudes?
Grow some balls and get the hell outta their lives. Let them be perfect in their own ways! Understand. Be mature. Act mature. Acceptance, is all we need.
Leave the pessimism behind.
Never let the other person think of themselves as ugly. Because dear, they aren't. They are perfect, you know? They really are.
Their simplest of smiles are worth the millions.
Their sweet little effort is more than anything to make your day better.
And even after reading all of this you've got a little bit of shame? Go to your girls. Tell them, that no matter what? They ARE beautiful. They are your better halfs.
That they never could find anything worth Beautiful than you. That you're in love with their hearts and not their curves. The only curve which should matter? Their pretty smiles. They are so damn worth it. “
“Can two people really be meant to be? MFEO. Soulmates.
It would be nice if it's true. That we all have someone out there waiting for us.
Us waiting for them. I'm just not sure I believe it. Sometimes, that’s what you need, the real romantic stuff - those everyday simple yet so meaningful moments. Those moments that occur in all those cheesy romantic moments.
Life is too short for people who don’t love loudly, or for the relationships that don’t set fire to your soul. So maybe I do believe it, all this "meant to be" stuff. Why not believe it, really?
Who doesn't want more romance in their life? Maybe it's just up to us to make it happen.
To show up and be meant for each other.
At least that way you'll find out for sure. If you're meant to be or not.
And when you find your forever person, you feel like you’re where you were always meant to end up. You feel like you’re finally home.”
“Some people wonder which direction they have to follow to find their happiness, some people wonder which stars will determine their fate in life, because they’ve spent too much time casting wishes that lead them to no destination, some people wonder how long they will have to wait for their loneliness to go find itself a new home.
Some stand by the sink, look themselves in the eyes of their own reflection and brace themselves to drown their problems away.
They overflow their bathtubs, let loose of their body so they can feel the underworld, because being above is getting too heavy and pray that it all washes away cause they don’t want to feel anymore.
Some suffocate the roses and cause them to die by giving it too much water, because all they know is how to consume others with too much love but don’t know when to stop.
Some are left awake at 4am, tossing and turning in bed because their thoughts echo through the silence, letting the words of the lover they can’t have, cluster their minds and tug at their heartstrings.
Some have forgotten who they are and are left with missing jigsaw pieces in their hands not being able to recall their past identity.
We are all digging deeper inside us to find something that is worth living for, we are all trying to make sense of our own chaos that marks its name inside, we are all searching for the words that haven’t been written yet, we are all waiting to be found even though we’re not meant to be.”
“At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody.
So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by.
No matter how much we hurt them.
The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close.
But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need.”
“Change is there to be embraced and can bring better things.
We fear it because it’s unfamiliar, not because it’s wrong for us.
We also think it’s wrong because it can cause pain and loss.
People will fall away from your life through life changes, only because they are no longer compatible with what works for you, not because you’re on the wrong path. Not everyone can go with you but there is more life to be had by staying true to yourself.
You are sure to get what you want if you follow your desires, you won’t get what you want if you stick with things that don’t fit anymore.
It’s about owning your own goals and letting go of anything that won’t result in you achieving them. Even if you have to go against people you care for or even against a larger system that seems bigger than you.
You do it!
Nothing is bigger or stronger than personal determination and the commitment to never giving up no matter what.
Challenge everything and stand your ground when you know something is unfair. This is living to me.
Living is self growth and plenty of learning with great memories sprinkled around it. To be a real success we need to be able to do what works for us, not try to conform to something that you will never help you be successful.
Sometimes it’s time to break out from any rigidity of rules & regulations and show that there is more than one way to be a great success. What doesn’t work for me will never work for me. I can see that now. Time to stop trying to fit a mold and worrying about not succeeding at that! It’s time to focus on the end goal and finding a way to succeed in what I actually want to succeed in. I don’t want to fit in or have to change anything about the way I function just to be classified as “worthy” of success. I am worthy and capable right now! I’ve realised nobody can stop me doing anything the way I do, it isn’t wrong because it is working for me.
Life is about freedom and happiness. Not entrapment and forced pressure to function a certain way.
My character is being tested but I think the best chance anyone has is to just take that risk of change!
Risk, baby. Risk.
“The dream is this - that we'll finally be happy when we reach our goals: find the guy, a great job, that's the dream.
Then we get there.
And if we're human, we immediately start dreaming of something else. Because, if this is the dream, then we'd like to wake up.
At some point maybe we accept the dream has become a nightmare.
We tell ourselves the reality is better.
We convince ourselves it's better that we never dream at all. But the strongest of us, the most determined of us, we hold onto the dream, or we find ourselves faced with a fresh dream we never considered.
And suddenly whatever darkness you’re facing become light. Whatever knots are tied around you will one day be released.
We awake to find ourselves, against all odds, feeling hopeful.
And, if we're lucky, we realize in the face of everything, in the face of life the true dream is being able to dream at all.”
“People have scars, in all sorts of unexpected places.
Like secret road maps of their personal histories.
Diagrams of all their old wounds.
Most of our old wounds heal, leaving nothing behind but a scar. But some of them don't.
Some wounds we carry with us everywhere and though the cut's long gone, the pain still lingers.
What's worse, new wounds which are so horribly painful or old wounds that should've healed years ago and never did?
Maybe our old wounds teach us something. They remind us where we've been and what we've overcome. They teach us lessons about what to avoid in the future.
That's we like to think. But that's not the way it is, is it?
Some things we just have to learn over and over and over again.”
“How much can you actually accomplish in an hour?
Run an errand maybe, sit in traffic, get an oil change. When you think about it an hour isn't very long. Sixty minutes. Thirty-six hundred seconds.
An hour is often everything.
We call it the golden hour. That magical window of time that can determine everything. An hour, one hour, can change everything forever. An hour can save your life. An hour can change your life. Sometimes an hour is a gift we give ourselves.
For some, an hour can mean almost nothing. For others, an hour makes all the difference in the world.
But in the end, it's still just an hour. One of many.
Many more to come.
Thirty-six hundred seconds. That's it. Then it starts all over again.
And who knows what the next hour might hold.”
“When something begins, you generally have no idea how it’s going to end.
The house you’re going to sell becomes your home, the roommates you were forced to take in become your family and the one night stand you were determined to forget becomes the love of your life.
We spend our whole lives worrying about the future, planning for the future, trying to predict the future, as if figuring it out will cushion the blow. But the future is always changing. The future is the home of our deepest fears and wildest hopes.
But one thing is certain when it finally reveals itself.
The future is never the way we imagined it.
You never know the biggest day of your life is the biggest day.
Not until it's happening.
You don't recognize the biggest day of your life, not until you're right in the middle of it.
The day you commit to something or someone.
The day you get your heart broken.
The day you meet your soul mate.
The day you realize there's not enough time, because you wanna live forever.
Those are the biggest days. The perfect days. You know?”
“We are all messed up. We’re butchers, messed up knife happy butchers.
We love people up, we move on. We hurt people, we move on. We cause trauma, we suffer trauma. We don’t have time to worry about how all the crap really makes us feel.
So just keep going. Don’t give up.
Doesn’t matter how tough we are, trauma always leaves a scar.
It follows us home, it changes our lives, trauma messes everybody up, but maybe that’s the point. All the pain and the fear and the crap.
Maybe going through all of that is what keeps us moving forward.
It’s what pushes us.
Eventually, you’ll be able to add more goals to your list. Just make it until tomorrow and start doing something you loved again. Make it till tomorrow and buy a plane ticket across the county.
One day living will be easier. But even once that happens, even once you reach a good place in life, there will be still days when you suffer from setbacks. There will still be days when you have to remind yourself that all you have to do is make it until tomorrow and it will get better.
Maybe we have to get a little messed up, before we can step up."
“Most people live for the high, the rush, the thrill. For me it was different.
For me it was the quiet. The peace helps us stay alert, anticipate complications.
All the worlds noise, all the worry that it brings disappears. A calm settles over you, time passing without thought.
For that moment, you feel completely at peace.
Peace isn’t a permanent state. It exists in moments. Fleeting. Gone before we even knew it was there.
We can experience it at any time, in a stranger’s act of kindness, a task that requires complete focus or simply the comfort of an old routine.
Everyday we all experience these moments of peace. The trick is to know when they’re happening so that we can embrace them, live in them.
And finally let them go.
Let go of the life you wanted and live the one that’s meant for you.
Live your journey. Live your own story.
The pain inside your heart will vanish .
Just find your peace and your happy ending will find you.”
“The dictionary defines grief as keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.
We’re taught to learn from and rely on books, on definitions, on definitives.
But in life, strict definitions rarely apply. In life, grief can look like a lot of things that bear little resemblance to sharp sorrow.
Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
It isn’t just death we have to grieve. It’s life. It’s loss. It’s change.
And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
That’s how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can’t breathe, that’s how you survive.
By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won’t feel this way. It won’t hurt this much.
Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can’t control it.
The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.And let it go when we can.
The very worst part is that the minute you think you’re past it, it starts all over again.
And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
“The key to surviving a life is denial. We deny that we're tired, we deny that we're scared, we deny how badly we want to succeed. And most importantly, we deny that we're in denial..
We only see what we want to see and believe what we want to believe, and it works. We lie to ourselves so much that after a while the lies start to seem like the truth.
We deny so much that we can't recognize the truth right in front of our faces.
Sometimes reality has a way of sneaking up and biting us in the ass. And when the dam bursts, all you can do is swim. The world of pretend is a cage, not a cocoon. We can only lie to ourselves for so long. We are tired, we are scared, denying it doesn't change the truth.
Sooner or later we have to put aside our denial and face the world. Head on, guns blazing.
De Nile. It's not just a river in Egypt, it's a freakin' ocean.
So how do you keep from drowning in it?”
“You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales?
That fantasy of what your life would be – white dress, Prince Charming who'd carry you away to a castle on a hill. You'd lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming – they were so close you could taste them.
But eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears.
Most people turn to the things and people they can trust.
But the thing is, it's hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely because almost everyone still has that smallest bit of hope and faith that one day they'll open their eyes and it will all come true.
At the end of the day, faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don't really expect it.
It's like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle.
And it's not so important, that it's happy ever after, just that it's happy right now.
See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you, and once in a while people may even take your breath away.”
“Life is a bed of roses, but roses have thorns too.
You may have been subjected to life’s cruelty and rejection too often but always remember, dejection will get you nowhere. Set your soul on fire and pursue your dreams with hopeful optimism.Keep trying to unlock doors, for you never know when the key fits perfectly and your door to success opens magically.
Learn that the path to victory in life will be freckled with challenges.
Leap high crossing every hurdle, diligently work hard to turn distressed to dust and always get up no matter how many times you fall flat on your face.
Because everyone falls but the few who get up again become the few who leave their permanent footprints in the sands of time .
So never stop fighting until you reach your destined place. Don’t forget you are always more than you think you are and with brave wings, you will learn to fly!”
“The dream is this - that we'll finally be happy when we reach our goals: find the guy, finish our internship, that's the dream. Then we get there. And if we're human, we immediately start dreaming of something else. Because, if this is the dream, then we'd like to wake up.
At some point maybe we accept the dream has become a nightmare. We tell ourselves the reality is better. We convince ourselves it's better that we never dream at all. But the strongest of us, the most determined of us, we hold onto the dream, or we find ourselves faced with a fresh dream we never considered. We awake to find ourselves, against all odds, feeling hopeful.
And, if we're lucky, we realize in the face of everything, in the face of life the true dream is being able to dream at all.
At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping.
And sure, sometimes close can be too close.
But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need.”
Can everything be either black or white? Between black and white, there are 256 shades of grey.
Similar is the case of underprivileged people. We feel they don’t have a good school to go to, a luxurious house to live in, a fancy dinner to masticate on and so on. However, do they truly lack everything? Yes, it is somewhat too, they do lack most materialistic assets but there are qualitative assets which only they own.
Poor individuals who are happy with what they have, which may be little, are far happier than those minting millions everyday.
However, all this is highly debatable. No matter how many positives I try to bring forth, it is undeniable that many poor children are leaving schools to earn at a young age, they are resorting to commit crimes like theft and murders to satisfy their stomach, they’re looking after their parents when it is supposed to be the other way round. There is so much that can be done to improve their situation.
Never say, or think ,
That you’re better than them.
You have technology, they have manual strength. You have comfortable beds, they have less demands. You have big budgets, they have a small shopping list. You have a car, they have active feet. You have huge shopping carts, they know how to bargain. You have privileges, they have peace. ‘’Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining”
“When something begins, you generally have no idea how it’s going to end. The house you’re going to sell becomes your home, the roommates you were forced to take in become your family and the one night stand you were determined to forget becomes the love of your life.
We spend our whole lives worrying about the future, planning for the future, trying to predict the future, as if figuring it out will cushion the blow. But the future is always changing. The future is the home of our deepest fears and wildest hopes. But one thing is certain when it finally reveals itself. The future is never the way we imagined it.
Embrace the entropy of life. You were bred from storms, that is why you are primarily water. You were created from white hot heat and from atoms that will never stop vibrating and shaking within you, so do not vilify your heart when it quakes, do not condemn your life when it surges and when it falls. Embrace its pulse, and the randomness of it all, embrace its disorder.
Life can be a mess - yes, but baby , it’s a wonderful mess.”