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You're still young. Don't make your life miserable by thinking about problems. Instead, always think that in every problem there's a solution and everything will be okay. Do what you think is right. Take risks, try new things, laugh and live as if there's no tomorrow, for the next years of your life you'll have no choice but to be more responsible. So enjoy while you're still young and vibrant.
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there. To serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be; a roommate, a neighbor, a professor, a friend, a lover, or even a complete stranger. But when you lock eyes with them, you know that at that very moment they will affect your life in some way.
The years go by. The time, it does fly. Every single second is a moment in time that passes oh so quick and it seems like nothing. But when you’re looking back.. Well, it amounts to everything.
I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.
But maybe that's what it all comes down to: love, not as a surge of passion, but as a choice to commit to something, someone, no matter what obstacles or temptations stand in the way. And maybe making that choice again and again, day in and day out, year after year, says more about love than never having a choice to make at all.
Hug and kiss whoever helped get you - financially, mentally, morally, emotionally - to this day. Parents, mentors, friends, teachers. If you're too uptight to do that, at least do the old handshake thing, but I recommend a hug and a kiss. Don't let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.
Letting go isn't about winning or losing. It's not about pride. It's not about dwelling on the past. It's not about loss or defeat. It's learning, experiencing, and growing. Letting go is to be thankful of themoments that made you laugh, made you cry, and made you grow. It's about all that you have and all that you had. It's the courage to accept change and the strength to keep moving. It's growing up.
Sometimes there doesn't even have to be a reason. I knew from experience that no matter how much you turn things in your head, trying to make sense of them, some people just defy all logic.
Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air,explode softly,and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.
The hurt doesn't go away, you just make room for it.
I'd like to think the best of me is still hiding up my sleeve. They love to tell you, stay inside the lines. There's something better on the other side.
We all carry these things inside that no one else can see; they hold us down like anchors, they drown us out at sea.
People's lives change. To keep all your old friends is like keeping all your old clothes - pretty soon your closet is so jammed and everything's so crushed you can't find anything to wear. Help these friends when they need you; bless the years and happy times when you meant a lot to each other; but try not to feel guilty if new people mean more to you now.
Sometimes pain becomes such a huge part in your life that you expect it to always be there, because you can't remember a time when it wasn't. But then one day you feel something else, something that feels wrong, only because it's so unfamiliar. And in that moment you realize.. you're happy.
I'm afraid of not having enough time. Not enough time to understand people, how they really are, or to be understood myself. I'm afraid of quick judgments and mistakes that everybody makes. You can't fix them without time. I'm afraid of seeing snapshots instead of movies.