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We have voices and stories and plans and dreams and ideas. We have hope. We will wake up tomorrow to a day that has never been known. We are living a life that has never been lived. We are here for a reason. We exist to love and be loved. life comes back. Things do change. Storms do pass.
It's actually pretty amazing when you love life. It's something to look forward to and suddenly who you are and who your friends are doesn't really matter. It's what you do that makes the time special.
Grace doesn't depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors.
Time is tricky. You have whole months, even years, when nothing changes a speck, when you don't go anywhere or do anything or think one new thought. And then you can get hit with a day, or an hour, or a half a second when so much happens it's almost like you got born all over again into some brand-new person you for damn sure never expected to meet.
Sometimes you just need to cry and be sad. You need to break down and be torn apart. You need to learn how to pick yourself up and put yourself back together. Sometimes, the only way to be happy is to give into sadness first.
I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people are just idiots. I've learned that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change. I've learned that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
There's a point in your life when you know who stays forever, and who's just around for a while. People change, so do you. Sometimes for the best, and sometimes for the worst. Bad things happen to everyone, you're not in it alone. People lie, and some people just don't care how you feel. Your heart beats, no matter how much pain you're in. Everything will be okay... eventually. There are always people in your life that just make your day, no matter the miles. I know about distance. I've been dealing with it all my life. Don't tell me it's easy, because it's not. But it's worth it. I'd rather keep in touch with the people I love, than just drop it and forget about it. You don't forget the ones you love. It doesn't work like that. Give it all you've got andlive your life to the fullest. People would kill to be you, have what you have. Someone always has it worse off than you, but that doesn't mean you don't count.
Just because people don't understand you or don't agree with you doesn't mean you're wrong. It's the hardest thing to do, but sometimes standing up for what's right means standing alone.
It's a complicated world. People have a hard time finding each other. And even when they do, they're scared to take the risk.
And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love.
After all these months, all this time, so much has happened. The talks, the phone calls, the laughs, and the feelings. If I were to look back on them, I would never believe that, that person was once me. I wouldn't recognize that girl because she's so different from me. But I guess changing & moving on is part of growing up. I'm growing up and finding out what kind of person I want to be for the rest of my life. And maybe in the future, there are more changes to come, but as for right now, this is who I'm proud to be.
Don't hold me back. I'm going places. With or without you, I'm going to be something. And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.