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Wednesday, 26 May 2010
What to Say
By Daphne Willis
You cannot open a book
without learning something.
Just living is not enough.
One must have sunshine,
freedom, and a little flower.
Laugh as much as you breathe
and love as long as you live.
Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive,
and go do it. Because what the
world needs is people who have
“To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure,
but risk must be taken because the greatest
hazard in life is to risk nothing.”
“Experience is the name every
one gives to their mistakes.”
In love, it is better to know and be disappointed,
than to not know and always wonder.
This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days,
smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow
the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to
warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for
your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being,
faith so that you can believe, confidence for when
you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to
accept the truth, Love to complete your life.
Memory is a way of holding on to
the things you love, the things you
are, the things you never want to lose.
Sometimes it's the smallest decisions
that can change your life forever.
The most important thing in life is to learn
how to give out love, and to let it come in.
Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot,
who calls you back when you hang up on him,
who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat,
or will stay awake just to watch you sleep...
wait for the boy who kisses your forehead,
who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats,
who holds your hand in front of his friends,
who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on.
One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky his is to have you.... The one who turns to his friends and says, 'that's her.
The love that lasts the longest is
the love that is never returned.
Love is just a word until someone
comes along and gives it meaning.
Love is not blind; it simply enables
one to see things others fail to see.
Love is saying 'I feel differently'
instead of 'You're wrong.'
The worst thing you can do for love is
deny it; so when you find that special
someone, don't let anyone or anything
to get in your way.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in
noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence;
see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and
deepening it. That factor is attitude.
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
Whatever course you decide upon, there is
always someone to tell you that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising which tempt
you to believe that your critics are right. To map
out a course of action and follow it to an end
requires courage. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Music is enough for a lifetime,
but a lifetime is not enough for music
The time will never be just right.
Contemplation often makes life miserable.
We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.
Sometimes the people whom we've know
for only a short amount of time have a bigger
impact on us than those we've known forever.
In art the hand can never execute
anything higher than the heart can inspire
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Art is the most intense mode of
individualism that the world has known.
There is one thing one has to have:
either a soul that is cheerful by nature,
or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.
Art enables us to find ourselves
and lose ourselves at the same time.
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
All art requires
Music is what
feelings sound like.
Music speaks what cannot be expressed,
soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals
the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.
Friday, 19 February 2010
Hello sweetie, I am sorry I haven't updated in so so long.
I hope you enjoy this post and you can relate to something on here.
If there is anything you need to talk about just leave a comment
and I will see what I can do. <3
Thank you for reading/following/commenting <3
(yes I am addressing each one of you individually)
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
Charity sees the need not the cause.
Isn't everyone a part of everyone else?
First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
Humanity can be quite cold to those whose eyes see the world differently.
Eric A. Burns
Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.
I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.
Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.
The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed.
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them.
Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent, it takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction - Einstein
Sometimes I wish my eyes were not as wide, and my dreams were not as big, and my heart was not as open. Sometimes I just wish that I didn't fall in love with the world so easily
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. -- Anne Frank --
Being gifted doesn’t mean you’ve been given something. It means, you have something to give
Be thankful for every heartbreak, for they were planned. they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. their purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life. and you do.
If you desire love in your life, cultivate it yourself, in your own dreams and desires, in the mark you want to make during your brief span here, in the lessons learned, in the smiles as much as the scars. Fill yourself up with love, rather than waiting for someone to do it for you.
The truth was, I knew, after all those flat January days, that I deserved better. I deserved "I love you"s, and kiwi fruits, and flowers, and warriors coming to my door, besotted with love. I deserved pictures of my face in a million expressions and the warmth of a baby's kick under my hand. I deserved to grow, and to change, and to become all the girls I could ever be in the course of my life, each one better than the last.
-Someone Like You ; Sarah Dessen
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than acts, that hope always triumphs over experience, that laughter is the only cure for grief. & I believe that love is stronger than death.
( Robert Fulghum )
I am going to concentrate on what's important in life. I'm going to strive every day to be a kind & generous & loving person. I'm going to keep death right here, so that anytime I even think about getting angry at you or anybody else, I'll see death & I'llremember.
( Northern Exposure )
My heart didn't break into a thousand pieces after he left. Instead, I realized all the things he didn't do. He didn't want to hear my stories. He didn't ask me questions. He didn't smile when I was talking to him. He didn't hug me out of the blue to make me feel good. His hugs were always a preamble to something else and after he was gone, I wondered if he ever knew me at all.
-Love, Cajun Style ; Diane Les Becquets
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no
one thinks of changing himself. ~Leo Nikolaevich Tolsto
If we could all hear one another's prayers, God might be relieved of some of his burdens. ~Ashleigh Brilliant
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything,
but I can dosomething. And I will not let what I cannot
do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts,
then there is no hurt, but only more love. ~Mother Teresa
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single
moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It's not. ~Dr. Seuss
Being good is commendable, but only when
it is combined with doing good is it useful
Friday, 25 December 2009
Monday, 03 August 2009
the only people you need
In your life are the ones that
Prove they need you in their life.
These are the people that can
Change your life.
your thoughts pour through my heart
while my mind points out the ways that
they may have nothing to do with me. . .
when your fingers are around my own
I just keep thinking, please don't pull this
out from underneath me, baby I am not
prepared to catch myself
if I just left today, headed for the shoreline
you could follow my heart so when we finally
met and the stars danced with the waves
I would know I was the one you've been hoping for
when I meet the man who dances with me
without any music playing, I am going to
hold on tight
if I had a flower for everytime I heard the words
"i like you, I just don't want to date you right now"
oh how full my vases would be.
at least something would be beautiful
the warm whispers of nature share thoughts
of codependency and display the beautiful
outcome of a very natural behavior
I try hard to not have expectations.
I want to fully appreciate others.
If I could find a way to collect all of the stars
in the sky in a basket to give to you for every
I love you I feel inside, that wouldn't be good enough
I am so scared that when we are apart,
you do not miss me.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to let go
of what you never had.
I hear other girls talk about what the first kiss with
their boy felt like, I can't find the words
to share what ours was like <3
each day has a lesson,
you just have to listen
Anyone can be passionate,
it takes real lovers to be silly.
None of those other things make a difference.
Love is the strongest thing in the world, ya know.
Nothing can touch it. Nothing comes close.
If we love each other, we’re safe from it all.
Love is the biggest thing there is.
People are brought together for a reason,
everything happens for a reason. I believe
the reason you and me were brought together
was because we complete one another. We
fill in each other's missing spaces, the empty
holes, the blind spots, with love. And if
someday God decides to tear us apart, I
trust that there is a reason. Cause if there
is a reason for love, there is a reason for life
beyond it. To get up in the morning only to
know that you'll have to face another obstacle
takes strength. To smile when the only thing
you can do is cry takes bravery.To act happy
& laugh when you know thattimes are at their
worst takes courage. To be joyful when the
only good news is the best of the bad news
takes support. To be there & help others
through the roughest times in life takes love..
Ever notice how different boys all seem to say
the same things. I know no two people are similar
but I am learning that it's all just the same
I want to move you, spark a deep desire
to always play, create understanding that
happiness is your own battlefield, cause
baby we can play hide-n-seek with the fireflies
and listen to the wisdom painted in the sky.
I want to know you like she did, I want let in
farther than she could ever get, I want to prove
to you that I can love you better and keep your
heart next to mine. I think they could mend
She was a girl who knew how to be happy even
when she was sad. And that’s important—you know.
— Marilyn Monroe
I laughed and said, “Life is easy.” What I meant
was, Life is easy with you here, and when you
leave, it will be hard again.
It takes backbone to
live the life you want.
It is strange to think, I haven’t seen you since a
month. I have seen the new moon, but not you.
I have seen sunsets and sunrises, but nothing
of your beautiful face. The pieces of my broken
heart are so small that they could be passed
through the eye of a needle. I miss you like the
sun misses the flower; like the sun misses the
flower in the depths of winter. — A Knight’s Tale
Seek not to change the world, but choose
to change your mind about the world.
The only way of knowing a person
is to love them without hope.
I know the shape of your hands because I
watch them when you talk & I know the
shape of your body 'cause I watch it when you walk
& I want to know it all but I'm giving you the lead
Don't second guess your feelings,
you were right from the start
Time changes everything. That’s what people say.
It’s not true. Doing things changes things.
Not doing things leaves them exactly as they were.
You cannot go back in time, even if you wish
it with every fiber of your being, your heart
& soul, even if you think about it every day.
Trust me. I know.
It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder
to remembre sweetness. We have no scar to
show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
oh that face, baby it never leaves my
thoughts, no matter what my day brings
We will have to repent in this generation not
merely for the hateful words and actions of the
bad people but for the appalling silence of the
good people. — Martin Luther King Jr
We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust
someone — but paradoxically, if we cannot
trust, neither can we find love or joy.
If you don’t fall in love, you can’t get hurt...
but it sure is lonely all by yourself.
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.
let me show you what it's like to hold my hand,
how it feels when we kiss, what you see when we
gaze into each others eyes; babydoll just let meCurrent Book: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
Current Music: JayMay. Tristian Prettyman. Anya Marina
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Home is where you love, where your feet may leave,
but your heart will always be.
now I would be foolish to let you get away
just stay with me for a while
maybe this life is just about love and tenderness
if all we are are shooting stars
maybe we, we can fight
all of this pain and loneliness if
all we are are shooting stars
to think that someone built these roads
cutting mountains and crossing
rivers, connecting things that aren't
supposed to be connected.
What if I said I wanted you back, and
that it would be different? What would
you say? What if I said that I knew
we could be right this time around?
Would you take me back today?
I'll screw up, I'll push you away if we're getting too close.
I won't trust you until you've proven yourself. I won't
cry over the stupid things. I'll laugh until I cry.
I'll be anything but you, and always me.
and in the end, i'll end up smiling
pretending i dont care, but baby
i've never cared this much before
One night I fell asleep and woke up on that sunny street
At first I thought I couldn't but now I see
That the shadows kept me hidden
From the light that calls my name
All the creatures stood above me
Now I'm crawling towards the sun
you always make me feel like july
and I wonder why sometimes
"It's times like these that make me say,
Lord if you see me please come my way.
Leavin bread crumbs for when I stray
Rely on sacrifice and the price you paid
Feel me like a fingertip
Sometimes I fall I slip
Got a heartfelt desire be more like you
Trying not to quench your fire by the things that i do."
and you know what,
maybe your right, maybe im not good enough
and maybe i never will be.
but i refuse to let that stop me anymore,
and prevent me from loving you
because to me, that just doesnt seem good enough
Optimistic people are here to keep the
pessimistic from wallowing in misery.
Pessimistic people are here to remind
the optimistic of a little fact called reality.
"i've always liked the time before
dawn because there is no one around
to remind me who i am supposed to be.
so it is easier to remember who i am"
it's just how she lives.
loving all the wrong people, and wishing all the wrong things.
tear-stained cheeks are her style, and a broken heart worn on her sleeve is nothing new.
everyone knows she's tired of not being able to breathe.
her big fake smiles and her false laughs, but she feels almost perfect.
she's not super model material. she doesn't have any great talents.
but she loves another with everything she's got.
she's trying to figure out who she is, and she's beginning to love herself.
what a lovely girl.
You know that place between
sleep and awake, the place where
you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always love you,
that's where I'll be waiting.
i am alive in the summer breeze
directed by the whispers through the apple trees
And sing all the songs I know that lead me to you
Trust me, I know how it feels.
I know exactly how it feels to cry
in the shower so no one can hear you.
I know what it's like to wait for everyone
to be asleep so you can fall apart,
for everything to hurt so bad you
just want it all to end.
I know exactly how it feels.
even the best fall down sometimes,
even the wrong words seem to ryhme,
out of the dark that fills your mind
you'll finally find, you and i,
don't become what
for the first time in my life, I feel like I'm
doing something right because when I look
at him, its there. In everything he does to me,
its there. I don't know what it is, but I know
that it is there, and it's never going to leave
just promise me. that's all i want.
just a promise that you'll never forget me.
tell me i changed you somehow,
let me know i had an impact on your life.
promise me you'll always remember me,
it's hard enough watching you walk away,
but i don't want to walk the other way
knowing i meant nothing to you.
it's not about what happened in the past, or what you think might
happen in the future. It's about the ride, for goodness sake.
there is no point in going through all this crap,
if you are not going to enjoy the ride, and you know what,
when you least expect it something great might come along.
something better then you ever planned for.
It's the people who hug you and never want to let go,
the people who you haven't seen for months, but nothing has changed at all.
The people who give to you more than you give to them,
the people that truly understand who you are.
The people who you cry about, The people who you live for,
and the people in your photographs that have light genuinely
shining through their eyes and their smile,
the people that take your breath away.
it's like you sort of want time to pass by quickly.
and when you stare at that minute, your waiting for it to change,
and it just manages to stay there frozen. and you take your eyes off it,
hoping it will change again. once your eyes go back on the minute,
its still the same. and you wonder why time seems to go by so slowly.
especially when you miss talking to someone.
The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones
who don't care deeply about anything at all.
Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand and without them,
happiness is only temporary because there's nothing to make it last.
I love to hear people talk about what they're most passionate about,
because that's when you see the person at their best
we picked up little tihngs from each other,
random phrases, nicknames and stupid habits.
you have to admit, we changed each other.
somewhere between laughing for no reason
making fun of each other, and calling each other names,
i fell for you.
i've been hurt before too you know.
you're not the only one who's
been through pain.
we haven't been together for a long time.
but that doesn't mean that i don't know
what i'm feeling is real.
i've been waiting for so long
for someone who could make all my wildest
dreams come true.
and now your here.
and to think that if i had listened to them,
i wouldn't be lying here next to you...
i've decided never to listen to anything
but my heart from now on.
you are, in a word, irresistable.
i'm on fire and now i think i'm ready to bust a move.
check it out i'm rocking steady.
to the beat in my head it goes oh-oh-oh.
i know that he's the only one.
i'd rather waste our time together.
yeah, cause we can get down.
and maybe, there really are days that offer answers.
maybe, in the midst of searching for what we want to find,
we discover something else.
without going down in life you can't go up.
without the rain, you can't have the sunshine.
without pain, you wouldn't have happiness.
it's the good and the bad that make life, life.
i liked it when my fingers were entangled in yours
& my head was on your chest, listening to your heartbeat.
it made me feel safe, like at that moment,
nothing bad could touch me.
laugh until your body's aching, cry until your
hands are shaking. and love until your heart is breaking.
the happiest of people dont necessarily
have the best of everything. they just make
the most of everything that comes their way.
i was outside, barefoot.
the only thing i could feel was my heart beating,
and the rain pouring down on me.
all i ever think about is you.
Just because we're separated by miles
Doesn't mean your not the one that makes me smile
It doesn't mean we can't be together
because you'll be in my heart forever
I'm so scared of everything. I'm scared of how things will turn out when I'm gone. We may say our friendship will last forever. & I do believe our friendship is strong & will never fail cus neither one of us will allow it to, but we have no control over the distance that stands between us. It scares me knowing that you are going to be laughing & smiling with someone else other than me. & what scares me the most is that someone is going to take my space as your best friend. I can't bare the thought that when I'm sad & crying, someone else is going to be here wiping my tears from my face. I know a time is going to come soon when we have to part, but I ask myself why can't it be later & not now. Our lives are going to change once we part, & I fear that so much.
love is not a maybe thing.
you know when you love someone
- the hills
how do you leave the past behind
when it keeps finding ways to get to your heart?
Sit & stare at the tv- it won't get me to you. Wait for
you to get on, but you never do. Try to get the courage
to e-mail you, I can't. What else is there to try to get
through to you? Every day, every week, Monday to
Sunday- I'd set aside my homework, cancel any other
plans, delay all my other activites, & just sit there; staring
at the computer screen, waiting for you to sign on. Now
I don't know what I'm more fustrated at- the fact that
you never did sign on long enough to chat, or the fact
that i wasted ALL MY TiME waiting for you...
it`s not that i`m mad at youu
I just wished and hoped so hard
that youu could be the one thing
I could truly count on, so now,
i`m takin my time & i`m gonna be fine
as soon as I get your pictures outta my mind
i hate the fact that you know
i would take you back
in a heartbeat
I`m sitting here trying my hardest
not to look your way. Not really cause
I don`t want to see you, I just know that
when I look up, you won`t be looking back.
t's amazing how one day
someone walks into your life
then the next day,
you wonder how you ever lived without them
The reason most people fail instead of succeed if
because they trade in what they want most for
what they want at the moment.
"Because sometimes you have to step outside the person you've been and remember the person you were meant to be. The person you wanted to be. The person you are."
sometimes you have to be
a bitch to get things done.
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