“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too.
And babe, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soul mate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can
At all times, Dare to be!
- Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
|—Steve Jobs-||Think Different.|
I recently watched this video and it made me smile. In fact weeks later I am still thinking about it. I can’t really describe what I feel after watching the video-all I can say is that you MUST watch it.
The biggest thing I have taken away from it, is that we should never judge a book by its cover. Just because someone cannot communicate or express themselves in the traditional ways- does not mean that they don’t feel hurt or pain, just like we do.
I would love you to comment below and let me know what you thought of the video.
“Look at you. You’re young and you’re scared. Why are you so scared? Stop being paralyzed. Stop swallowing your words. Stop caring what other people think. Wear what you want. Say what you want. Listen to the music you like. Play it loud as fuck and dance to it. Go out for a drive at midnight and forget that you have school the next day. Stop waiting for Friday. Live now. Do it now. Take risks. Tell secrets. This life is yours.
I came across the above on Tumblr, I’m not sure who had posted it or who owns the quote. (I apologise for not crediting it.)
I love it, and I wish I had seen this a few years ago. During my late teens and early twenties I spent so much time worrying. Some days I wish I could go back and relive those years just so I could enjoy them more.
Depression and an eating disorder meant those years were extremely difficult, and although they were difficult I guess they have made me who I am- so I’m glad I experienced them. The only regret is that I spent those years looking to the future. In fact I spent the whole time looking to the future or worrying about the past, that I forgot to enjoy the present.
Mindfulness has taught me that I need to live in the present and my only regret is that I wasn’t introduced to it sooner. Don’t make the same mistake that I did. Live for the present.