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Dare to be

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Dare to be

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

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“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.
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Alive inside

A film by Michael Rossato-Bennett. More at AliveInsideMovie.com.

Video from KarmaTube

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.

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Why are you so scared?

“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.

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A Mighty Oak

A Mighty Oak

A mighty wind blew night and day
It blew the Oak trees leaves away
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark
Until the Oak was tired and stark.

But still the Oak tree held its ground
While other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke
“How can you still be standing Oak?”

The Oak tree said, “I know that you
Can break every branch of mine in two,
Carry every leaf away,
Shake my limbs until they sway.

But I have roots stretched in the Earth
Growing stronger since my birth.
You’ll never touch them, for you see
They are the deepest part of me.

Until today I wasn’t sure
Of just how much I could endure.
But now I’ve found, with thanks to you,
I’m stronger than I ever knew.”

Anonymous

The above poem was submitted through the Unwind Your Mind Facebook page by Pearl Gibson. It really is beautiful.

I hope you enjoyed it.