1) What other people think of you is none of your business.
2) No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
3) Make peace with your past, so it won’t disturb the present.
4) Time heals almost everything… so give it time.
5) Stop thinking too much, it is quite alright not to know the answers.
6) Don’t compare your life with others and don’t judge them. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
7) Smile… you don’t own all the turmoil in the world.
8) Don’t give power to people who do nothing for you and suck the life out of you.
9) One must take ownership of themselves… let no one control you.
10) Try to remember that the people who are trying to bring you down to their level, must simply be ignored.
I asked for strength
God gave me difficulties to make me strong…
I asked for wisdom
God gave me problems to solve…
I asked for prosperity
God gave me brawn and brains to work…
I asked for courage
God gave me dangers to overcome…
I asked for patience
God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait…
I asked for love
God gave me troubled people to help…
I asked for favors
God gave me opportunities…
I asked for everything so I could enjoy life…
Instead, He gave me life so I could enjoy everything…
I received nothing I wanted, I received everything I needed…
It was cloudy and cool afternoon,
Tremble begin to frighten us soon.
The ground we were in begin to shake,
Terrible all around we scream earthquake!
Power underneath the earth waited till date,
Striking tectonic plates released seven point eight.
Dancing birds begin terrifying flight,
People begin praying holding hands tight.
Buildings and trees begin to swing,
We were on the ground like a bird with broken wing.
It was panic, it was wild,
Some begin to cry like a child.
Sixty seconds of god’s fate,
Roving mind and the motion abate.
Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are.
The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon.
You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.
― Bob Marley
“If you follow the crowd, you will likely get no further than the crowd. If you walk alone, you’re likely to end up in places no one has ever been before. Being an achiever is not without its difficulties, for peculiarity breeds contempt.
The unfortunate thing about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize you were right, they’ll simply say it was obvious to everyone all along.
You have two choices in life. You can dissolve into the mainstream, or you can choose to become an achiever and be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different. To be different, you must strive to be what no else but you can be.”