The essence of life is not being perfect, impressing people, or succeeding at everything. The essence of life is simply making mistakes and learning from them, surrounding yourself with people that love you when you’re being yourself, and getting through the failures so that you can continue improving.
If we cannot seek the common good over the individual good there is no hope for the world. But if we can, then all of this mess can change.
If you have to keep a secret it’s because you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.
One Day by David Nicholls
I thought again how you could never really know what you were seeing with just a glance, in motion, passing by. Good or bad, right or wrong. There was always so much more.
Just Listen by Sara Dessen
People were created to be loved; things were created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.
One of the most satisfying experiences I know- is just fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset… I don’t find myself saying, Soften the orange a little on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple in the cloud color … I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds. It is this receptive, open attitude which is necessary to truly perceive something as it is.
As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.
Sometimes the worst thing that happens to you, the thing you think you can’t survive…it’s the thing that makes you better than you used to be.
Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.
Norman Vincent Peale
We teach people how to treat us. If you don’t settle for anything less than respect, that’s what you’ll get. But if you let the douchebags walk all over you and treat you like you’re disposable, then that’s what you’ll always get.
Play With Me by Kristen Proby
Sometimes you gotta do what’s right for you and forget about everybody else. All that matters is what you want. What you need.
Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally
It’s not that I am above feeling hatred. It’s that I make the choice whether to yield to it or not. Hatred keeps a person with you, and the last thing I want with me in my thoughts is someone who doesn’t deserve to be there.
Donna Lynn Hope
My internet keeps going down. I think my neighbor forgot to pay the bill, how irresponsible.
A song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in you or the world, that one song stays the same, just like that moment. Which is pretty amazing, when you actually think about it.
Just Listen by Sara Dessen
Life may not always be as good as it should be, but it’s never as bad as it could be.