A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore. Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean.
Some crawl up your as...
Some snap under pressure
Some don't have the strength to hold you up
Some get a little twisted
Some support you
Some are your favorite
Some are cheap and get bent out of shape
And some actually cover your as.. when you need them
and selfless thing one can offer another human being. It can be as fragile and needy as a newly born infant, or as solid and self-supporting as a granite pillar, yet it is the hands of the recipient that determines its ultimate fate.”
― Mark W Boyer
but I recently watched Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture", and I found some true gems to live by.
"The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something."
I think the next one is especially important for a...
I won’t kiss your best friend or break your heart.
I won’t make you choose between what you love to do & me.
I’m not cold. I’m not reckless.
I’m the girl your father mentions when your mom’s not around.
I’m the girl that gets away.
I will love you more than...
She's the girl that believes that what comes around goes around. The one that hopes for a better day. The one that won't give up on you. She's the girl thats unlike the rest. The one that spent her days smiling, and her nights crying. She's the girl that would love to be loved...
I'm proud of my heart.
It's been played, stabbed, cheated, burned and broken,
but somehow it still works.
There is nothing more beautiful than a person whose heart has been torn apart, but still believes in the beauty of love.
“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.”
― Harun Yahya
This quote just hits home, and I...I cannot even answer it.
After 9/11 when the country was gearing up for war I was in a shop and found a bumper sticker with a quote by Ghandi:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"
I bought the bumper sticker & it is on my rear bumper to this day.
Somehow the words feel heavier and the phrases deeper, and all of a sudden the room is no longer just in darkness but quietly lit with the light of their soul. You can see it bare. Without its shell. Defenseless.
There’s too much truth the light hides.”
this in a private message to me. I believe she has posted it elsewhere in one of her own stories, but I simply had to share it here, too. If you see this, please know I found it extremely profound and have read and reread it so many times I've nearly committed it to memory...
"You know what's really powerfully sexy? A sense of humor. A taste for adventure. A healthy glow. Hips to grab on to. Openness. Confidence. Humility. Appetite. Intuition... Smart-*** comebacks. Presence. A quick wit. Dirty jokes told by an innocent looking lady...
A woman who...
"Remember today, for it is the beginning. Today marks the start of a brave new future."
I found this article and wanted to share. I printed this out and have it by my computer so I can see it everyday. New thoughts for the new year.
Start spending time with the right people...
who exhibit the most kindness have experienced a lot of pain. The ones who act like they don't need love are the ones who need it more. The one's who take care of everyone else,need care the most. And the people who smile may be the ones who cry when nobody is around."