“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
there was nothing you could do to make it happen. Whatever you did for them, whatever you gave them, whatever you let them take, it could never be enough. Never enough to be sure. Never enough to satisfy them. Never enough to stop them walking away.
Never enough to make them...
"At this moment, there are 6 billion, 4 hundred, 71 million, 8 hundred, 18 thousand, 6 hundred, 71 people in the world. Some are running scared.. some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day.. others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men at war...
that which walks the night. And I am that which walks the night. But only evil need fear me... and gentle souls sleep safe in their beds... because I walk the night."
LCOL Dave Grossman, US Army (ret)
that cling to our bodies
and forget the paths
that take us always
to the same places.
It’s a time of change,
a time of crossing,
and if we cannot,
if we dare not… well, then
we will forever sit
at the margins of lives.
By Howard Schnauber
I am the Flag of the United States of America
My name is Old Glory
I fly atop the world’s tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America’s Halls of Justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in...
If someone wants to be a part of your life, they'll make, an effort to be in it. So don't bother reserving a space in your heart for someone who doesn't make an effort to stay.
True. Reading through quotes and this hit me. It stands in any relationship. Friends, family..etc.
48 or 65, you will stumble upon someone who will start a fire in you that will not die.
However, the saddest most awful truth you will ever come to find--
Is that they are not always with whom we will spend our lives.
It is so much harder to let go of what could have been than it is to let go of something that has run its course. It is never easy to turn our back on our dreams, on so many possibilities and to let go of all the unanswered questions. But as hard as it is, eventually we do have...
yet never lose their warmth."
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the freedom that comes with aging.
Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play on the computer until 4 AM, or sleep until ? I will dance with myself to...
as warriors. The warrior is not someone who fights, because no one has the right to take another life. The warrior is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. His task is to take care of the elderly, the defenseless, those who can not provide for themselves, and above...
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent...
You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you've known the person forever..........connections are made with the...
that comes into your life peacefully. It is someone who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality, somebody that marks a before and after in your life. It is not the human being everyone has idealized, but an ordinary person, who manages to revolutionize your...
There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are the messengers of overwhelming grief,
of deep contrition,
and of unspeakable love.