Have the courage to say no.
Have the courage to face the truth.
Do the right thing because it is right.
These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
"I'm thinking that sometimes you just have to make the decision to be happy. Just realize that things aren't ever what you hoped they'd be. Not ever. For anybody. The only thing that separates one kind of person from another is that there are some who stay angry about it and there are some who accept what comes their way."
"Nothing can take away what's happened to you and what you've experienced.
Even if it goes away somehow, it's still there.
It's still what you are."
"It's never too late to become what you might have been."
I know that this isn’t what you always planned, but maybe that’s the point. You need to stop planning your life and I promise you something good, maybe even beautiful will happen.
I want people to feel an immediate happiness and cheerfulness when they are around me. To make a difference in someone’s life. I want to make an impression in someone’s life, so that even though I may be delicate and fragile, my footprints are permanent within the hearts of the ones I've touched.
“There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world;
there is only the comparison of one state with another.
Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live….
the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words:
Wait and Hope.”
-The Count of Monte Cristo
"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are deeply uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." -m. scott peck
Sometimes, you just feel everything and nothing at once. Sometimes, you find yourself smiling, while missing someone at the same time. You can absolutely love someone, and all the while be trying to hate them. Life comes without guarantees, except that smiling will brighten your face, laughing will enhance your eyes, and falling in love will change your life.
We're just afraid, period. Our fear is free floating.
We're afraid this isn't the right relationship, or we're afraid it is.
We're afraid they won't like us, or we're afraid they will.
We're afraid of failure or we're afraid of success.
We're afraid of dying young or growing old.
We're more afraid of life than we are death.
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Let go of what kills you and hold on to what keeps you breathing.