Sunday, May 8, 2011


"I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You’ve got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You’ve got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it. So don’t give up your dreams." - Barry Manilow
It's time to stop being scared and to actually start living. To start seeing things, not just as they are...but how much they are worth. To look out at this world and see all the absolute beauty in it. It's sad how it takes us a loss, or an extreme heartache to have us realize how good we 'once' had it. HAVE IT. How good we actually have it. Stop, and consider your life. You are fortunate. If we were to wear all our problems on a t-shirt...after you see what others might be dealing with, you'll probably realize you have it pretty darn good. So be thankful, for all the life, your health, the love and the beauty you have in this world.

Stop making excuses, stop waiting. You need to dream big, challenge yourself and go after what you want. Even if it's the most extreme of  dreams, and seems next to impossible to come true, go after it. Set your goals high and have faith in who you are and what you can achieve. Nobody is going to do it for you, they aren't going to push you. You can't always rely on someone else's confidence and what someone else might think of you. It comes down to what YOU think of you.
It's tough - this thing called life. I get it. We seem to have more bad days than good. We seem to be let down by others more than we are surprised by them. But we can't give up. There is happiness and love, and light at the end of it all. The tough times will pass and things will get better. They WILL get better, life goes on. You need to have faith, faith in yourself. Nobody is going to do it for you, you need to believe in yourself.

You don't want to regret things in your life. You don't want to let things hold you back - don't let anything or anyone control you. At the end of your life, when everything comes together, you'll be more disappointed by the things you didn't do or didn't say than the things you actually did. Regret - it doesn't have to be something we focus on and dwell in...regret is just an experience, and when bad things happen to us we learn, we grow from it. Everything has a reason and with everything comes a lesson. Learn from it, experience is necessary to understanding, understanding about our life, our world and others. We need heartache and pain to appreciate the good. To make us realize what we have and how fortunate we are to have it. Don't wait for something bad to happen for you to realize all the wonders you have in your life. They are endless.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

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