"sacrifice is a part of life. its supposed to be. its not something to regret its something to aspire to."
"you have peace when you make it with yourself"
"he enjoyed doing things the 'sophisticated people' would never do"
"he sat down in his life and there he remained"
[this quote hit me hard. i feel like i have been 'sitting down' a lot lately. i am losing site of my goals and what i want to do w my life. wanting to go places, wanting to be in a constant state of learning. i have been far too comfortable. i have been far too selfish and it has been far from beneficial. my eternal perspective is dwindling. and my attempts at grasping the temporary pleasures of this world have been futile.]
"we move through places every day that would never have been if not for those who came before us. we often think they began w our arrival. thats not true."
"silence was his escape, but silence is rarely a refuge. his thoughts still haunted him"
"holding anger is a poison. it eats you from inside. we think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. but hatred is a curved blade. and the harm we do, we do to ourselves"
"memory . memory becomes your partner. you nurture it. you hold it. you dance w it"
"its never hard to act ordinary if you feel ordinary"
[ordinary is the last thing i want to be and i know i am far from it. when i start believing that i am is when i know i need to pull away.]
"the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one"
"everyone is in your life for a reason. you may not have known the reason at the time"
"there are no random acts. we are all connected. you can no more seperate one life from another than you can seperate a breeze from the wind"
"fairness does not govern life and death"
"nothing is random. there is a balance to it all. one withers, another grows. birth and death are part of a whole"
"strangers are just family you have yet to come to know"
"no life is a waste. the only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone."
[life is amazing and ive been through so much this year. many emotions. new and old. i have learned how to live in the now. in the moment. i have learned true friendship. i have learned what i want to be and what i dont want to be, and i am moving forward. i will no longer allow myself to be held down. be kept in a box of speculation or pettyness. each day is new and i am free as the sea. we choose our path. we create our destiny and it should be effortless. live to love and love to live. with out regret we press on.]
:five people you meet in heaven: