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Archive for May, 2016

  • May 31, 2016
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    When it’s over, leave. Don’t continue watering a dead flower.

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    Lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now I’m losing everyone trying to find myself.

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    It’s crazy how you can go months or years without talking to someone but they still cross your mind everyday.

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    Those Top 37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old.

    1. Not traveling when you had the chance.

    Traveling becomes infinitely harder the older you get, especially if you have a family and need to pay the way for three-plus people instead of just yourself.

    2. Not learning another language.

    You’ll kick yourself when you realize you took three years of language in high school and remember none of it.

    3. Staying in a bad relationship.

    No one who ever gets out of a bad relationship looks back without wishing they made the move sooner.

    4. Forgoing sunscreen.

    Wrinkles, moles, and skin cancer can largely be avoided if you protect yourself.

    5. Missing the chance to see your favorite musicians.

    “Nah, dude, I’ll catch Nirvana next time they come through town.” Facepalm.

    6. Being scared to do things.

    Looking back you’ll think, What was I so afraid of?

    7. Failing to make physical fitness a priority.

    Too many of us spend the physical peak of our lives on the couch. When you hit 40, 50, 60, and beyond, you’ll dream of what you could have done.

    8. Letting yourself be defined by gender roles.

    Few things are as sad as an old person saying, “Well, it just wasn’t done back then.”

    9. Not quitting a terrible job.

    Look, you gotta pay the bills. But if you don’t make a plan to improve your situation, you might wake up one day having spent 40 years in hell.

    10. Not trying harder in school.

    It’s not just that your grades play a role in determining where you end up in life. Eventually you’ll realize how neat it was to get to spend all day learning, and wish you’d paid more attention.

    11. Not realizing how beautiful you were.

    Too many of us spend our youth unhappy with the way we look, but the reality is, that’s when we’re our most beautiful.

    12. Being afraid to say “I love you.”

    When you’re old, you won’t care if your love wasn’t returned — only that you made it known how you felt.

    13. Not listening to your parents’ advice.

    You don’t want to hear it when you’re young, but the infuriating truth is that most of what your parents say about life is true.

    14. Spending your youth self-absorbed.

    You’ll be embarrassed about it, frankly.

    15. Caring too much about what other people think.

    In 20 years you won’t give a darn about any of those people you once worried so much about.

    16. Supporting others’ dreams over your own.

    Supporting others is a beautiful thing, but not when it means you never get to shine.

    17. Not moving on fast enough.

    Old people look back at the long periods spent picking themselves off the ground as nothing but wasted time.

    18. Holding grudges, especially with those you love.

    What’s the point of re-living the anger over and over?

    19. Not standing up for yourself.

    Old people don’t take sh*t from anyone. Neither should you.

    20. Not volunteering enough.

    OK, so you probably won’t regret not volunteering Hunger Games style, but nearing the end of one’s life without having helped to make the world a better place is a great source of sadness for many.

    21. Neglecting your teeth.

    Neglecting your teeth.

    Brush. Floss. Get regular checkups. It will all seem so maddeningly easy when you have dentures.

    22. Missing the chance to ask your grandparents questions before they die.

    Most of us realize too late what an awesome resource grandparents are. They can explain everything you’ll ever wonder about where you came from, but only if you ask them in time.

    23. Working too much.

    No one looks back from their deathbed and wishes they spent more time at the office, but they do wish they spent more time with family, friends, and hobbies.

    24. Not learning how to cook one awesome meal.

    Knowing one drool-worthy meal will make all those dinner parties and celebrations that much more special.

    25. Not stopping enough to appreciate the moment.

    Young people are constantly on the go, but stopping to take it all in now and again is a good thing.

    26. Failing to finish what you start.

    Failing to finish what you start.

    “I had big dreams of becoming a nurse. I even signed up for the classes, but then…”

    27. Never mastering one awesome party trick.

    You will go to hundreds, if not thousands, of parties in your life. Wouldn’t it be cool to be the life of them all?

    28. Letting yourself be defined by cultural expectations.

    Letting yourself be defined by cultural expectations.

    Don’t let them tell you, “We don’t do that.”

    29. Refusing to let friendships run their course.

    People grow apart. Clinging to what was, instead of acknowledging that things have changed, can be a source of ongoing agitation and sadness.

    30. Not playing with your kids enough.

    When you’re old, you’ll realize your kid went from wanting to play with you to wanting you out of their room in the blink of an eye.

    31. Never taking a big risk (especially in love).

    Knowing that you took a leap of faith at least once — even if you fell flat on your face — will be a great comfort when you’re old.

    32. Not taking the time to develop contacts and network.

    Networking may seem like a bunch of crap when you’re young, but later on it becomes clear that it’s how so many jobs are won.

    33. Worrying too much.

    As Tom Petty sang, “Most things I worry about never happen anyway.”

    34. Getting caught up in needless drama.

    Who needs it?

    35. Not spending enough time with loved ones.

    Not spending enough time with loved ones.

    Our time with our loved ones is finite. Make it count.

    36. Never performing in front of others.

    This isn’t a regret for everyone, but many elderly people wish they knew — just once — what it was like to stand in front of a crowd and show off their talents.

    37. Not being grateful sooner.

     

    It can be hard to see in the beginning, but eventually it becomes clear that every moment on this earth — from the mundane to the amazing — is a gift that we’re all so incredibly lucky to share.

     

     

     

  • May 31, 2016
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    We should always love our parents. Sometimes we are busy growing up and we often forget they’re also growing old.

    Image source Caras-Ionut

  • May 31, 2016
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    True love knows no distance, beauty face and body size, it’s all about what you feel inside your heart and accept someone for who they are.

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    “Fall in love with someone who wants you, who waits for you, who understands you. Someone who helps you, and guides you, someone who is your support, your hope. Fall in love with someone who talks with you after a fight. Fall in love with someone who misses you and wants to be with you. Do not fall in love only with a body or with a face; or with the idea of being in love”

    ~Unknown

  • May 30, 2016
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    If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all — give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough.”
    ― Daniell Koepke

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    Wait for the person who pursues you, the one who will make an ordinary moment seem magical, the kind of person who brings out the best in you and makes you want to be a better person; the only person who will drop everything to be with you at any time no matter what the circumstances, for the person who makes you smile like no one else ever has. Wait for the person who wants to show you off to the world because they are so proud of you. And most of all, wait for the person who will make you a priority, because that’s where you belong.

    ~Unknown

  • May 30, 2016
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    Be careful who you trust and tell your problems to. Not everyone who smiles at you is your friend.

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    “I love you” means that I accept you for the person that you are, and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times. It means loving you even when you’re in a bad mood, or too tired to do the things I want to do. It means loving you when you’re down, not just when you’re fun to be with. “I love you” means that I know your deepest secrets and do not judge you for them, asking in return that you do not judge me for mine. It means that I care enough to fight for what we have and that I love you enough not to let go. It means thinking of you, dreaming of you, wanting and needing you constantly, and hoping you feel the same way for me. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer

  • May 30, 2016
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    Don’t take people for granted. No matter how much they love you, people get tired eventually. We are all given chances, but you never know when the last chance may be.

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    Never get too attached to anyone unless they also feel the same towards you, because one sided expectations can mentally destroy you.

  • May 30, 2016
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    If someone can fall asleep knowing you’re crying, knowing you’re hurting, or knowing you didn’t get home safe, they dont truly care for you.

  • May 29, 2016
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    If your absence doesn’t affect them, your presence never mattered.

  • May 29, 2016
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    When love is real, it doesn’t lie, cheat, pretend, hurt you or make you feel unwanted.

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    When someone treats you like you’re just one of many options, help them narrow their choice by removing yourself from the equation. Sometimes you have to try not to care, no matter how much you do. Because sometimes you can mean almost nothing to someone who means so much to you. It’s not pride – it’s self-respect. Don’t expect to see positive changes in your life if you surround yourself with negative people. Don’t give part-time people a full-time position in your life. Know your value and what you have to offer, and never settle for anything less than what you deserve.
    — Unknown

  • May 29, 2016
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    People usually change for two reasons. It’s either they have learned a lot, or they have been hurt a lot.

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    Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, forever to repair. So think twice about trusting a person
    who has let you down more than twice. Once was a warning, twice was a lesson and anything more
    is taking advantage.

  • May 29, 2016
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    “It’s easy to take off your clothes and have sex. People do it all the time. But opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit, thoughts, fears, future, hopes, dreams… that is being naked.”
    ― Rob Bell

  • May 28, 2016
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    Find someone who loves you well. Someone who never belittles you. Even in the heat of an argument. Someone who is gentle with you, but does not treat you like you are fragile. Someone who knows what you are capable of, and celebrates those pieces of you. Not someone who is intimidated by your strength. Someone who can call you out for being a brat, but doesn’t make you feel guilty for being flawed. It is not love’s job to punish you. And remember the person you love is just as broken as you are when they fall short. No one is perfect – do not hold them to this standard. Find someone who is patient, forgiving, and apologetic. Someone who practices forgiveness freely and often. Love someone who is humble, kind, and empathetic. Not only with you, but with a beggar on the street, or a stranger in the supermarket. Common courtesy is important. Compassion is important. Kindness is important.

  • May 28, 2016
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    You deserve someone who hugs you until you forget what makes you sad.

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    Do not confuse my bad days as a sign of weakness. Those are actually the days I am fighting my hardest.

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    As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.
    ~Unknown

  • May 28, 2016
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    Only trust someone who can see these three things in you: The sorrow behind your smile, the love behind your anger, and the reason behind your silence.

  • May 28, 2016
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    Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.

  • May 28, 2016
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    When someone special enters your life unexpectedly, don’t let them go, because they were probably brought into your life for a reason.

  • May 27, 2016
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    I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what degrades me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal.

    ~Jose Micard Teixeira

  • May 27, 2016
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    “There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won’t anymore, And who always will. So, don’t worry about people from your past. There’s a reason why they didn’t make it to your future.”
    ― Adam Lindsay Gordon

  • May 27, 2016
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    The only things you can take with you when you leave this world are the things you’ve packed inside your heart. -Susan Gale

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    I think a lot of people don’t understand what real romance is. Anyone can buy flowers, candy and jewelry. The truly romantic things in life are those little things you do every day to show you care, and that you’re thinking of them. It’s going out of your way to make them happy. The way you hold her hand when you know she’s scared, or you save the last piece of cake for him. The random text or call in the middle of the day, just to say “I love you” or “I miss you”. The way he stops to kiss you when he passes by. It’s dedicating her favorite song to her, and letting her eat your fries; telling her she’s beautiful. It’s putting your favorite show on pause so she can tell you about her day, and laughing at his jokes, even the really lame ones. It’s slow dancing in the kitchen and kissing in the rain. Romance isn’t about buying, it’s about giving. True romance is in gestures.

    ~Unknown

  • May 27, 2016
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    “I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to respect my feelings, even if I respect theirs. Being a good person doesn’t guarantee that others will be good people, too. You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person. As for others, you can only choose to accept them or walk away.” ~Unknown

  • May 27, 2016
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    She’s the woman who believes that what comes around goes around. The one who hopes for a better day. The one who won’t give up on you. She’s the woman who’s unlike the rest. The one who spent her days smiling, and her nights crying. She’s the woman who would love to be loved. The one who looks so damn strong, but sometimes feels so weak. She’s the woman who picks herself up every time she falls.

    ~Unknown

  • May 26, 2016
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    The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it is not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person – without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other. ~ Osho

  • May 26, 2016
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    When you have fought so hard to get back on your feet, don’t EVER go back to the people who knocked you down. ~ Steven Aitchison.

  • May 26, 2016
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    I am secure in who I am. I don’t need the validation of those that would say, you have to be a certain way in order to be accepted. I’m comfortable going against the grain. I’m walking my path and I will always walk in the direction my heart tells me to go, even if I must walk alone.

  • May 26, 2016
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    There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.

  • May 26, 2016
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    “Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However, the moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they will end the friendship. They live with guilt and constant pain over unresolved situations and misunderstandings. They are tortured souls that are not able to live with hatred or being hated. This type of person needs the most love anyone can give them because their soul has been constantly bruised by others. However, despite the tragedy of what they have to go through in life, they remain the most compassionate people worth knowing and the ones that often become activists for the broken-hearted, forgotten and the misunderstood. They are angels with broken wings that only fly when loved.” ― Shannon L. Alder

  • May 26, 2016
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    The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. Because when you give your time. You are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.

  • May 26, 2016
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    One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul. – Brigitte Nicole.

  • May 25, 2016
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    It’s really scary when you get attached to someone.You spend time with them, you get to know them. You find yourself knowing their favorite color, food, movie, song. You discover their flaws and their talents. And as time goes on, you learn more and more, absorbing every second of detail without even realizing it. Then one day, you wake up and realize how much this person actually means to you, and you love them for every strength and weakness. They make you feel warm and secure, but most of all, they bring you happiness. And to bring happiness to someone in such a way is a strong and powerful thing. It could break a person completely. Some say those who fall in love are young and dumb. I say they show an incredible amount of bravery. It takes courage to trust somebody with your entire heart.
    ~ Author Unknown

  • May 25, 2016
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    We all have times when life feels hard; when we’re frustrated and tired and just want to hide away. If that’s you right now, don’t worry – every caterpillar has to rest to become a butterfly and you’ll soon find your wings again. In the mean time, let your Angels wrap you in theirs. You are so loved.
    ~Anna Taylor

  • May 25, 2016
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    Starting over can be the scariest thing in the entire world, whether it’s leaving a lover, a school, a team, a friend or anything else that feels like a core part of our identity but when your gut is telling you that something here isn’t right or feels unsafe, I really want you to listen and trust in that voice.
    — Jennifer Elisabeth

  • May 25, 2016
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    “Breathe. All of the times you felt this anxious and this overwhelmed. All of the times you felt this level of pain. And remind yourself how each time, you made it through. Life has thrown so much at you, and despite how difficult things have been, you’ve survived. Breathe and trust that you can survive this too. Trust that this struggle is part of the process. And trust that as long as you don’t give up and keep pushing forward, no matter how hopeless things seem, you will make it.”
    Daniell Keopke

  • May 25, 2016
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    I love those people who can make me laugh during those moments when I feel like I can’t even smile.

  • May 25, 2016
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    “Sometimes you just have to turn the page to realize there’s more to your book of life than the page you’re stuck on. Stop being afraid to move on. Close this chapter of hurt, and never re-read it. It’s time to get what your life deserves, and move on from the things that don’t deserve you. Don’t try to fix what’s been broken in your past, let your future create something better.”
    — Trent Shelton

  • May 25, 2016
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    Welcome to the Karma Cafe. There are no menus. You will get what you deserve.

  • May 24, 2016
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    Kissing reduces anxiety and stops the noise in your mind.  It increases the levels of oxytocin an extremely calming hormone that produces a feeling of peace.

  • May 24, 2016
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    Sometimes removing some people out of your life makes room for better people.

  • May 24, 2016
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    You can’t change how people feel about you, so don’t try. Just live your life and be happy.

  • May 24, 2016
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    Grandmother says… Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee;

    “Which are you?”

    A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.
    Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word.
    In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her granddaughter, she asked, “Tell me what do you see?”
    “Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.
    She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they got soft.She then asked her to take an egg and break it.
    After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.
    Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The granddaughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma. The granddaughter then asked. “What’s the point,grandmother?”
    Her grandmother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity–boiling water–but each reacted differently.
    The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.
    The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water they had changed the water.
    “Which are you?” she asked her granddaughter.
    “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?”
    Think of this: Which am I?
    Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?
    Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff?
    Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart?
    Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.
    When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate to another level?
    ~Author Unknown
  • May 24, 2016
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    I’m a very patient person and I give plenty of second chances but I am not a saint. I have my limits.

  • May 24, 2016
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    Pay attention to your gut feelings. No matter how good something looks, if it doesn’t feel right… walk away.

  • May 24, 2016
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    Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak, & notice more than you realize. ~Brigitte Nicole

  • May 23, 2016
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    I told you I’d move on. I told you I’d let you go someday. Honestly, it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done but it was worth it. For me, for my heart. You hurt me so bad. You killed my trust, you changed me. I knew I could be strong enough to let you go. I knew it and I did it. I can’t explain how proud I am. Because I’m the only one who knows how much you hurt me. But here I am now, healing. We may love the wrong person, cry for the wrong person, but one thing is sure, mistakes will help us find the right person someday.

    ~Unknown

  • May 23, 2016
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    I basically have two moods, either lets do something spontaneous and awesome, or let’s stay lay in bed all day and forget the world exists.

  • May 23, 2016
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    You don’t have to have sex to be a cheater. Once you start hiding text messages, lying about where you’re going and who you’re with, you’re already on your way.

  • May 23, 2016
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    Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak, & notice more than you realize. ~Brigitte Nicole

  • May 23, 2016
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    The best six doctors: Sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise & diet.

  • May 23, 2016
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    Just because I don’t react, doesn’t mean I didn’t notice.

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    You’re in a relationship to be happy, to smile, to laugh and to make good memories. Not to constantly be upset, to feel hurt and to cry.

  • May 22, 2016
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    Never get too attached to anyone unless they also feel the same towards you because one-sided expectations can mentally destroy you.

  • May 22, 2016
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    f someone really loves you, no matter how many other people they meet, their feelings for you wouldn’t change. A real lover can’t be stolen.

  • May 22, 2016
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    Everybody has gone through something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were.

  • May 22, 2016
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    I don’t chase after people anymore. If they like spending time with me they will do so. If not, I’m content in my own company.” -Barry S.

  • May 22, 2016
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    Do good and good will come to you.”

  • May 22, 2016
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    Do not chase people. Work hard and be you. The right people who belong in your life will come and find you and stay. Do your thing.

  • May 22, 2016
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    If you stay, stay forever. If you go, do it today. If you change, change for the better. And if you talk, make sure you mean what you say.

  • May 21, 2016
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    Be strong enough to let go and patient enough to wait for what you deserve.

  • May 21, 2016
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    The most painful tears are not the ones that fall from your eyes and cover your face. They’re the ones that fall from your heart and cover your soul.

  • May 21, 2016
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    “People inspire you, or they drain you. PICK THEM WISELY.” ― Hans F. Hasen

  • May 21, 2016
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    Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you.

  • May 21, 2016
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    How beautiful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged.

  • May 21, 2016
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    People will notice the change in your attitude towards them but won’t notice their behavior that made you change.

  • May 21, 2016
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    “Marry your best friend. Marry someone who you wouldn’t mind waking up to every day for the rest of your life. The one who makes you glad to be alive. Marry someone who drives you crazy. The one who frustrates you. The one who calms you. Marry the one you don’t mind fighting with, because they will be fair about it. Don’t marry someone who gives their ego more importance, than they give you. Marry someone who makes you the best version of yourself. The one who believes in you, even when you don’t. The one who stands by you, through thick and thin. Marry someone you can’t imagine your life without. Marry the one you are insanely in love with. And the one who is insanely in love with you. Marry the one who knows what you want to say, when you’re too tired to say it with words. The one you can spend comfortable silences with from time to time. Marry your soul mate. Marry your best friend.”

  • May 20, 2016
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    We are often let down by the most trusted people and loved by the most unexpected ones. Some make us cry for things that we haven’t done, while others ignore our faults and just see our smile. Some leave us when we need them the most, while some stay with us even when ask them to leave. The world is a mixture of people. We just need to know which hand to shake and which hand to hold! After all that’s life, learning to hold on and learning to let go.
    ~Unknown

  • May 20, 2016
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    Make sure everybody in your boat is rowing and not drilling holes when you’re not looking. Know your circle.

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    When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth, just like you did. ~Jill Blakeway

  • May 20, 2016
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    It’s always the broken souls who are always trying to help others.

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    Never apologize for how much love you have to give. Just feel sorry for those who didn’t want any of it.

  • May 19, 2016
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    Moving on and getting over someone is one of the hardest things you have to do in life. Especially if it’s with someone you saw your future with.So you have to move on the right way. Get your closure from them and tell them everything you ever wanted to tell them, how much you love them, how much you hate them, etc. So you will have no regrets or what ifs. Then tell them goodbye forever. If they let you leave without a fight for you, then they’re not worth it anyways. It’s going to hurt like hell. Allow yourself to be sad. To be angry. But you have to wake up every day and continue your life without them. It’s always easier said than done. So just let time heal your wounds. This is a time for you to heal. To take care of your heart. One day you will wake up and you won’t miss them anymore.
    ~Unknown

  • May 19, 2016
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    When two people are destined to be together, don’t worry. Just wait. The love that you seek will come to you in the right time, the right place, and with the right person that was meant to love you the way you always wanted. ~Mustafa Alam

  • May 19, 2016
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    Always, always trust your first gut instincts. If you feel something’s wrong, it usually is.

  • May 19, 2016
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    Don’t rush love. It will come and it will find you. It might not be at the time you want it to be, but it will come in the exact moment you are ready. I’ve learned that we sometimes get so busy trying to find someone to complete us, that we forget to realize that we are already whole. Love yourself first so that it never comes down to you needing someone to love you. And always be grateful for the love that comes your way, even if it doesn’t stay forever. Let go of love gracefully and never allow it to cause hate or bitterness. take it in, give it out, and accept how people offer it. And remember that the people in your life won’t be here forever. Spend time with them today, right now. Tell them you love them, but more importantly, show them that you do.~Jessica Jensen

    Source: https://todaywasmeaningful.wordpress.com/page/2/

  • May 19, 2016
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    Go for someone who is not only proud to have you but will also take every risk just to be with you.

  • May 19, 2016
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    Being strong doesn’t mean you have to stay and fight all the battles and petty arguments that come your way. Being strong means you don’t have to stay and respond to rude remarks. Don’t retort by throwing insults back at them. It’s what they want. Keep your dignity and don’t lower yourself to their level. True strength is being adult enough to walk away from the nonsense with your head held high. ~Unknown

  • May 19, 2016
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    Be with someone who is proud of you, someone you can laugh with, someone who listens to you, understands you, who treats you well and makes you a priority. ~Brigitte Nicole

  • May 18, 2016
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    A good relationship is when two people accept each other’s past, support each other’s present, and love each other enough to encourage each other’s future. So don’t rush love. Find a partner who encourages you to grow, who won’t cling to you, who will let you go out into the world, and trust that you will come back. This is what true love is all about, and it’s always worth the wait.

    ~Unknown

  • May 18, 2016
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    We may love the wrong person, cry for the wrong person. But one thing is sure, mistakes help us find the right person. Go for someone who isn’t only proud to have you, but will also take every risk just to be with you! Never, ever settle. Just be patient and don’t rush things, anything worth having is worth waiting for.

    ~Unknown

  • May 18, 2016
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    Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you.

  • May 18, 2016
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    I have loved. I have lost and I have changed. It has been difficult but I have learned so much from it. I have learned that people can hurt you so deeply and not even worry about you. I learned that good people can change in a minute when their hearts have been broken. I’ve met great people, but mean people as well. But the most important thing I have learned is that every person in this world is strong enough to let go . People come and go and that’s life ! The most important thing is to stand up and realize that you deserve something better than a person who gives up on you.
    ~Unknown

  • May 18, 2016
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    I don’t chase after people anymore. If they like spending time with me they will do so. If not, I’m content in my own company.” -Barry S.

  • May 18, 2016
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    There are two reasons why we don’t trust people. First – we don’t know them. Second – we know them.

  • May 18, 2016
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    Love isn’t always perfect. It isn’t a fairytale or a storybook. And it doesn’t always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on & never letting go. It is a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define, & impossible to live without. Love is work, but most of all, Love is realizing that every hour, every minute, & every second was worth it because you did it together.

  • May 17, 2016
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    You deserve honesty. You deserve transparency. You deserve someone who respects you enough to never lie to your heart. You deserve appreciation. You deserve loyalty. You deserve someone who would never abuse your trust. You deserve love. You deserve someone who would still be there for you even when everyone else has walked away. You deserve someone who’s REAL. Never settle for less. ~Trent Shelton

  • May 17, 2016
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    When you fully trust someone without any doubt, you finally get one of two results: A person for life or a lesson for life.

  • May 17, 2016
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    I have decided to be happy because it’s good for my health.

  • May 17, 2016
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    To realize the value of a sister, ask someone who doesn’t have one. To realize the value of ten years, ask a newly divorced couple. To realize the value of four years, ask a graduate. To realize the value of one year, ask a student who has failed a final exam.To realize the value of nine months, ask a mother who gave birth to a child. To realize the value of one month, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby. To realize the value of one week,  ask an editor of a weekly newspaper. To realize the value of one hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet. To realize the value of one minute, ask a person who has missed a train, bus or plane. To realize the value of one second, ask a person who as survived an accident. To realize the value of one millisecond, ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics. To realize the value of a friend, lose one. Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have.

    ~Unknown

  • May 17, 2016
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    I didn’t become heartless, I just became smarter. My happiness will not depend on someone else. Not anymore.

  • May 17, 2016
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    “Yes, I’m an introvert. No, I’m not shy. No, I’m not stuck up. No, I’m not antisocial. I’m just listening. I’m just observing. I can’t stand small talk, but I’ll talk about life for hours. I’d rather be home with a close friend or two than among a big crowd of acquaintances. Don’t scold me in public. Don’t embarrass me in public. Respect that I am reserved. And if I open myself up to you, know that means you are very special to me.

    ~Unknown

  • May 17, 2016
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    I hope you fall in love with someone who always calls you back and never lets you fall asleep making you feel unwanted. I hope you fall in love with someone who holds your hand during the scary parts of horror movies and burns cookies with you while you’re both busy dancing around the kitchen. I hope you fall in love with someone who tickles you and makes you smile on hard days and on easy ones. But beyond all that I hope you fall in love with someone who will never leave you behind and who will never take you for granted. Someone who will stand by you when you’re right and stand by you when you’re wrong. Someone who has seen you at your worst and loves you still. I hope you fall in love with someone who kisses you in the rain and hugs you when you’re cold and wouldn’t have it any other way.
    ~Unknown

  • May 17, 2016
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    Don’t feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them.

  • May 16, 2016
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    Sometimes you have to try not to care, no matter how much you do, because sometimes you can mean nothing to someone who means so much to you. It’s not pride. It’s self-respect.

  • May 16, 2016
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    I’m the kind of girl who is quiet in large groups or around people I don’t know; you only see the real me if we’re close. I smile and laugh a lot, especially at the most inappropriate times. I’m a hopeless romantic. I trip over air, up stairs, and over people’s feet. I am the hardest person to offend, but it is all too easy to make me feel horrible. I hate telling people about my problems; they don’t need to worry about me. I’m the one who listens to other people’s problems. I believe people should not be judged before one takes the time to get to know them, yet I am guilty of doing that exact thing. I love to think rather than talk. I’m awkward, clumsy, shy, strange… but this is me. Take it or leave it.

  • May 16, 2016
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    You can say sorry a million times, say I love you as much as you want, say whatever you want, whenever you want. But if you’re not going to prove that the things you say are true, then don’t say anything at all. Because if you can’t show it, your words don’t mean a thing. Don’t lie in order to satisfy somebody for a moment, because the pain that you cause them in the future can last them for a lifetime.

  • May 16, 2016
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    True friends are always there for you. Fake friends only appear when they need something from you. Time passes and you begin to see people for who they really are and not who they pretend to be. Respect people who find time for you in their busy schedule. But love people who never look at their schedule when you need them. Life is much too short to waste time on people who don’t really care for us deep down. When someone shows you who they really are, believe them the first time.

  • May 16, 2016
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    “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • May 16, 2016
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    It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.

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    It doesn’t matter who hurt you, or broke you down, what matters is who made you smile again.

  • May 15, 2016
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    “He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.
    – Bob Marley

  • May 15, 2016
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    My point is, when you love someone, when you care for someone, you have to do it through the good and the bad. Not just when you’re happy and it’s easy.

  • May 15, 2016
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    Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.

  • May 15, 2016
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    Fall in love with someone who loves the way you laugh and would do absolutely anything to hear it. Fall in love with someone who puts their head on your chest just to hear your heart beat. Fall in love with someone who kisses you in public and is proud to show you off to anyone they know. Fall in love with someone who would never ever want to hurt you. Fall in love with someone who falls in love with your flaws and thinks you are perfect just the way you are. Fall in love with someone who thinks that you are the ONE they would love to wake up to each day.

  • May 15, 2016
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    Money can buy a house, but not a home. Money can buy a bed, but not sleep. Money can buy a clock, but not time. Money can buy a book, but not knowledge. Money can buy food, but not an appetite. Money can buy you friends but not Love.

  • May 15, 2016
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    Don’t lose your dignity and self-respect trying to make people accept, love and appreciate you, when they just aren’t capable.

  • May 15, 2016
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    A good woman doesn’t want perfect, she wants honesty and someone who is man enough to realize that she deserves the truth.

  • May 14, 2016
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    Fall in love with your best friend. Someone you can talk to about anything and know they’ll hold no judgement. Someone who knows the darkest parts of you and loves you anyway, that knows all your flaws and loves you not in spite of them but because of them. Not someone that you can’t live without, but someone that you don’t want to live without. Someone that you want to experience all of life’s ups and downs with. Someone who will hold your hand through the worst times of your life. When they see you at your worst, when you’re broken, and they don’t run away but help you put the pieces back together. Now that’s real love.

    ~unknown

  • May 14, 2016
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    It’s always nice to have someone in your life that makes you smile even when they’re not around.

  • May 14, 2016
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    Not everyday is a good day, live anyway. Not everyone tells the truth, trust anyway. Not everyone will love you back, love anyway. Not every game will be fair, play anyway.

  • May 14, 2016
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    If someone can fall asleep knowing you’re crying, knowing you’re hurting, or knowing you didn’t get home safe, they dont truly care for you.

  • May 14, 2016
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    Marriage doesn’t guarantee that you will be together forever, it’s only paper. It takes trust, respect, commitment, understanding, friendship and faith in your relationship to make it last.

  • May 14, 2016
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    Depression is when you don’t really care about anything. Anxiety is when you care too much about everything. And having both is just like hell.

  • May 14, 2016
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    The greatest feeling in the world is to be around someone who wants to hold you, to kiss your forehead, wants to be around you, wants to call you at night, wants to see you smile. But I think what’s better than that is finding someone who does it all because he wants to see you happy.

  • May 13, 2016
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    “Loyalty isn’t grey. It’s black and white. You’re either loyal completely, or not loyal at all. And people have to understand this. You can’t be loyal only when it serves you.” -Shamay

  • May 13, 2016
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    I don’t have a type. If we vibe, we vibe.

  • May 13, 2016
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    “Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. But being a gentleman is a matter of choice.” ― Vin Diesel

  • May 13, 2016
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    I’m not going to settle for ordinary love. I want my love to be one of a kind. I want to wake up every morning next to the person I love, and tell them how lucky I am. I want to walk down the streets holding hands, and have strangers know how much we love each other. I want to be with someone, who sees my worst, but encourages me to be my best. I want to be able to laugh with the person I love, but have a conversation where we share our deepest thoughts. I want a love that’s so special…It lasts a lifetime.

  • May 13, 2016
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    Just because I don’t react, doesn’t mean I didn’t notice.

  • May 13, 2016
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    You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise.
    – Daniell Koepke

  • May 13, 2016
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    7 billion people 14 billion faces.

  • May 12, 2016
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    Falling in love is easy. Having sex is easier. But bumping into someone that can spark your soul…now that is rare.

  • May 12, 2016
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    Bottom line: a man must take care of his woman and a woman must take care of her man. No one is before the other.

  • May 12, 2016
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    When you are up in life, your friends get to know who you are. But when you are down in life, you get to know who your friends are.

  • May 12, 2016
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    I’m actually extremely grateful that some things didn’t work out the way I once wanted them to.

  • May 12, 2016
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    I hope that someday you find someone that gives you butterflies the moment you meet them. And that the first time you touch, it feels like electricity is running through your body. I hope that when you’re with them, you never want to leave. I hope you are the first and last thing they think about every day. I hope you play it cool in front of people, but can’t keep your hands off each other in private. I hope that when you give them your heart, they don’t break it. I hope that the things they tell you aren’t just things you want to hear, but things they want to say. I hope that you fit in their arms better than the last piece of a puzzle, and that you always feel safe when they hold you. I hope that when you fight, you fight hard, but that when you love, you love harder. I hope that once you find them, you can’t picture your life without them. I hope that they take your breath away. I hope that, together, you create happiness. I hope that with them, you’re not afraid of the future, but excited for it. I hope that, every day, they tell you how much they love you. I hope that when you find them, you realize it before it’s too late. I hope that you take them and love them and never let them go. I hope you find it.
    ~Lauren M. Smith

  • May 12, 2016
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    If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different our ideals of beauty would be.

  • May 12, 2016
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    Seriously, be strong and know when enough is enough. Take your stand, speak up and refuse to let others hurt you. Throughout your lifetime some people will discredit you, disrespect you and treat you poorly for no apparent reason at all. Don’t consume yourself with trying to change them or win their approval. And don’t make any space in your heart to hate them. You don’t have control over what others think about you, but you do have control over how you decide to internalize their opinions. Leave them to their own judgments. Let people love you for who you are, and not for who they want you to be. Or let them walk away if they choose. They can’t harm you either way; it’s their understanding that is faulty, not yours.

    ~Unknown

  • May 12, 2016
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    “I am not all good and light, sometimes I have bad thoughts and feelings, this is who I am. I am not all bad, I am generous, kind and peaceful. I have so much love and light to share, this is who I am.

  • May 11, 2016
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    This goes out to all of the people who have been broken but have been strong enough to let go. For the people who have hurt so badly that they felt they could never love again, but kept their head up.For the people that learn from their mistakes and never stop moving forward, even when they take two steps back. For the people that wish loneliness wasn’t a part of them, but put up with it anyhow. For the people who come home with no missed calls, but smile anyway. For the people that periodically miss the past, but are so much more excited for the future. For the people who have wounds still healing. For the people that have so much tied to their past relationship, but break those chains to start fresh. For the people that want to look back so badly, but focus on the road ahead. For the people that pick up the phone so tempted to call, but keep their dignity intact instead. For the people that never wanted to let go, but found the strength because they had to. For the people that still believe in love even after all of the hurt their heart has endured. For all the people that gave up not because they were weak, but because most times it’s better just to let go.

  • May 11, 2016
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    Life has taught me that you can’t control someone’s loyalty. No matter how good you are to them, doesn’t mean that they will treat you the same. No matter how much they mean to you, doesn’t mean that they’ll value you the same. Sometimes the people you love the most, turn out to be the people you can trust the least.

    ~Trent Shelton

  • May 11, 2016
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    Sometimes the love of your life comes after the mistake of your life.

  • May 11, 2016
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    I no longer need to maintain abusive relationships. As I continue to grow and heal, I attract those people who love me for who I am. I have no need to deny my feelings, or to disguise my thoughts and beliefs. I will no longer tolerate people who put me down, manipulate me or humiliate me. I am surrounding myself with people who are consistently loving and respectful. I will pursue people with whom I can share myself in totality, with the complete confidence that they are accepting me for myself alone. I have the courage to terminate relationships with people who are overly critical or not accepting of me. My world is populated with self-respecting people who radiate caring respect and consideration back to me. ~ Rokelle Lerner

  • May 11, 2016
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    Don’t believe those who tell you they love you, believe those who show you they do.

  • May 11, 2016
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    Always tell someone how you feel, because opportunities are lost in the blink of an eye but regrets can last for a lifetime.

  • May 11, 2016
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    I respect people who tell me the truth, no matter how hard it is.

  • May 10, 2016
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    Life’s not about people who act true to your face. It’s about people who remain true behind your back.

  • May 10, 2016
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    Never stop believing in hope because miracles happen everyday.

  • May 10, 2016
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    When you find someone who can make you laugh, smile, lust, crave, grow, want, feel. Make you mad but happy. Keep that. That’s euphoria.

  • May 10, 2016
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    “Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.”
    ― C. JoyBell C.

  • May 10, 2016
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    Never reply when you’re angry. Never make a promise when you’re happy. Never make a decision when you’re sad.

  • May 10, 2016
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    You can’t be strong all the time. Sometimes you just need to be alone and let your tears out.

  • May 9, 2016
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    It’s really painful to say goodbye to someone that you don’t want to let go of, but it’s even more painful to hold on to them if they never wanted to stay in the first place. If someone doesn’t show you the same love that you show them, and acts as if you are unimportant most of the time, this may be a big clue as to the fact that you don’t need them in your life either. The only people you truly need in your life are those who respect you and want you to be in theirs.

  • May 9, 2016
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    Anyone can give you attention and compliments, but someone who loves you will give you that plus respect, honesty, trust, and loyalty. ~Charles Orlando

  • May 9, 2016
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    Move on. Stop wishing about “if only” things could have been different. It’s just a chapter in the past. But don’t close the book. Just turn the page for every day is a chance to make new beginnings, new hopes and new endings.
    ~Brigitte Nicole

  • May 9, 2016
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    I don’t have an amazing figure or a flat stomach. I’m far from being considered a model but, I’m me. I eat food. I have curves. I have more fat than I should. I have scars because I have a history. Some people love me, some like me, some hate me. I have done good. I have done bad. I love my Pj’s and I go without makeup and sometimes don’t get my hair done. I’m random and sometimes I say crazy things. I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not. I am who I am, you can love me or not. I won’t change! And if I love you…I do it with all my Heart!
    I make no apologies for who I am.

  • May 9, 2016
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    If God shuts a door, quit banging on it! Whatever was behind it, wasn’t meant for you. Consider the fact that maybe he closed that door because He knew you were worth so much more.

  • May 9, 2016
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    If my absence doesn’t affect your life then my presence has no meaning in it.

  • May 9, 2016
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    “He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect.
    But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had.Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.
    – Bob Marley

  • May 8, 2016
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    “Most of my life has been spent trying to shrink myself. Trying to become smaller. Quieter. Less sensitive. Less opinionated. Less needy. Because I didn’t want to be a burden. I didn’t want to be too much or push people away. I wanted people to like me. I wanted to be cared for and valued. I wanted to be wanted. So for years, I sacrificed myself for the sake of making other people happy. And for years, I suffered. But I’m tired of suffering, and I’m done shrinking. It’s not my job to change who I am in order to become someone else’s idea of a worthwhile human being. I am worthwhile. Not because other people think I am, but because I exist, and therefore I matter. My thoughts matter. My feelings matter. My voice matters. And with or without anyone’s permission or approval, I will continue to be who I am and speak my truth. Even if it makes people angry. Even if it makes them uncomfortable. Even if they choose to leave. I refuse to shrink. I choose to take up space. I choose honor my feelings. I choose to give myself permission to get my needs met. I choose me”
    ~Daniel Keopke

  • May 8, 2016
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    Love isn’t an act, it’s a whole life. It’s staying with her now because she needs you; it’s knowing you and she will still care about each other when sex and daydreams, fights and futures—when all that’s on the shelf and done with. Love—why, I’ll tell you what love is: it’s you at seventy-five and her at seventy-one, each of you listening for the other’s step in the next room, each afraid that a sudden silence, a sudden cry, could mean a lifetime’s talk is over. ”
    — Brian Moore, The Luck of Ginger Coffey

  • May 8, 2016
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    Never put the key of your happiness in someone else’s pocket.

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    A letter from mother to a daughter.

    “My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep.
    When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl?
    When you see how slow I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way… remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day… the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through.
    If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you.
    And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked.
    When those days come, don’t feel sad… just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love.
    I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you… my darling daughter.”
    – Unknown,
  • May 8, 2016
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    Being rude is easy. It does not take any effort and is a sign of weakness and insecurity. Kindness shows great self-discipline and strong self-esteem. Being kind is not always easy when dealing with rude people. Kindness is a sign of a person who has done a lot of personal work and has come to a great self-understanding and wisdom. Choose to be kind over being right and you’ll be right every time because kindness is a sign of STRENGTH.

  • May 8, 2016
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    The most wonderful places to be in the world are: In someone’s thoughts, someone’s prayers, someone’s heart or in someone’s arms.

  • May 8, 2016
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    I don’t really know what love even is, and maybe I never will. All I know is that there are some smiles you never get tired of seeing, and some hands you never want to let go of, and some absences that hurt too much to ignore.”

  • May 7, 2016
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    A note from a mother. I gave birth to you, but you came with no instructions All I knew was that I loved you long before I saw you. I know I made some mistakes and for that, I am sorry, but I was doing the best I could with what I knew. Everything I did for you, I did from love. You are my child, my life, my dreams for tomorrow. I will always LOVE you and there is nothing that could ever destroy my love for you.

  • May 7, 2016
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    A note from a mother. I gave birth to you, but you came with no instructions All I knew was that I loved you long before I saw you. I know I made some mistakes and for that, I am sorry, but I was doing the best I could with what I knew. Everything I did for you, I did from love. You are my child, my life, my dreams for tomorrow. I will always LOVE you and there is nothing that could ever destroy my love for you.

  • May 7, 2016
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    I’ve reached a point in life where it’s no longer necessary to try to impress anyone. If they like me the way I am, that’s good. If they don’t, it’s their loss.

  • May 7, 2016
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    A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE:
    Enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to. Something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour. A youth she’s content to leave behind. A past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to retelling it in her old age. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra. One friend who always makes her laugh and one who lets her cry. A good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family. Eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal, that will make her guests feel honored. A feeling of control over her destiny.

    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW: How to fall in love without losing herself. How to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend, without ruining the friendship. When to try harder and WHEN TO WALK AWAY. That she can’t change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents, That her childhood may not have been perfect but it’s over. What she would and wouldn’t do for love or more. How to live alone even if she doesn’t like it. Whom she can trust, whom she can’t, and why she shouldn’t take it personally. Where to go, be it to her best friend’s kitchen table ora charming Inn in the wood when her soul needs soothing. What she can and can’t accomplish in a day, a month and a year.

    Written by Pamela Redmond Satran

  • May 7, 2016
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    Yes, I’m old school. I have good manners, I show others respect and I will always help those who need me. It’s not because I’m old fashioned, it’s because I was raised properly.

  • May 7, 2016
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    Wait for the person who pursues you, the one who will make an ordinary moment seem magical, the kind of person who brings out the best in you and makes you want to be a better person; the only person who will drop everything to be with you at any time no matter what the circumstances, for the person who makes you smile like no one else ever has. Wait for the person who wants to show you off to the world because they are so proud of you. And most of all, wait for the person who will make you a priority, because that’s where you belong.

    ~Unknown

  • May 7, 2016
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    I may not be the best looking. I’m not rich. I don’t have a perfect body but I have a good kind heart for those who care.

  • May 6, 2016
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    Anyone can show up when you’re happy. But the ones who stay by your side when your heart falls apart, they are your true friends. ~Brigitte Nicole

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    It’s a hard pill to swallow. But the truth is going to heal your heart a lot faster than simply letting it break over and over until you finally face what you knew all along anyway:

    If he wanted to be with you, he would be with you.

    There are a million possible scenarios here. It’s easier when he’s an asshole – selfish, only thinking of himself, using you to make someone else jealous, using you in general, treating you poorly, crushing you thoughtlessly, whatever. But it’s a lot harder when he’s a good guy, and you still have to let him go. When he tells you that you’re an incredible person, but he just doesn’t feel the same way that you do. Or when he really likes you, but doesn’t think you’re the one. Or when he just doesn’t feel as strongly as you do and he wants to be honest. Or when he can’t seem to make up his mind and feels confused, which he doesn’t yet realize just means that he’s afraid of hurting you, that feeling ‘confused’ just a softer way of eventually saying ‘no.’ If he wanted to be with you, he wouldn’t have had to make up his mind in the first place. It would just be an answer that he felt deeply in his gut.

    But regardless, whether he’s a wonderful guy or an asshole or somewhere in between, this is about you, moving on. Because no matter what the situation was, no matter how well he treated you or how much fun you had together or how well you got along, he doesn’t want to be with you. And that’s the truth. And that’s going to be your life raft for the next several weeks or months, no matter how much you don’t want to grab onto it. It is what is going to eventually help you come to peace with the end of your relationship, or the fizzling out of your fling, or the ‘no more talking’ after you guys spent so much time ‘talking.’ It is the truth, and as ugly as it is, it will be the only thing that can help you move on:

    If he wanted to be with you, he would be with you.

    It’s easy to try to soften the blow. He needs time, or he just needs a little space, or he’s just afraid of commitment and I just need to reassure him, or he builds walls and it’s my job to kick through them.

    But think about the way you feel about him. How easy and natural and obvious it feels. How you don’t even need to question whether or not you should be with him, because it just feels right in your veins. How, even if you were scared of committing to someone or getting hurt or opening yourself up, you were still willing to do it, because your heart had already made up your mind. You wanted to be with him, so you were. The decision was simple. It really wasn’t even a decision at all.

    Now can you imagine feeling all those things but choosing not to be with him anyway?

    That’s why your heart is broken. Because he didn’t feel those things. He didn’t feel that same certainty that you did, deep in your bones. And you can’t change that, and you can’t fix yourself, and there’s nothing you did wrong. It’s just the truth. His heart didn’t make the decision for his brain, because his heart is in a different place from yours. And that really, really sucks. And you just have to accept it. And that sucks even more.

    Maybe you’ll get over this in weeks, maybe months. Maybe longer. It will hurt, some days will be horrible and some will be okay. But the smallest of silver linings is this: you can let your heart break once – instead of breaking it a million times by convincing yourself that he’s making a mistake or he probably misses you or you should call him. Love yourself enough to be hard on yourself:

    If he wanted to be with you, he would be with you.

    Written by Kim Quindlen

    This article was originally published in thoughtcatalog.com

  • May 6, 2016
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    One of the best feelings in life is discovering that you are appreciated by someone regardless of how unworthy someone else has made you feel.

  • May 6, 2016
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    Life is not a race-but indeed a journey. Be honest. Work hard. Be choosy. Say “thank you”. “I love you”, and “great job” to someone each day. Take time for prayer. Be thankful. Love your life and what you’ve been given, it is not accidental. Search for your purpose and do it as best you can. Dreaming does matter. It allows you to become that which you aspire to be. Laugh often. Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them. Some of the best things really are free. Do not worry. Forgive, it frees the soul. Take time for yourself. Plan for longevity. Recognize the special people you’ve been blessed to know. Live for today, enjoy the moment.
    ~Bonnie Mohr.

  • May 6, 2016
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    Everyone you meet has something to teach you.

  • May 6, 2016
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    A true relationship is when you can tell each other anything and everything. No secrets, no lies

  • May 6, 2016
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    There’s that one kind of hug that a woman loves.
    A tight hug where you put your strength into it using both arms, not just one. The kind where a woman could bury her face in his chest; the kind that makes her feel safe and secure and feeling warm and wanted. The kind of hug that lasts and that lets her know that he cares.
    ~ Unknown

  • May 5, 2016
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    No matter how bad it hurts or how bad you feel, it’s time to stop thinking about that person who played with your feelings, who took your love for granted, who never appreciated your care, who wasn’t contented with what you could give him or her. You can’t stay at that hurtful place anymore. You can’t keep shedding tears over someone who doesn’t deserve the love you gave. You can’t keep feeling sorry for yourself and thinking if only you did more. You can’t make them want the relationship because if they wanted they wouldn’t have let go of you.
    You deserve better now. You deserve someone who appreciates you and who won’t play with your delicate heart.. Just like a cut on your hand will take time to heal, your broken heart needs time to heal as well. That’s not the end of your life. You will get over that pain you’re having right now and one day you’ll be happy again.
    Orebela Gbenga quotes

  • May 5, 2016
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    People come and go in your life, but the right ones will always stay.

  • May 5, 2016
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    Remember, no storm lasts forever. Hold on! Be brave! Have faith! Every storm is temporary and we’re never alone.

  • May 5, 2016
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    I learned to give not because I have much but because I know exactly how it feels to have nothing.

  • May 5, 2016
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    Trust the timing of everything. Just because it’s not happening right now doesn’t mean it never will.

  • May 5, 2016
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    No matter how badly someone treats you, never drop down to their level. Remain calm, stay strong, and walk away.”

  • May 5, 2016
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    Some days I need love…Some days I need sex…Some days I don’t need anything from anyone… Some days I want to save the world…Some days I can hardly do anything but watch it burn…Some days I feel so alive…And some days I feel I can barely survive.

  • May 4, 2016
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    I no longer look for the good in people, I search for the real because while the good is often dressed in fake clothing, real is naked and proud no matter the scars.

  • May 4, 2016
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    A great relationship is about two things: First, appreciating the similarities, and second, respecting the differences.

  • May 4, 2016
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    “The things that makes your heart beat faster and your eyes glow when you do it or talk about it, no matter if it’s hiking, yoga, gardening, painting, sex, meditation, photography, going for walks, helping others – do that. Do it as often as you can. Because that’s what life is about. Creating as many passionate, happy moments as possible. Don’t let anyone stop you from doing the things you love – not even yourself.”

    ~Unknown

  • May 4, 2016
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    It’s not about having the perfect relationship, it’s about finding someone who matches you and will go through everything with you, without giving up.

  • May 4, 2016
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    A Woman who opens her heart to love you, when it’s already broken, is braver than any person you’ll meet.

    ~Steven Benson.

  • May 4, 2016
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    I wish we were all born with tattoos identical to our soulmates so we could find each other rather than waste our time on people who don’t care about us.

  • May 3, 2016
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    This may shock some of you but there are women who are kick ass drivers, love sex, hate talking during movies, don’t want your money, and always say exactly what they mean.

  • May 3, 2016
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    I am so happy with the small circle of people I have in my life right now.

  • May 3, 2016
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    I had to forgive a person who wasn’t even sorry , that’s strength.

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    “Sometimes you just have to turn the page to realize there’s more to your book of life than the page you’re stuck on. Stop being afraid to move on. Close this chapter of hurt, and never re-read it. It’s time to get what your life deserves, and move on from the things that don’t deserve you. Don’t try to fix what’s been broken in your past, let your future create something better.”
    — Trent Shelton

  • May 3, 2016
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    100 OF THE WISEST SAYINGS

    1. Never take things personally.
    2. Never end a relationship by text message
    3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.
    4. Show up.
    5. Always use “we” when referring to your home team or  your government.
    6. When entrusted with a secretkeep it.
    7. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.
    8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
    9. Don’t dumb it down.
    10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.
    11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.
    12. Never park in front of a bar.
    13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.
    14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car and first girl/boyfriend.
    15. Hold your heroes to a high standard.
    16. Don’t text and drive.
    17. Never lie to your doctor.
    18. All guns are loaded.
    19. Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.
    20. The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.
    21. Take a vacation off of  your cell phone, internet and TV once a year.
    22. Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good.
    23. A handshake beats an autograph.
    24. Don’t linger in the doorway. In or out.
    25. If you do something, do it with passion or not at all.
    26. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.
    27. Never get your hair cut the day of a special event.
    28. Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes, tires.
    29. Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.
    30. When you’re with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.
    31. Eat lunch with new kids.
    32. When traveling, keep your wits about you.
    33. It’s never too late for an apology.
    34. Don’t pose with booze.
    35. If you have the right of way. Take it.
    36. You don’t get to choose your own nickname.
    37. When you marry someone, remember you marry their entire family.
    38. Never push someone off a dock.
    39. Under no circumstances should you ask  a woman if she is pregnant.
    40. It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry, live up to it.
    41. Don’t make a scene.
    42. When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is the best.
    43. Know when to ignore the camera.
    44. Never gloat.
    45. Invest in great luggage.
    46. Make time for your mom on your birthday. It’s her special day too.
    47. When opening presents, no one likes a good guesser.
    48. Sympathy is a crutch, never fake a limp.
    49. Give credit. Take blame.
    50. Suck it up every now and again.
    51. Give your seat up to the elderly.
    52. Don’t stare.
    53. Address everyone that carries a firearm professionally.
    54. Stand up to bullies.You’ll only have to do it once.
    55. If you’ve made your point, stop talking.
    56. Admit it when you’re wrong.
    57. If you offer to help don’t quit until the job is done.
    58. Look people in the eye when you thank them.
    59. Thank the bus driver.
    60. Never answer the phone at the dinner table.
    61. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.
    62. Know at least one good joke.
    63. Don’t boo. Even the ref is somebody’s son.
    64. Know how to cook one good meal.
    65. Learn to swim.
    66. Be cool to younger kids. Reputations are built over a lifetime.
    67. It’s ok to go to the movies by yourself.
    68. Dance with your mother/father.
    69. Don’t lose your cool. Especially at work.
    70. Always thank the host.
    71. If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.
    72. Know the size of your husband’s/wife’s clothes.
    73. There is nothing wrong with plain t-shirt.
    74. Be a good listener. Don’t just take your turn to talk.
    75. Keep your word.
    76. Fight for what matters.
    77. Carry your mother’s bags. She carried you for nine months.
    78. Be patient with airport security. They are just doing their job.
    79. Don’t be the talker in the movie.
    80. The opposite sex like people who shower.
    81. You are what you do. Not what you say.
    82. Learn to change a tire.
    83. Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.
    84. An hour with grandparents is time well spent.
    85. Don’t litter
    86. If you have a sister, get to know her boyfriend. Your opinion is important.
    87. You won’t always be the strongest or the fastest but you can be the toughest.
    88. Never call someone before 9 AM or after 9PM.
    89. Stay in shape.
    90. Make the little things count.
    91. Always wear a bra at work.
    92. There is a fine line between looking sultry and slutty. Find it.
    93. You’re never too old to need your mom.
    94. Count your blessings.
    95. Know the words to your national anthem.
    96. Your dance moves might not be the best, but I promise making a fool of yourself is more fun than sitting on the bench alone.
    97. Smile at strangers.
    98. Make goals.
    99. Being old is not dictated by your bedtime.
    100. Pray
    Source Unknown.
  • May 3, 2016
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    One of the hardest things you will ever have to do, my dear, is to grieve the loss of a person who is still alive.

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    The heart that’s meant to love you will fight for you when you want to give up, pick you up when you’re feeling down, and will give their smile when it’s hard for you to find yours. They will NEVER get strength from seeing you weak, power from seeing you hurt, or joy from seeing you cry. The heart that’s meant to love you wants to see the BEST YOU, not the hurt you! Never forget that.
    ~Trent Shelton.

  • May 2, 2016
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    The person you love should be where you can calm your soul. They should be your safest place to be yourself. Life is hard enough to be with the wrong person. The one you choose to be with should be your solace.

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    You don’t have to cheat to lose your girl. You can lose your girl from a lack of communication, attention & respect. It’s not all about what you do, sometimes it’s about what you DON’T.

  • May 2, 2016
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    Manners matter. Good looks are a bonus. Humor is a must.

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    One day it just clicks. You realize what’s important and what is not. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You realize how far you’ve come and you remember when things were such a mess that you would never recover. And you SMILE. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become.

  • May 2, 2016
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    You only have so much emotional energy each day. Don’t allow yourself to spend it on things that don’t matter. ― Joel Osteen

  • May 2, 2016
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    Few people understand what it means to really be there for somebody. And that’s the toughest part about being on a journey, you realize the main ones that said they will ride with you, are the first ones to fall off. People make promises when the sun is shining and make excuses when the storm comes. That’s why I am always thankful for the rain. It washes away the unnecessary. The reality is, you could be amazing, genuine and sincere but still be overlooked. Having a good thing is so hard because meeting a strong person is so rare. So I’ve learned to understand when people run from me, I realize my kind of love ain’t for everybody.
    ~Unknown

  • May 2, 2016
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    Some of the difficult moments in life is giving someone a hug when you need it the most. Fighting back the tears in your eyes to wipe off someone else’s tears. Listening to somebody’s grief when you want your pain to be heard. Being the reason for someone’s smile when your own smile is lost. To bless someone else while you are going through your own storm. To be the strong one, you know?

  • May 1, 2016
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    If you made a promise, keep it. If you have love, cherish it. If someone confided in you, respect it. If you did wrong, apologize for it. If you want trust, earn it. ~Brigitte Nicole

  • May 1, 2016
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    Don’t take people for granted. No matter how much they love you, people get tired eventually. We are all given chances, but you never know when the last chance may be.

  • May 1, 2016
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    I don’t care how attractive you think you look, if you have an ugly heartyou’re ugly.

  • May 1, 2016
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    As long as you feel pain, you’re still alive. As long as you make mistakes, you’re still human. And as long as you keep trying, there’s still hope.

  • May 1, 2016
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    Never respond to rudeness. When people are rude to you, they reveal who they are, not who you are. Don’t take it personally. Be silent.

  • May 1, 2016
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    When God gives you a new beginning, it starts with an ending. Be thankful for closed doors. They often guide us to the right one!

  • May 1, 2016
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    If someone really loves you, no matter how many other people they meet, their feelings for you wouldn’t change. A real lover can’t be stolen.

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