Just when we think we figured things out, the universe throws us a curveball. So, we have to improvise. We find happiness in unexpected places. We find ourselves back to the things that matter the most. The universe is funny that way. Sometimes it just has a way of making sure we wind up exactly where we belong. "Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear" -I heard it in the justice league movie lol "Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away" "All we really want is love's confusing joy." - Rumi "When you love someone, you love all of them... you gotta love everything about them, not just the good things but the bad things too. The things that you find lovable and the things you don't."-estell from valentine's day "Life is all about risks and it requires you to jump. Don't be a person who has to look back and wonder what they would have or could have had. No one lives forever." “Maybe that’s what it all comes down to. Love, not as a surge of passion, but as a choice to commit to something, someone, no matter what obstacles or temptations stand in the way. And maybe making that choice, again and again, day in and day out, year after year, says more about love than never having a choice to make at all.” — Emily Giffin “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Gandhi “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” - Winston Churchill “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or gazelle - when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” "The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be" -Marcel Pagnon THE MEANING OF LOVE <3 Real, true love is unconditional. All other “kinds” of love are not really love. Most parents and kids don’t love each other, most people in relationships don’t love each other, most people on the planet never experience unconditional love in their entire lives… or at least it sure looks that way. To love someone unconditionally means that you love the person exactly as they are, exactly as they were before, and exactly as they will be in the future – because people change all the time, so if you love the person, you will love them even if they become something you disagree with. How many parents can say that about their kids? How many people can say that about their “lover”? Love is not about you or your pleasure or your amusement. It’s not about what you get out of it or what the other person can give to you. It’s not about having a trophy you can show off with and tell people “This is *MY* girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband/son/daughter/whatever”. You do not “own” anyone. It’s not about you feeling ‘proud’ to be with someone who always agrees with everything you say and do and never does anything you disagree with. Unconditional love means that the person can just live their life exactly as they choose and you will always be there for them no matter what. So, how does unconditional love fit in with relationships and marriage and sex and all that stuff the whole world keeps going crazy over? It doesn’t, really. It doesn’t “fit” in anywhere. Relationships are like trying to put love into a box and keep it there, except love is infinitely sized, and the box is… well, there is no box large enough. And a normal, conventional marriage is quite possibly the worst possible way to show someone how much you love them. Unconditional love is more of a spiritual thing. It’s not bound by physical things, like blood relations and the desire to procreate. It has nothing whatsoever to do with sex. Most people are in relationships because they’re horny and/or lonely, even if they genuinely think they love the other person. But if the person they “love” suddenly lost their “equipment” for whatever reason, would they still want to be with that person? Would they get jealous if the person they “love” wanted to spend time with other people as well? Relationships based on needs are not unconditional. In order to truly understand love, you must first forget everything you have ever learned about it from society and anyone else (including what I just said). You are the only person who can tell you what love is. The only reason I’m writing all this stuff is because people always try to fit “love” in with things like dating, relationships and marriage and all that. You can’t make any sense of it if you keep doing that. You have to get rid of everything you think you know first. -By someone in this blog..idk the blog though :/ Good vs. Bad Wold <3 The following comes from an old Cherokee tale, or so I'm told. I cannot give credit to the author, as the author is unknown, at least to me. A Grandfather is telling his grandson; "inside of every person a battle is raging between two wolves. One wolf is evil. It's angry, jealous, unforgiving, proud, and lazy. The other wolf is good. It's filled with love, kindness, humility, and self control." Thes two wolves are constantly fighting. The grandson asks, " which wolf is going to win?" The grandfather smiles and answers, "whichever one you feed." So, which one do you choose to feed? We all know the obvious answer, don't we? I hope so. Maybe the real question should be, "how hard is this?" In our industry we have just gone through, and are still living with situations that continue to test our limits. Many who did absolutely nothing wrong are suffering because of the actions of those who did little, if anything right. It almost seems as if we just have two different extremes, but we don't. Many challenges still exist, we're not done yet. To me it's a foregone conclusion that if we fight the evil wolf and feed the good wolf that we will overcome the challenges, that we will win the battle. This sounds way to simplistic, doesn't it. But really it isn't. So, no matter how you have acted in the past, wipe the slate clean today! and Feed the GOOD wolf!!! -by some other blog dude :/ dont know name And letting someone in means abandoning the walls you've spent a lifetime building. Of course the toughest sacrifices are the ones we don't see coming. When we don't have time to come up with a strategy to pick sides….or to measure the potential loss. When that happens, when the battle chooses us, and not the other way around, that's when the sacrifice can turn out to be more than we can bear." - Grey's Anatomy "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson "The hardest thing is loving someone and then having the courage to let them love you back." "Here's to the husbands who've won you, the losers who've lost you, and the lucky bastards who've yet to meet you. " Never consider any one unworthy. Because you might wake up one day to realize that you have lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones..