Archive for November, 2010

Why?
November 27, 2010

1Your Best Friend
2Your Crush
3Your parents
4Your sibling (or closest relative)
5Your dreams
6Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love
7Someone who always makes you happy
8Someone you wish you could meet
9Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to

10The person you hate most/caused you a lot of pain
11Someone you wish could forgive you

12Someone you’ve drifted away from

13The person you miss the most

14Someone from your childhood

15The one that broke your heart the hardest
16 Yourself at 13
17Someone that pesters your mind – Good or bad
18 — Someone you want to give a second chance to

19 — The last person you kissed
20— The last person you made a pinky promise to

21 — Someone that changed your life

Dear world,
Quite honestly, I think everyone I interact with kind of “pesters” my mind in a good or bad way. There is something about people – we are all secretive about things. When you meet someone for the first time, you don’t tell them every single thing about you. It is just how society works. But what if we did that? What if everyone, and I mean everyone, was open with each other? How different would the world really be?
Why is it even possible for people to hurt other people? Why do people make the same mistakes over and over again, even though they know they are making the mistake as it happens? Why aren’t animals able to defend themselves? It is weird thoughts like that that pester my mind.

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Just say yes
November 25, 2010

“I don’t want to sit around and hope good things will happen. I want to make them happen. I want to be in control of my own destiny.”
Drew Barrymore

Stars make me smile, because every time I see one I feel hope. Hope that tomorrow is a new day with a new feeling. That something different, better, is out there waiting. Everyone wishes on stars with the same hope.

So we’re teenagers. We fall in love too often, too easily and too hard for our own good; we don’t listen to the people that we value the opinion of the most; we hurt the people we love. And we make the same mistakes over and over. We want all the privileges of being older, with the advantages of being young. We do things no one can explain, including us. Every minute of it is exhausting…and every minute is amazing.

The worst kind of pain comes from lack of action. It comes from a knowledge that everything you desire is within reach, yet both of you are afraid to make that move to make anything occur.

Knowing can be a curse on a persons life. I’d traded in a pack of lies for a pack of truth, and I didn’t know which one was heavier. Which one took the most strength to carry around? It was a ridiculous question, though, because once you know the truth, you can’t ever go back and pick up your suitcase of lies. Heavier or not, the truth is yours now.
The Secret Life Of Bees

If you’re getting pushed away, don’t hold on tighter. Letting go when you’re getting pushed is the only way they will feel what it’s like without you. Even though it’s the hardest thing to do, do it for them.

The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you between asleep and awake, when you don’t know the difference between reality and fantasy, when just for that one moment you feel with your entire soul that dream is reality, and it really happened.

You can always say “sorry.” But the real apology is when you hear the sadness in their voice and see the look in their eyes. And you realize that they have hurt themselves just as much.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step
November 21, 2010

I guess, if anything, it’s about taking chances, even when you think you’re all out of chances. It’s about giving forgiveness and unconditional love, even when it seems like you should only do the opposite. It’s about trusting that God puts people in your life at certain moments so that you can capitalize the opportunity. It’s all about the possibility. It’s all about what you do with those possibilities. Life is short, but it moves so fast. Hang on and enjoy the ride. And when someone comes along with whom you enjoy spending the ride with, hold on tight.

This is your life
November 14, 2010

Everything that happens to us, the good and the bad, is part of us. It took me a long time to realize that it doesn’t have to define who we are. We get to decide.

The thing about life that I’ve learned is that you’re going to get hurt. You’re going to have emotional nights and cry yourself to sleep for hours. You’re going to suffer some kind of loss. But you will also have those moments where you heal. Those moments are the best. You feel like you smile for the first time again. You feel like you’re alive again. Life just kind of restarts.

Half of me wants to stay right where I am, in this stressful place because it’s all that I know. There’s something comforting in daily routine and sameness. Like perhaps everything isn’t as bad as it appears, that maybe these things just take time to fix themselves. The other half wants me to leave and never come back, to forget everything about this place that I call home and settle somewhere else. Somewhere where no one knows me and I can live as I please without any questions or criticism.

Love is like grass. If you fall on it, it may leave a stain and some temporary pain. But you’ll get over the pain, it will eventually stop hurting. Now maybe the stain ruined your favorite pair of jeans, or maybe it was nothing special that was ruined, but either way the stain remains there. And with time, it will begin to fade, but it will always be there, a permanent reminder that you, once fell.

Letting go doesn’t mean we don’t care. Letting go doesn’t mean we shut down. Letting go means we stop trying to force outcomes and make people behave. It means we give up resistance to the way things are, for the moment. It means we stop trying to do the impossible–controlling that which we cannot–and instead, focus on what is possible.

I just think that one day we should all just either shut the hell up or say everything that crosses our mind. So the world can either be a silent one or a chaotic one. Because I’m sick of the in-between one.

I feel like people get lost when they think of happiness as a destination. We’re always thinking that someday we’ll be happy. You know, we’ll get that car or that job or that person in our lives that fixes everything. But happiness is a mood and a condition, it’s not a destination. It’s like being tired or hungry; it’s not permanent, it comes and goes, and that’s okay. And I feel like if people thought of it that way, they’d find happiness a lot more often.

One Tree Hill

Good Luck
November 14, 2010

1Your Best Friend
2Your Crush
3Your parents
4Your sibling (or closest relative)
5Your dreams
6Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love
7Someone who always makes you happy
8Someone you wish you could meet
9Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to

10The person you hate most/caused you a lot of pain
11Someone you wish could forgive you

12Someone you’ve drifted away from

13The person you miss the most

14Someone from your childhood

15The one that broke your heart the hardest
16 Yourself at 13

17 — Someone that pesters your mind – Good or bad
18 — Someone you want to give a second chance to

19 — The last person you kissed
20— The last person you made a pinky promise to

21 — Someone that changed your life


Dear 13-year-old me,

Middle school is tough, I know. Drama, drama, and more drama. But just wait for high school…it gets better. You just need to find the people that actually care about you and forget about the ones that don’t. Try not to fight with your friends over stupid things; it’ll ruin you guys. And that boy that “broke your heart,” you don’t know what heartbreak is. Move on, stop crying over him. He’s not worth your tears. There is so much waiting for you. Don’t take people that you love in your life for granted because one of these days, you aren’t going to have them anymore. So don’t forget to remind them how much they mean to you.

Bottom line is, live life. Take chances, but don’t be selfish. Learn how to let other people in and still be independent. Oh and when some boy comes into your life, tread carefully, but not too carefully. First love is something you won’t forget, so make it count.