It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. And so, you keep the memories, but you find yourself moving on.
I guess, if anything, it’s about taking chances, even when you think you’re all out of chances. It’s about forgiveness and unconditional love, even when it seems like you should do only the opposite. It’s about trusting God that puts people in your life at certain moments, so that you can capitalize on the opportunity. It’s all about the possibility. It’s all about what you do with those possibilites. 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.
You don’t think that I knew you well? Maybe I didn’t know the exact town you were born in, or the time of day you were born. Maybe I didn’t know all the names of your aunts and uncles, and maybe I got some of the names of your friends mixed up. But don’t try to tell me that I didn’t know you. I could see by the way you looked at me when I passed you in the hallway what type of day you were having. When you answered your phone, I could tell what you were doing and how much fun you were having. I knew when something was really wrong, because your face lost its brightness. And I knew you just needed a friend because I could tell from the sound of your voice. So don’t try to tell me that I didn’t know you- I knew you better than you knew yourself. Don’t say I forgot about you either because you know you were the one that pushed me away.
Take chances. Tell the truth. Date someone totally wrong for you. Say no. Spend all your cash. Fall in love. Get to know someone random. Be random. Say “I love you.” Laugh at a stupid joke. Cry. Get revenge. Apologize. Tell someone how much they mean to you. Tell the asshole how you feel. Let someone know what they’re missing. Laugh until your stomach hurts. (Life. Your. Life.)
When you truly care for someone, you don’t look for faults. You don’t look for answers. You don’t look for mistakes. Instead, you fight the mistakes. You accept the faults and overlook excuses. The measure of love is when you love without measure. There are rare chances that you will meet the person you love and the person that loves you back. So once you have it, don’t let go. The chance may never come your way again.
Sometimes, there’s nothing to be said. Sometimes, nothing should be said. I just want to find someone that won’t run away; someone to look at me in the eyes and tell me that it’s okay that things don’t always go right. That is how life works, and how it will always work. That it’s not going to be easy. Today, tomorrow, the next day, but somehow, it’ll get better.
For some reason, a long time ago, you and I said that on this day, we would set everything aside and try to find some meaning in the chaos in the world around us. So in spite of all the people who will fight around you, the family members who will argue, the ones who’ll tell you it’s all a waste of time and money, on your own or with someone else, you go out there and you find a moment. One serene, beautiful moment, when the world and everything in it makes sense. It’s rare. And it doesn’t get handed to you on a platter. Which is why you’ve got an entire day to look for it.
Courage is a hard thing to figure out. You can have courage based on a dumb idea or a mistake, but you are not supossed to question adults, or your coach, or your teachers. Because they make the rules. Maybe they know the best or maybe they don’t. It all depends on who you come and where they come from. Didn’t at least all six hundred guys think about giving up and joining the other side? I mean the Valley of Death! That’s pretty salty stuff. That’s why courage is tricky, should you always do what others tell you to do. Sometimes, you might not even know why you do something. I mean, any fool can have courage. But honor, that’s the real reason you do something, or you don’t. It’s who you are and maybe who you want to be. If you die trying for something important,then you have both honor and courage, and that’s pretty good. I think that’s what the writer was saying, that you should have hope for courage and try for honor, and maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some too. - The Blind Side
There is this one boy in my life. He means a whole lot to me. I will never be over him, and I will never ever forget him. I don’t know where the roads of life will take me, but when I look back at high school, he will be one of the people I’ll see first. He makes me laugh, he makes me smile, he makes me want to be a better person. I get jealous all the time- but he is no way mine and will most likely never be; but I can’t help it. And even though that is true, I don’t mind being his friend. I would do absolutely anything for him, and I think he knows that. And people tell me to move on, or forget about him, I never will. All the time, I pretend nothing is bothering me and that I don’t need him. And I’m okay with that. I’ll be a friend to him forever and ever, as long as that means I’ll always be a part of his life.
I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself. Movies show you the pink house. A good book tells you there’s a pink house and lets you paint some finishing touches, maybe choose the roof style, park your own car out front. My imagination has always topped anything a movie could come out with.
Kids, you need to know some things. First off, life isn’t all about who you’re dating, or what you’re wearing. As much as you think people care, they don’t really care how perfect your hair is, or how ripped you are. Yes, you need to take care of yourself, but there are more important things in life. The world doesn’t care about your 90% average, or your first place dance award. Acne will go away, and your haircut will grow back out. Life is meant to be fun, it’s about living for moments, and not for people. Life is about how you live, not about how you look. You CAN spend all weekend lying in bed, watching movies, or you CAN go out and party all weekend. As long as you’re enjoying life, as long as you’re happy, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing. If it’s not fun, then it’s not worth doing. So please be young and enjoy your life. It’s too short to be miserable.
The hurt began to fade and it was easier to just let go. At least I thought it was. But in every boy I met in the next few years, I found myself looking for you, and when the feelings got too strong, I’d write you another letter. But I never sent them, in fear of what I might find. By then, you’d gone on with your life and I didn’t want to think about you loving someone else. I wanted to remember us like we were that summer. I don’t ever want to forget that. -Dear John
“You are the light of the world. You are the salt of the earth. You are the one that gives the Earth flavor. You are the one that preserves this earth. You are the one that sheds truth into a third world. You are the one that brings hope where there’s no hope. You are the one who brings in love when there’s hatred. You are the one that brings in respect when there is nothing but complete, total disrespect in the whole world. It is you and I that must do it.”
If we don’t like what we see, we turn around and want something else.
At some point you will realize that you have done too much for someone, that the only next possible step to do is to stop. Leave them alone. Walk away. It’s not like you’re giving up, and it’s not like you shouldn’t try. It’s just that you have to draw the line of determination from desperation. What is truly yours will eventually be yours, and what is not, no matter how hard you try, will never be.
Be kind to everyone. You may not be able to save a person, but at least you weren’t one of the people that didn’t try.
The greatest things in life shouldn’t be avoided because they come with a few complications. Love causes pain, certainly. Inevitably, love is going to lead to as much sorrow and regret as it does joy. How you deal with the bad part of love is what determines your character. Love could work. It would take a strong person to make that kind of commitment; someone with a great sense of self. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you and the one you love simply aren’t meant to be together. The trick is to know when that is, to know when it’s time to fight and when it’s time to part ways.
There’s only so many times you can allow someone to let you down before you can’t handle the disappointment anymore. when things change, people change. there’s a point in life where you get tired of chasing everyone trying to fix things, but it’s not giving up, you’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts.
Sometimes, there are things in our life that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes, change may not be what we want. Sometimes, change is exactly what we need. And sometimes, saying goodbye is the hardest thing you think you’ll never have to do, but sometimes, saying hello again is the thing that breaks you down and makes you more vulnerable than you ever though possible. Sometimes, change is too much to bear. But most of the time, change is the only thing saving your life.
Faith is having the strength to trust in something that you cant see with your eyes or prove scientifically. You believe because your heart tells you that’s where you should go or do or who you should be. Your heart tells you what’s right.