1. Everything you want is out there, waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
2. It seems that when dreams come true, they never turn out the same way you dream them. They twist and turn and disappoint, leaving you wanting so much more. I don’t know which is to blame: the dream itself, or the reality that dissolves the dream.
3. It is easy to understand God as long as you don’t try to explain Him.
4. I’m scared that I’m going to end up alone. I’m scared that I’m always going to be somebody’s friend, or sister, or confidant, never quite somebody’s everything. Mostly, I’m scared I’m never going to find a guy that I love.
5. It has been said, “time heals all wounds.” I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, (protecting its sanity), covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.
6. After a while, you learn that you don’t need anyone else in order to survive. No one is ever going to always be there, no matter what they say or what they promise. You just gotta suck it up, accept it, and keep moving on.
7. Knowing is better than wondering. Waking is better than sleeping. And the biggest failure beats the hell out of never trying.
8. The thing is, when she falls, she falls hard. And no matter how many times she says, “I don’t care,” she really does.
9. Remember, God would never take something away from you without the intention of replacing it with something much better.
10. When we were children, we used to think that when we grew up, we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability, to be alive is to be vulnerable.
11. Love, in all its forms is the best gift. The giving of it enriches the lives of both the giver and the receiver. So why is it that there are so many people in this world with no love in their lives? Some people wills ay that they are too picky or that they haven’t found the right person yet. Others complain about their own inadequacies, thus being undeserving of love. The reality is, that these people are all trying to rationalize a basic fear that we all share. The fear of rejection. We fear that by showing our love, we will risk a painful ego-damaging denial. Love is not something that needs to be returned. It is not something that can be refused. If love exists, then it exists. There is no reason to believe that we are only good people if those we love also love us back. The trouble is that most of us have been practicing holding our love back for so long, that we believe there will be one person out there that we can love and so that person had better love us, or we will be forever unloved. If we were to change our thinking, we might see the lie that we have been chained to for so long. Look around you and see all of the people in your life worthy of love. You should be free to care for these people. Show your feelings through words and actions. Perhaps, through your courage, they will find the strength within themselves to escape their own cage. But even if they don’t, you will feel free. You will have let go of one of life’s most powerful fears and it will make you free.
12. Never regret a day in your life. Good days gives you joy, while bad days gives you experience. Both are important for a successful life.
13. Eventually, you’ll meet someone right for you. And whether you share a minute, a month, or a lifetime with them is uncertain. But the fact that you found that person, even if for a moment, means more than the lifespan life allows you to have with them.
14. Never dream of a perfect person to love, it is only an illusion. In this life, we have to settle with someone. Someone not perfect, but REAL.
15. I love that everyone has a story. It’s easy to see someone being rude to you at a store and take it at face value. But if you sit down and talk with people, you realize everyone has a story. When you live with that in mind, you treat each other with more respect. Believe the best in people; we’re all going through stuff. People you would never expect to have a single hard day in their lives have been through some real tragedies.
16. The important thing is not to be bitter over life’s disappointments. Learn to let go of the past and recognize that everyday won’t be sunny. And when you find yourself lost in the darkness and despair, remember it’s only in the black of the night, you can see the stars, and those stars will lead you back home. So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble, to fall, because most of the time, the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most. Maybe you’ll get everything you ever could have imagined. Wo knows where life will take you? The road is long and in the end, the journey is the destination.
17. There is a reason I said I’d be happy alone. It wasn’t because I thought I would be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone, and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It’s easier to be alone. Because what if you learn that you need love? And then you don’t have it. What if you don’t like it? And lean on it? What if you shape your life around it? And then it falls apart. Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It’s like dying. The only difference is, death ends. This? It could go on forever.
18. I wish it could just be simple, like a retro pop song, “I want you to want me.” Boom. End of story. We all live happily ever after. But it is never really like that is it?
19. People come, people go- they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past.
20. In life, you often come across a point. A point where you have to make a choice. Sometimes, you’re so scared from making the wrong choice, you simply go with the safer option. In life, you often make wrong choices, and by the time you figure out what the right one was, it’s not there anymore. Don’t play on the safe side. Taking risks leads to great things. Nothing great comes easy. It requires thrill, chase, and true feelings. Sometimes the safe guys play you the hardest.