1. Everyone makes mistakes, and then you learn from them. If you ever happen to make the same mistake twice, the second time isn’t a mistake. It’s a choice.
2. The women who don’t seek attention are usually the women you need to be giving your attention to.
3. Not everyone or everything is worth fighting for. Sometimes what seems promising is nothing but a scenario and an ending that we’ve created in our heads. Throwing in the towel doesn’t always mean that you’re weak. It just means that you are strong enough to let go and allow God to take over. Whatever is meant to be…will be.
4. Whether we like it or not, whether we try to or not, whether we fight it or not, we always end up falling for the one who is horribly wrong for us.
5. Did you ever notice, that when people tell you you’ve changed, it’s only because you stopped acting the way they want you to?
6. Dear Tummy, sorry for all the butterflies. Dear Pillow, sorry for all the tears. Dear Heart, sorry for the damage. Dear Brain, you were right.
7. Never tell God how big your problems are, but tell your problems how big your God is.
8. Sometimes the person you want the most is the person you’re best without.
9. Passion. One of the number one things that we look for in our partners. It’s a universal desire for someone to be passionate about you. It’s a plus when they are passionate about their own life, and about things that are important to them. It brings fervor and fire into any relationship and makes every day exciting. It’s odd that this is something we look for in people, as if there are people who aren’t passionate at all. Shouldn’t everyone have something that excites, defines and drives them? Otherwise, life would be boring and meaningless. Passion should not be optional.
10. The funny thing is, nobody ever really knows how much anybody else is hurting. We could be standing next to somebody who is completely broken and we wouldn’t even know it.
11. Helping people- that’s the key to life, the key to happiness. As an adult, you can get wrapped up in yourself and your career. A little secret, and one of the greatest ways to break that, is to stop thinking about yourself for a second.
12. Life can’t promise pure happiness, but everything would be better if you learn to accept the things you can’t change.
13. HEY YOU. Yes, you. Stop being unhappy with yourself. You are perfect. Stop wishing you looked like someone else or wishing people like you as much as they like someone else. Stop trying to get attention from those who hurt you. Stop hating your body, your face, your personality, your quirks. Love them. Without those things, you wouldn’t be you and why would you want to be anyone else? Be confident with who you are. Smile. It’ll draw people in. If anyone hates on you because you are happy with yourself, then that’s their problem. My happiness will not depend on others anymore. I’m happy because I love who I am. I love my flaws. I love my imperfections. They make me “me.” And “me” is pretty amazing.
14. I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.
15. Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end, we are all just searching for the truth, that which is greater than ourselves.
16. You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There’s still lots of good in the world.
17. People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle & shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
18. Take chances, take a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up and with whom, it always ends up just the way it should be. Your mistakes make you who you are. You learn and grow with each choice you make. Everything is worth it. Say how you feel, always. Be you, and be okay with it.
19. In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, we will understand only what we are taught.
20. “I can see and understand only a little about God now, and all I know is hazy and blurred, but someday, I will see everything clearly, just as clearly as God sees into my heart right now.” 1 Corinthians 13:12