I’m having a rough time lately.
Quotes help me get by… but music moreso.
And since i can’t exactly play you guys music, I want to share a few quotes that are quite relevant and meaningful to my life at the moment.
I hope you enjoy… are inspired.. are intrigued.. are thoughtful…
“Photos are the only way to hold on to what you knew.
Because the moments they show never change
When the people in them do.”
That right there is a thinker. I adore that quote. When I was at home, I looked back through photos of middle school… of high school… of college…
I messaged the photos with my old friends to them over Facebook.
Most everyone responded.
Most everyone had something positive to say about the ‘good ol days’
But that was about it
Our conversations faded
As did our connections
But yet we still follow each other on Facebook.
A few of them mentioned that they envied my life. Traveling. Adventuring. Going to far off places. No strings attached. Doing things they only dreamed about.
We all live in different places now. Some in the same cities and towns where I met them.
But then again, I’ve lived in so many cities and met so many people..
And its not that their life is stagnant. They are constantly hanging with friends. Sometimes hiking.. sometimes partying.. sometimes having kids.. sometimes picnics.. beaches.. woods.. bars..
So why am I so scared to settle? to stay in one place?
Its the drive for “newness”… for excitement.. for overcoming the fear of the unknown.. for discovering and getting to know all kinds of beautiful souls..
But those pictures flood me with an onslaught of nostalgia.. of longing.. for what they have… for stability.. for advancing in a career..
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring
All of which have the potential to turn a life around. “
“People will stare. Make it worth their while”
“Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
~Robert A. Heinlein
“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”
“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something good.”
“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.”
“My favorite people are the ones who make me smile when I think of them.”
“You are going to be okay, but maybe not in the way you planned to be.”
“Better to be the one who smiled than the one who didn’t smile back.”
“It took me way too long to realize that you shouldn’t be friends with people who never ask how you’re doing.”
“I was born with an enormous need for affection and a terrible need to give it.”
“Concerning myself less with getting from
a to b
And more with what
along the way.”
Never ignore someone who loves you and cares about you. ‘Cause one day you may realize you lost the moon while counting stars.
“I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.”
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
“Waiting around for someone else to make you happy is the best way to be sad.”
“People know your name, not your story. They’ve heard what you’ve done, but not what you’ve been through. So take their opinions of you with a grain of salt. In the end, it’s not what others think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts. Sometimes you have to do exactly what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else.” – Unknown
“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”
….and in that light… so many feelings and worries and anxieties I cannot put into words… so many hopes I fear to put into light… looking for the answers of the questions I haven’t formed yet.
… but good things are in store… I can feel it…
After all, everyday might not be good, but there is good in everyday….