Just as a flower dies before the seeds for new flowers can be released, some experiences must end before the seeds for new experiences can be released. Appreciate what was, but know that great things will soon be.
Every great, big wish deserves to be fulfilled... Send yours out into the world. Feed it with hope, grow it with love, pursue it with passion, and watch it grow, develop, mature, and become one of the most amazing things you've ever set eyes on.
Sometimes, you have to get to a point of total frustration before you'll be ready to make a big change. Don't wait for what anyone else should do but hasn't yet and likely won't. Instead, look for what is up to you and what you can do to change the situation for the better... even if it means walking away entirely.
Do you remember being told as a child, "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game?" Well, that's just about the best advice for life that you can get. How do you play? You try your best. You are honest. If there's a foul you call foul even if people disagree. And no matter the odds against you, until that last buzzer sounds, you just don't give up. That's how you play the game.
A tree stands alone on the precipice, its fingers dug deep in the sand. Though time and the elements eat at its world, it proudly, defiantly stands. Its branches still reaching for heaven, its roots bare and washing away. To all others its fate has clearly been seen, yet it stands, more determined each day. One more day it gives shade to the weary. One more day it replaces our air, one more day it is given to fulfill the plan of the Almighty Father up there. We can learn from this proud little sapling, when we look deep into... Read more »
After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security, and you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child, and you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too... Read more »