It's okay to fall apart for a little while. You don't always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well. You shouldn't be concerned with what other people are thinking either, cry if you need to, its healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again. And a smile doesn't always mean a person is happy. Sometimes it simply means they are strong enough to face their problems.
I love thunderstorms. The hiss of the wind. The boom of the thunder. The lightning that lights up the sky. Why? Because of the chaos. Because sometimes in this boring scheduled life, this waiting-for-Friday-Night life that we all lead, we just need the world to remind us that not everything is routine. Sometimes, nature can't handle the pressure, that even the sky has to explode.
Sometimes, somebody writes a song that you swear it was written just for you or about you. It never grows old or out of style, and the words make perfect sense. And no matter how many times you listen to it, that song will always have a special place in your heart.
Sometimes love is a surprise, an instant of recognition, a sudden gift at a sudden moment that makes everything different from then on. Some people will say that's not love, that you can't really love someone you don't know. But, I'm not so sure. Love doesn't seem to follow a plan; it's not a series of steps. It can hit with the force of nature--an earthquake, a tidal wave, a storm of wild relentless energy that is beyond your simple attempts at control.
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the coffee. When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups have been taken up, leaving... Read more »