As 5:30PM comes around and I’m still here sitting at work waiting for yet another meeting to start I have to sit back and reflect on how nicely everything has fallen into place. I’m in the best financial position I’ve ever been in, I’m able to look ahead and work towards all my future goals with the utmost confidence, my kids are healthy and I’m giving them as much stability as I can with hopes that soon they’ll have all the stability in the world and I’m getting married to a man that has helped stand me up, dust me off and take every step to where I am right now. I look forward to every single day now. Do you know what an amazing feeling that is?? I used to dread waking up every morning and having a whole day to face. That was a horrible feeling. I’m elated with the turn my life has taken and knowing that its only going to get better is more motivation to do and be anything I want. Sometimes you just have to sit back and reflect.
Don’t be afraid of messiness.
Isn’t the sun messy with its love?
Doesn’t rain bring life and spoilage
with one sleek stroke?
Can’t beauty sometimes disguise itself
Isn’t a piece of dust allowed to sing?
Happiness already knows
we often forget to unwrap it.
It just lies quietly, a dazzling seed
inching upward in our hard ground,
waiting for our eyes
to become Spring.
(via Open Spirit)
Maybe. . .we were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.
Maybe . . . when the door of happiness closes, another opens; but, often times, we look so long at the closed door that we don’t even see the new one which has been opened for us.
Maybe . . . it is true that we don’t know what we have until we lose it, but it is also true that we don’t know what we have been missing until it arrives.
Maybe . . . the happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
Maybe . . . the brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; after all, you can’t go on successfully in life until you let go of your past mistakes, failures and heartaches.
Maybe . . . you should dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you dream of, and want to do.
Maybe . . . there are moments in life when you miss someone — a parent, a spouse, a friend, a child — so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real, so that once they are around you appreciate them more.
Maybe . . . the best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.
Maybe . . you should always try to put yourself in others’ shoes. If you feel that something could hurt you, it probably will hurt the other person, too.
Maybe . . you should do something nice for someone every single day, even if it is simply to leave them alone.
Maybe . . . giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they will love you back. Don’t expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart; but, if it doesn’t, be content that it grew in yours.
Maybe . . . happiness waits for all those who cry, all those who hurt, all those who have searched, and all those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of all the people who have touched their lives.
Maybe . . . you shouldn’t go for looks; they can deceive; don’t go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile, because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile.
Maybe . . you should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy
Maybe . . . you should try to live your life to the fullest because when you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling but when you die, you can be the one who is smiling and everyone around you crying.
That’s the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier then seeing someone have a good fucking life