I received this in an email today (04/28/08)and wanted to share my thoughts....
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve
never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.
Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.
I think that sometimes we expect those we care about in our lives to be perfect. But as we grow, we realize that this will not be the case and understanding that is the beginning of being content with those we love and loving them unconditionally.
We are only human. This statement should not be an excuse, but a reminder that we are going to fall short. But as long as we have the desire and are willing, we can pick ourselves up and start anew. That is what is special about our free will. It is
amazing to think about the ’audacity of hope.’ In spite of, we can press forward in any situation because with perseverance and faith, we know that we will prevail.
Nothing can ever stay the same too long because anything that is stagnant dies. A dear friend of mine has a quote that says:
’I am just like the PHOENIX, I continue to die and then I am reborn from the ashes of my former self. I rise stronger, more powerful, and a significantly wiser human being than ever before. I shine even brighter. As I carry my light to the darkest sectors of our world.’
--Eric Michael Brown
With each new day we have an opportunity to be better, to grow wiser, to live passionately, to care and to love more deeply, and to live life like we mean it.
LIVE with pUrPoSe.
LIVE for pUrPoSe.
LIVE on pUrPoSe.
That's my twenty-nine cents. Blessings.