“I admit it’s tempting to wish for the perfect boss, or the perfect parent, or the perfect outfit, but the best anyone of us can do is not quit. Play the hand we’ve been given, and accessorize the outfit we’ve got.”—Sex and the city. Season 4 Episode 17
In Arabic, they say Qalb 3ala Qalb, which roughly translates to “hearts in sync”. In essence, it’s talking about telepathy, and the unspoken words, and how they are not necessary in order to bond. What I love about it most is that it isn’t restrictive to romantic love, but instead it is open to any love at all. You would say it when you bump into someone you adore unexpectedly, at the grocery store maybe, or in the middle of traffic. Or even when you say something at the same time as someone else. The idea is that these things happen because your hearts are connected, and that somewhere along this telepathic journey, they bumped into, or brushed past one another, and that, because they were meant to meet, they always, always will. They will always find a way to each other. That’s comforting to me. (via thelittlephilosopher)
“Most believe there are two types of people who go into a crucible; the ones who grow stronger from the experience and survive it, and the ones that die.
But there’s a third type. The ones who learn to love the fire. They choose to stay in their crucible because its easier to embrace the pain when it’s all they know anymore.”—Arrow
“Do not settle for less than exactly what you want. Your heart’s desires are there for a reason. Chase them. Pursue them relentlessly. Do not lose sight of your goals. They are your very reason for being.”—Franki Durbin (via artistsuffer)
“Write. Start writing today. Start writing right now. Don’t write it right, just write it — and then make it right later. Give yourself the mental freedom to enjoy the process, because the process of writing is a long one. Be wary of ‘writing rules’ and advice. Do it your way.”—Tara Moss (via wethinkwedream)
We see actors, musicians, athletes and look up to them. It could be their sense of celebrity, fame, richness and influence that makes us believe they are our everyday heroes. I admit their talent may influence our lives for the better, but one does not need to look that far to see a true hero quality.
I was driving back from a doctor’s office when I noticed a man- aged approx in his late 50’s to early 60’s, walking on the sidewalk with a younger gentleman in his 30’s. My first glimpse of them was their backs. The younger man had his arm around the older man as they go for a stroll in the morning sun. This affected me on a deep level, as I do not normally see father/son close interaction like this anymore.
As I look closely however, I realized the younger man had a mental disability of some sort, and was leaning on his father in order to walk without getting distracted by the traffic. This got my emotions running. The 30 plus years of dedication this father has to his son is remarkable. I witnessed many parents with healthy children that don’t spend much time with their kids. Or they complain they aren’t behaving in a way they want them to. They could go to bed relaxed, knowing their child can take care of themselves- brush their teeth, fix a snack, take a shower, etc. But parents with children with disabilities do not have that luxury, and they do not think of it as a burden. They proudly take time to properly take care of their children well into adult years. They did not ask for a challenge, nor did they abandon their child when things got tough. Their patience, understanding and dedication is something that goes beyond the recognition of what a “hero” is. That to me, are people I look up to.
“I think your 20s are the hardest part of life. I mean, everyone goes on about how hard it is to be a teenager, but actually I think it’s tougher to be in your 20s because you’re expected to be a grownup and expected to earn your own living and be successful and I think you feel like a kid still.”—Nigel Cole
Chaos is a ladder
Many who try to climb it fail, never get to try again
The fall breaks them
And some, given a chance to climb- they refuse.
They cling to the realm,
or the gods,
Only the ladder is real.
The climb is all there is.