Wait for time. Make it.
Wait for love. Feel it.
Wait for money. Earn it.
Wait for the path. Find it.
Wait for the Opportunity. Create it.
Don’t go for less. Get the best.
Compare. Be Unique.
Fight your misfortune. Transform it.
Avoid failure. Use it.
Dwell on a mistake. Learn from it.
Back down. Go around.
Close your eyes. Open your mind.
Run from life. Embrace it.
The most selfish 1 letter word — I — AVOID IT.
The most satisfying 2 letter word– WE — USE IT.
The most poisonous 3 letter word — EGO — KILL IT.
The most used 4 letter word — LOVE — VALUE IT.
The most pleasing 5 letter word — SMILE — KEEP IT.
The fastest spreading 6 letter word – – RUMOUR – – IGNORE IT.
The hardest working 7 letter word — SUCCESS – – ACHIEVE IT.
The most enviable 8 letter word – – JEALOUSY – – DISTANCE IT.
The most powerful 9 letter word – – KNOWLEDGE – – ACQUIRE IT.
The most essential 10 letter word – – CONFIDENCE – – TRUST IT.
Hear with your heart, see with your soul, be guided by a hand that you cannot hold, and trust even if you cannot see. That’s how faith must be.
If we could shrink the WORLDS’s population to a village of exactly 100 people with all the ratios remaining the same there would be
21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
1 would be near death
1 would be near birth
1 would have a college education
1 would own a computer
This is a fun list and if you can think of any feel free post them in your comments.
Only in America can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.
Only in America will you find handicap parking in front of a skating rink
Only in America do drugstores make the sick walk to the back of the store to get their prescriptions and cigarettes are at the front
Only in America do people order a double cheeseburger, large fries and a diet coke.
Only in America do banks leave both doors open and then chain pens to the counters.
Only in America do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put useless junk in our garage.
Only in America do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won’t miss a call.
Only in America do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.
Only in America do we use the word politics to describe the process so well. Poli in Latin mean “many” and tics mean “bloodsucking creatures.”
Only in America do they have drive up ATM machines with Braille.
At some point in our lives we find ourselves struggling to let go, clinging to old habits or resentments making our progress forward difficult or seemingly impossible. We summon our stubborn pride when faced with an impasse in life, thrashing about hopelessly, fighting our defects. We recall the feelings of shame over past binges and the heartbreak over a failed relationship, living for a “me” instead of a “we” perspective, old habits die slow.
Change is frightening, the past may have been miserable but it was familiar. The necessity TO change, we fall back and our instinct is to fight. Intense feelings offered by the memories that haunt us and consumed by old habits and negative thought patterns, old habits die slow. The thought patterns that consume us suffocates our hopes, buries our dreams and prevents living from a “me” perspective.
We don’t have to fight anymore, if we pause in the midst of our struggles we can give ourselves time to let a new realization sink in, we have another choice, surrender. We can stop manipulating situations, surrender control and trust events will unfold on their own. Surrendering our control is an act of trust and a step towards self-acceptance and through acceptance we can find our serenity.
Surrender is not giving up, it is exchanging “we” for “me” and letting go. Letting go of old habits and negative thoughts we no longer feel alone, stronger than ever and share with others our personal experiences with the challenges of change, listening to others and not dismissing their ideas or their stories. Gaining a connection with others will help build a spiritual foundation that will sustain us in troubled times.
Times of pain are always opportunities to for growth. We don’t need to solve all our problems in a day and we don’t need to do it by ourselves. There are times were it may be easy to slip into those old ways of thinking, looking for impulsive, desperate or easy solutions but we need to remember our options our different. We may feel afraid when we are confronted with a problem but by cultivating a positive attitude based on faith and hope we can now put in perspective.
We are humans and personal growth is part of our experience and with all the freedom which it brings never be scared to take that leap of faith, never stop loving you and remember change is necessary in life and necessary change is good because in order to move forward we need to let go.
I love motivational quotes, points to ponder, interesting facts and random trivia. My friends bombard me with links, memes and videos almost daily. I came across this one I posted on my Facebook a couple of years ago and feel compelled to share and feel free to reblog.
- That we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
- Something you do in an instant can give you heartache for life
- You should always leave loved ones with words of love, it may be the last time you see them.
- We are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
- You control your attitude or it controls you.
- My best friend and I can do anything or nothing and still have a great time.
- Sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you are down will be the ones who helps you get up.
- Sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be but doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
- Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them too doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.
- Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you have had and what you learned from them and less to do with how many years you have lived.
- It isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others but sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
- Just because two people argue doesn’t mean they don’t love each other and just because they don’t argue it doesn’t mean they do love each other.
- You shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret, it may change your life forever.
- Sometimes the people that you love most in life are taken from you way too soon.
- You can’t make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved, the rest is up to them.
- No matter how much you care some people just don’t care back.
- It takes years to build up trust and just seconds to destroy it.
- It’s not what you have in life that counts but who you have.
- You can keep going, long after you think you can’t
- There are people who love you dearly but just don’t know how to show it.
- Even when you feel you have no more to give a friend cries out and you find the strength to help.
- That our background and circumstances may have influenced our lives but we are responsible for who we become.
Well, there you have it.. What do you guys think? I think that life is meant to be simple but our choices and influences and lots of other things we make it much more difficult than it should be.
What do you think?
Being gay in America does not define you, nor is it a social demotion. I did not make the rules, but I know how to play the game. I am not, refuse to be, like to hang around or be compared to the gay stereotype. It is ugly, socially unacceptable, not respected and over dramatic.
I have made it an issue to be different and to gain respect for who I am. I have also made it an issue to fight the stereotype so I stay away from the “community” as much as I can, but that has ironically worked against me.
I will not and do not hide the fact that I am gay. I will continue to be different, fight the stereotype and will be the first person to stand for equal rights. It is a long way from where it could be or should be.
It’s time that we stop perpetuating stereotypes. How are we going to gain the respect of society and argue for equal rights when our pride celebrations include gratuitous nudity, simulated sex acts and Dikes on Bikes being recognized as parade participants.
There is nothing wrong with expressing ourselves but it goes much further when that expression comes with some respect.
Respect ourselves; Express ourselves; accept ourselves.
My sexuality does not define me. I do.
Time, the whole concept is a dichotomy in life. I mean, where is it when you want more of it and why won’t it slow down when it goes too fast? I suppose time is symbolic of life in general and perhaps we should just embrace it and quit looking for more of it or hoping that it slows down. I’m pretty sure I’ll be okay without wanting to find more of it but there are times where I will definitely wishing or wanting it to slow down because I don’t like when things are moving too fast, like the first 10 days.
This past year seemed to fly right on by. I did see lots of personal changes last year which can explain why it seemed to zip on by. After all, in one year I sold all my possessions, said my goodbyes to all my friends and family and gave up all that I knew and comfortable with and moved to Tennessee and then later to Virginia, doing this all for a relationship that became an absolute disaster which found me moving back to California with all this taking place in a span of 365 days. It is no wonder and should come as no surprise to me that time and life seemed to fly right by.
Hmm… then I had an epiphany. Is time relative to how fast WE are moving through life? The old clique, time goes by slow when you are having fun makes a bit more sense if we put it in perspective. Well, I am still waiting for the answer to that question because if the first 10 days of this new year stands in as a benchmark with time being relative to how fast we move through life, let’s just say I am in for another long year that will fly right on by. Make sense? It will if you look at the dichotomy of time relative the dichotomy in life.
Exactly the reason why life in general is never easy to explain and even more so to understand which is why after these first 10 days I decided to quit thinking about life and time and start living life. There is nothing wrong with trying to understand life but becomes a problem if you stop living life to understand life.
Time to start living and embrace all that life will bring and quit wasting my time on wondering WHY.