“Appreciate the people who try to make you smile because you don't know what they're going through. Maybe they're doing it because they don't want you to feel the misery and sorrow they're dealing with. Maybe they don't want you to get broken and torn as they did. Maybe seeing you happy somehow brighten up the darkness within them.
Maybe it's one of the reasons why they continue to hold onto life.”
"And at last I see the light And it's like the fog has lifted. And at last I see the light And it's like the sky is new. And it's warm and real and bright. And the world has somehow shifted. All at once everything looks different Now that I see you."
1. The accountable and responsible grown up who doesn't let pride come before reliability. 2. The girl who wakes up at the same time every morning and uses a planner and checks her calendar before making commitments. 3. The girl who drinks coffee when it's convenient on a day out in a cafe or on a study day, not as a daily drug. The girl who drinks water every day and only drinks water. 4. An unapologetic warrior. The type who doesn't feel weak for having bottled up emotions and doesn't feel like a child being teased for everything. The type who is blunt and honest and confident enough to make anyone who questions her question why they ever felt it was ok to do so. 5. The girl who works out 5 times a week no matter what time of year it is or what sport season it is. Working out is for me not for the team. I can be a healthy and active person all year round and lend my commitment to sports when it's time. 6. The girl who makes her bed and does one thing every day. A day wasted in bed is a day someone else could have lived better. Someone else always wishes they had the resources and opportunities in my hands and a day wasted in bed dishonors my past and future. 7. The girl who is hopeful. Hopeful for a better tomorrow every day and hopeful for all of the horrible weighing troubles to ease.
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing Something.
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.