Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Life isn't about what happens to you.

These things happen. What other people say doesn't change the way you are. Remember what we always say? It's just part of the journey. Life isn't about what happens to you, it's about how you handle what happens.

"Sometimes when they all talk I feel like shouting, 'So your life went wrong—why assume mine will? Maybe it’ll work for me!' But this would only invite a pitying smile, and a 'she’ll learn' comment. You can’t win with them. You can’t even compete."
--Kate Cann, 'Diving In'

Things are going to be bad, I mean, really bad, and then one day, something will click. It will click so much that it makes you laugh with happiness because you will be so alive and know that what you did was so right.

"Some people love to lead. Some refuse to dance. Some play it safely, while others take a chance. Still, it's a mystery, this place we call the world. Where most live as oysters, while some become pearls."
--Jimmy Buffet

"In the beginning of life, when we are infants, we need others to survive, right? And at the end of life, when you get like me, you need others to survive, right?" His voice dropped to a whisper. "But here's the secret: in between, we need others as well."
--Mitch Albom, 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

"If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were? What if the face you showed the world turned out to be a mask... with nothing beneath it?"
--Jodi Picoult, 'Nineteen Minutes'

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