Monday, August 4, 2014

good reminders.

lately i've gone through a lot of transitions.
lately i've had to let go of hopes or expectations of others.
lately i've been disappointed by people who i thought had deeper character.
i've swallowed some big hurts.

but isn't that everyone's story?
isn't that exactly enough reason alone to be kind to everyone you meet.
to just always love.
to not be jealous or sad or angry.
(easier said then done).
in my head i believe & mean all those things 110%.
my heart, sometimes acts less responsibly.

this beautiful quote by Maya Angelou keeps showing up these days,
via random encounters & kindred spirits.
it's such a simple and lovely reminder of the life i hope i'm living,
at least most of the time:

“I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

love the ones you've got.

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