Wednesday, January 30, 2013

mind -> lips -> heart

I feel like writing & sharing today, words I've read that touch the heart. Saying are gluten-free too, unless they have the word gluten in them. ;] So today, I'll be the giving tree. If sayings are too young for you, be young again. If they're too old, learn for those days yet to come. Tomorrow is a new day, a bright new start. You can never go back but only push forward. Here's some gluten-free food, for the heart :]

"Travel light. Live light. Spread light. Be the light."

"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, & dreams are forever." - Walt Disney

“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.” - Barbara De Angelis

"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned for us as to have the life that is waiting for us" - Joseph Campbell

“Life is about doing things that don’t suck with people who don’t suck.” - John Green

“Think of how many people have sat next to you on a bus, train, whatever. Now think how many people have sat next to you on purpose with their fingers crossed in hope that you’ll talk to them. I’m sure somebody has. There’s plenty of times when somebody’s seen you and hoped that you spoke to them, but you never did because you don’t have the guts and neither do they. Don’t go around thinking nobody likes you and that you’re not loved. There’s been plenty of times when a stranger has spotted you and thought “Oh, they’re just my type” but haven’t had the courage or confidence to open their mouth and initiate a conversation. The funny thing is, neither have you.”

“Make sure you marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.” - J.D. Salinger

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” - Kurt Vonnegut

“Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else. But just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breathe in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes.” - The Winter of the Air

“If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path towards happiness, don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action. Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes; because you’ll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up and find yourself lost, simply take a breath and start over. Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart, where your hope lives. You’ll find your way again.”

“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is." - Kurt Vonnegut

“That’s what real love amounts to—letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending, performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act—and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.” - Jim Morrison

"When you meet the other half of your soul, you will understand why all the other lovers had to let you go. When you meet the one who deserves your heart, you'll understand, why you and all the other have to be apart." - Why You’re Single by Amanda Crute

"Above all else, guard your heart; for everything you do flows from it." - Proverbs 4:23

"If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody.  Open your mind, get up off the couch, move." - Anthony Bourdain

"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do." - Andrew Carnegie

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” - Mark Twain

“It’s just funny, the things you don’t let go of..” - Arlen

"Personally, the worst thing a boy can do to a girl is to ignore her while she's loving him with all her heart." - Liam Payne

"You’re single because you’re single. It’s not because you texted too much or too little or waited 33 minutes to respond because he took 23. It’s not because you met up with your ex that night at 5 a.m. that no one knows about, or because you kissed another boy after a date with a loser.
You’re not single because you spit food on that date or tripped coming out the the movie theatre. You’re not single because you hurt your first boyfriend really badly when you were 15 or because you have yet, to this day, to apologize. It’s not because you were secretly jealous when your friend got a boyfriend or that a guy you dated for two months now has a really cute girlfriend and looks really happy. And you’re happy for him. But still ill that he found someone before you.
You’re not single because you slept with your ex boyfriend. You’re not single because half the world found out when you didn’t even want to remember it yourself. You’re not single because you think the guy your friend wants to hook you up with is ugly or not tall enough. It’s not because you’re not willing to put up with someone who doesn’t brush their teeth on a regular basis.
You’re not single because your standards are too high. Good for you for having standards. It’s not because you didn’t like that really, really good guy who wanted to take you on a date and you just weren’t feeling it. And it’s not because you like to wear pajama pants as soon as you get home and wash all the makeup off your face. You’re not single because you didn’t learn enough from the past or would rather chill on a Friday night with your blanket and a cold beer than shower, get ready, and go out. You’re not single because something is wrong with you.
You are single because you are single. It’s really as simple as that. You haven’t made the connection with another heart yet. You can get dolled up, dress cute, cut your hair, dye your hair, tweeze your eyebrows, put on lipstick and you may still. be. single. You can go out to a bar hoping to meet the love of your life and not find a damn one in the place attractive. And it’s going to remain that way until it’s time for you to find one. Stop hoping for it. Start living the life that you do have instead of wishing for things that you don’t have. There will come a time you’ll meet a boy and you’ll have to give up some of this single freedom you currently have. Start being more thankful. Start doing that now." - Anon

"Love as if a blind man could see how much you love" - melissa renee`

“A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.” - Joseph Joubert

"Be yourself. Everybody else is taken." - Anon

"A simple hello could lead to a million things." - Anon

"A certain darkness is needed to see all of the stars." - Anon

"If you never try, then you'll never know." - Coldplay; Speed of Sound

“Someday you’ll find the right person, and you’ll learn to have a lot more confidence in yourself. That’s what I think. So don’t settle for anything less. In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It’s important to combine the two in just the right amount.” - Haruki Murakami

"You don't drive in reverse, so don't look that way" - melissa renee`

"Get over your hill and see what you find there, with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair." - Mumford & Sons

"You were given 5 senses, use them all." - melissa renee`

"A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor."

"When things aren't adding up in your life, start subtracting."

“Sometimes you tell someone to never call you again, and then the phone rings and you hope it’s them. It’s the most twisted logic of all time.” - John Mayer

"Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose." - C.S. Lewis

"You are what you listen to."

"No one is in charge of your happiness except you."

"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, they are for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11

"Today is the oldest you've been and the youngest you'll ever be again"

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly into the past." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

and my favorite...

"The great moments of your life won’t necessarily be the things you do - they’ll also be the things that happen to you… now, I’m not saying you can’t take action, to affect the outcome of your life, you have to take action, and you will… but never forget that on any day you can step out the front door and your whole life can change forever. You see, the universe has a plan kids and that plan is always in motion… a butterfly flaps its wings and it starts to rain. It’s a scary thought, but it’s also kind of wonderful… all these little parts of the machine constantly working… making sure that you end up exactly where you’re supposed to be exactly when you’re supposed to be there… the right place at the right time." – Ted Mosby [How I Met Your Mother Season 4]

hope you enjoyed! - mel

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