“Everyone has their weak spot. The one thing that, despite your best efforts, will always bring you to your knees, regardless of how strong you are otherwise.”—Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key (via creatingaquietmind)
“As long as I’ve been BREATHING, people have been DECEIVING! Been through the BREAK-UPS, BACKSTABS and LIES… I got a whole list of people I despise! They have never taken me DOWN with them, and they NEVER will… coz on my OWN two feet, I stand STILL. So if you got my trust, dont LOSE it… and if you got my LOVE- don’t ABUSE it.”—May Ann G.
“If you want your life to have impact, focus it! Stop dabbling. Stop trying to do it all. Do less. Prune away even good activities and do only that which matters most. Never confuse activity with productivity. You can be busy without a purpose, but what’s the point?”—
“To change your life, you must change the way you think. Behind everything you do is a thought. Every behavior is motivated by a belief, and every action is prompted by an attitude. God revealed this thousands of years before psychologists understood it: “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.”—
“The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Graves, caution lights called Family and you will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.”—
“We’d all like to believe that our most intimate relationships are unconditional, and strong enough to withstand whatever may come. However, at some point in our lives most of us need to face the fact that relationships require effort to keep them strong and positive, and that even wonderful, strong relationships can be destroyed by neglect.”—
“Accept me as I am - I have no guarantee. A claim to perfection I have not. Perfect I cannot be. I, like you…..am human. Prone to make mistakes. Failure is not a character flaw, just a part of the human make-up. I live, I laugh and I also learn. My knowledge is incomplete. I am searching all the time, in waking hours, as well as sleep. I have a long road to travel, as well as you do. We learn our lessons on the way. Wisdom we shall acrue. Accept me as I am because I am….me. And you are you. No one like me in the world. That is my only guarantee.”—
“And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can’t ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it’s already happened.”—Douglas Coupland (via kari-shma)