note to self.
“There is an inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself, who knows she is capable of anything she puts her mind to. There is a beauty in the strength and determination of a woman who follows her own path, who isn’t thrown off by obstacles along the way. There is a beauty about a woman whose confidence comes from experiences - who knows she can fall, pick herself up, and go on.”
“Don’t dwell on the past. Your history can’t be erased, but your future has yet to be written. Make the most of what’s going to happen instead of worrying about what you can’t change. Don’t waste your time being sad, because you’re wasting away moments in which you could be happy. It’s taken me awhile, but i’m learning that letting go of the past is a good thing. It doesn’t mean forgetting, it just means moving on. And you can’t enjoy the present when you’re stuck in the past. Don’t cry for what might have been, don’t live in the past. It was supposed to be forever? Well forever doesn’t always lasts. Lift your head and dry your tears, forget about yesterday. We had the time of our life, but we must move on. Let it fade away.”
…and most of all BE HAPPY AGAIN. Find out what makes you happy. It might be hard and you might think it’s not possible; but nevertheless, I would like for you to try. The world is a better place when you smile. :)
…so today let’s fall in love with the person in the mirror, the one you see everyday but seldom truly look at, the one who gives more than they ever take. Today let’s take nothing, not this day, not this moment, not this chance, not even ourselves, for granted.
Let’s first love who we are.
Letting go doesn’t mean giving up… it means moving on. It is one of the hardest things a person can do. Starting at birth, we grasp on to anything we can get our hands on, and hold on as if we will cease to exist when we let go. We feel that letting go is giving up, quitting, and that as we all know is cowardly. But as we grow older we are forced to change our way of thinking. We are forced to realize that letting go means accepting things that cannot be. It means maturing and moving on, no matter how hard you have to fight yourself to do so.
If love fails, set yourself free, let your heart spread its wings and fly again. Remember you may find love and lose it, but when love dies, you never have to die with it.
Always remember you are unique and you are important. There is no one else in the world quite like you. You are special. There never has been and there never will be anyone like you again.
Don’t let people take away your respect for yourself. No matter what they say or do remember that you are very important and a worthwhile person, and always retain respect for yourself. They cannot take away your self respect and dignity, for you control what you think of yourself and no one else.
You have your own special qualities and talents, and though you may not have the talents and gifts that someone else has, you have your own talents and gifts that others do not have. No one else can be you. Only you can be you. Try to be the best you possible.
Remember also that you are important to other people. You cannot help but touch the lives of other people as you go through life. There are many people who need your love and support, and who look up to you, and want to emulate you. People you may not even be aware of need you, and watch your life, and if you give up and fail yourself, you are failing them and letting them down too.
And you are important in the eyes of God.
-Walter Westfall —- Illinois
“There are times in our lives when we are swept over by raging emotions, times when we are overwhelmed by sadness, overcome by misery. Times when we feel that we are loved only for the things that they could get from us and not for who really are. It is natural to feel this way.
Sometimes we all need to be alone, to feel blue, to feel lonely, to listen to a song and cry.”
Find the one you can be yourself around, you can say whatever you want, you can laugh, you can smile, you can scream, you can hug, you can kiss, you can fight and make up at the very end of the night but you’re still absolutely crazy about each other.