Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dissecting a quote...

"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets..."

Does that mean you shouldn't do things you would regret or you shouldn't regret the things you do? Every action will teach you a lesson and if you are smart you will learn from your mistakes, right? But maybe a person shouldn't do things they know they will someday reget in the first place. It's really kind of a fine line of thinking here. I guess the part that I should be focusing on here would be the "life is too short part" because even if we get 100 years in this life (which most of us will not), it will still go by faster than we want it to so we should start living it right now.

"so love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't..."

Why waste time, energy and love on people who are just going to treat you like dirt? Love is a precious thing and we all deserve to experience it in our lifetimes. There are too many people in this world who will never get to experience the sensations of unconditional love (be it from a lover, partner, friend, or family member) so those of us that do find it should cherish it for what it's worth...more than anything you could ever hope to have...and toss aside those that just aim to bring us down.

"and believe that everything happens for a reason."

I whole-heartedly believe this statement. Everything has a reason. People come into your lives to fulfill a purpose, they leave your life to teach you something. Things happen because they needed to happen, to set in motion the events that are to come next. Good things and bad things, happy things and sad all brings about a change and makes clear a direction in which one should travel on the paths of this life. Embrace everything as a learning experience even if you don't understand why it happened. Just know that it happened for a reason.

"If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it."

If you live your life walking on the sidewalk instead of zooming down the street in that gorgeous car, what kind of life are you living? Everything doesn't always need to be safe. Take a chance. Leap before you look. Speak before you think. If it profoundly changes your life, hang on tight and enjoy the ride for that was a ride you were meant to be on.

"Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it."

Life is the hardest thing you will ever do. Making it from the day you are born to the day you die will be the grandest journey you ever experience and you only get to do it once, so you might as well enjoy it now. Life isn't easy. It hurts, it stings, it will punch you in the face...but it will also light you up in a way that you never thought possible. Watch for those little moments that make it all worthwhile...a touch, a kiss, a smile, a butterfly. The little things compound into the largest thing of all and that big thing is worth every tear and every scratch you get along the way. Life is the greatest gift one will ever recieve.

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