I would rather be ashes than dust I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. ~Jack London
To do every single thing you have ever wanted to do. To do what makes you happy. To smile, to smile at strangers, to smile at yourself in the mirror, to love every moment, to be happiness, to be the light that others need. To emulate what you have always wanted and needed. This is to truly live. So go;
Immerse yourself in life. Quit waiting until tomorrow. stop. start. play. breath.
I have been going through what seems like hell. I have been feeling lonely, ugly,worthless, unwanted, uncared for, you name it. I started purposely hurting myself, drinking, and just wanted to “slowly” kill myself. I reached out to a friend from church and I told her what I was going through. She put together a group of people and they prayed for me. I didn’t instantly feel better. I continued to mope.Then I decided to go to stumbleupon.com and the first site it took me to…..was this one. I started bawling my eyes out. At the same time another friend from church texted me saying “you are beautiful” and she suggested a song called “beautiful” by MercyMe. I bawled my eyes out for a good 15 minutes. I feel better, but I can’t say I am fully recovered, but I am getting somewhere!
It always makes me feel better to know that where you are right now, is where you are meant to be. Do not stress about your surroundings and the pressures around you. Live in the moment and know that whatever happens is exactly what is supposed to.
I know the feeling. When you actually feel like your heart aches. Not because of some silly crush, or a stupid fight… like your heart actually hurts, and you feel like it is being weighed down by ten hundred pounds. I know how it’s hard to get up and put on that smile, and act like everything is fine with you, even if you aren’t feeling fine, and anything could bring you to tears. Honest… I’ve been there. Not all of us have, but so many of us have… all for different reasons. It does get better, and the most important thing is to live each day at a time. Your heart might feel wounded, but every day it will repair and mend itself. You are strong and every day that goes by, you will become even stronger. We are all on this universe together, and we are all connected in some way. Know that you are connected to the universe yourself, and that you can be strong, and that you can do it. Your heart will not always hurt, I promise.
Be you. Be you, regardless of the looks you get. Be you, even if you feel judged. Be you, even if you stand out. Be you, because being you, is what you need to be. Being you is what you were sent on earth to be…. and when you’re you, you’re in the purest form that you can be.