Sometimes in life you find a special friend...

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Sometimes in life you find a special friend.
Someone who changes your life just by being a part of it.
Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop.
Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world.
Someone who convinces you that
there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it.
This is Forever Friendship....

When you're down and the world seems dark and empty,
your forever friends lift you up in spirit and makes that dark
and empty world suddenly seem bright and full.
Your forever friend gets you through the hard times, the sad times, and the CONFUSED TIMES.

If you turn and walk away, your forever friend follows.
If you lose your way, your forever friend guides you and cheers you on.
Your forever friend holds your hand
and tells you that everything is going to be okay.
And if you find such a friend, you feel happy
and complete because you need not worry....

You have a Forever Friend, and FOREVER has NO END.. !!

Secrets of LOVE...

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*The First Secret: The power of Love.
 

Love begins with our thoughts. We become what we think.
Loving thoughts create loving experiences and loving relationships.
Affirmations can change our beliefs and thoughts about ourselves and others.If we want to love someone, we need to consider their needs and desires. Thinking about your ideal partner will help recognize him or her when you meet.
 
*The Second Secret: The power of Respect.
 

You cannot love anyone or anything unless you first respect them.
The first person you need to respect is yourself. To begin to gain self-respect ask yourself, "What do I respect about myself? "To gain respect for others, even those you may dislike, ask yourself,
"What do I respect about them?"
 
*The Third Secret: The power of Giving.


If you want to receive love, all you have to do is give it!
The more love you give, the more you will receive.
To love is to give of yourself, freely and unconditionally.
Practice random acts of kindness. The secret formula of a happy,
lifelong relationship is to always focus on what you can give instead of you can take.
 
*The Fourth Secret: The power of Friendship.


To find true love you must first find a true friend.
To love someone completely you must love them for who they are
not what they look like. Friendship is the soil through which love's seeds grow.If you want to bring love into a relationship, you must first bring friendship.

 
*The Fifth Secret: The power of Touch.
 

Touch is one of the most powerful expressions of love, breaking down barriers and bonding relationships. Touch changes our physical and emotional states and makes us more receptive to love.
 
*The Sixth Secret: The power of Letting go.


If you love something, let it be free. Even in a loving relationship,
people need their space. If we want to learn to love, we must first learn to forgive and let go of past hurts and grievances. Love means letting go of our fears, prejudices, egos and conditions.

 
*The Seventh Secret: The power of Communication.


To love someone is to communicate with them. Let the people you love know; that you love and appreciate them. Never be afraid to say, "I love you." Never let an opportunity pass to praise and acknowledge someone.
Always leave someone you love with a loving word ... it could be the last time you see them.

 
*The Eighth Secret: The power of Commitment.


If you want to have love in abundance, you must be committed to it.
Commitment is the true test of love. If you want to have loving relationships, you must be committed to loving relationships. When you are committed to someone or something, quitting is never an option. Commitment distinguishes a fragile relationship from a strong,Loving one.

 
*The Ninth Secret: The power of Passion.


Passion ignites love and keeps it alive. Lasting passion does not come through physical attraction alone. It comes from deep commitment, enthusiasm, interest and excitement. The essence of love and happiness are the same, all we need to do is to live each day with passion.

 
*The Tenth Secret: The power of Trust.


You cannot love someone completely unless you trust them completely.
Act as if your relationship with the person you love will never end.
Trust is essential in all loving relationships. Trust yourself, trust others and trust the world. It is the foundation for LOVE. It is very difficult path to follow, but worth the effort.

HAVE A LOVELY DAY...

Something From "Barfi"...

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# If you are in Love, DON'T THINK..

# Feelings do not requisite for words, feelings can flow even in the world of muteness, its selfishness due to which feelings flew away even when words resides in a relation.

# It is better to have a disabled partner who will stand with you, rather than a able person who can is good at making you let down..

# Sing like no one is listening and Love like you NEVER LOST, and Dance Like no one's Watching...

# When we love we may suffer, pillows may get wet in tears but if we Don't Love Then we DON'T LIVE...

# You may have problem in expressing your feelings through words,
you may not understand the depth of things properly,
you may not listen to someone with concentration
but Love will always find its WAY OF COMMUNICATION..

#  Inner Beauty ALWAYS AND ALWAYS trumps the outer looks..
It is the Inner beauty which makes a person beautiful..

# Even if somebody is dark, ugly, bad even then Heart is always Beating in very living being..

# Love gets into the heart like a stray puppy and you will NEVER NEVER LET IT GO OUT..

# Love is not about being happy, its about making the other person happy..Its all about SELFLESSNESS..<3 <3

# Love is blind?? yes as you may get hit by the same pole again and again :D

Alexander And 10 Brahmins Of India - Historical Story of INDIA...

While in India, Alexander took ten of the Brahmins prisoner. These men had a great reputation for intelligence, so Alexander decided to give them a test. He announced that the one who gave the worst answer would be the first to die, and he made the oldest Brahmin the judge of the competition.

Which are more numerous, Alexander asked the first one, the living or the dead? "The living," said the Brahmin, "because the dead no longer count."

Which produces more creatures, the sea or the land? Alexander asked the second. "The land," was his answer, "because the sea is only a part of it."

The third was asked which animal was the smartest of all, and the Brahmin replied: "The one we have not found yet."

Alexander asked the fourth what argument he had used to stir up the Indians to fight, and he answered: "Only that one should either live nobly or die nobly."

Which is older: day or night? was Alexander's question to the fifth, and the answer he got was: "Day is older, by one day at least." When he saw that Alexander was not satisfied with this answer, the Brahmin added: "Strange questions get strange answers."

What should a man do to make himself loved? asked Alexander, and the sixth Brahmin replied: "Be powerful without being frightening. "

What does a man have to do to become a god? he asked the seventh, who responded: "Do what is impossible for a man."

The question to the eighth was whether death or life was stronger, and his answer: "Life is stronger than death, because it bears so many miseries."

The ninth Brahmin was asked how long it was proper for a man to live, and he said: "Until it seems better to die."

Then Alexander turned to the judge, who decided that each one had answered worse than another. "You will die first, then, for giving such a decision," said Alexander. "Not so, mighty king," said the Brahmin, "if you want to remain a man of your word. You said that you would kill first the one who made the worst answer." Alexander gave all of the Brahmins presents and set them free, even though they had persuaded the Indians to fight him.

"The Tablecloth"-Unproven! - A Very Touching Christmas Story...

A pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry, reopened a church in suburban Brooklyn. Excitedly arriving in early October, they saw the opportunities to accomplish something good before them. When they first laid eyes upon the church,  they found it to be very run down and in need of much work. They set a goal, though, to have everything done in time to have their first service on Christmas Eve.

They worked hard, repairing pews, plastering walls, painting, etc., and on Dec 18 were ahead of schedule and just about finished. On December 19 a terrible tempest hit the area, lasting two days.

On the 21st, the pastor went over to the church. His heart sank when he saw that the roof had leaked, causing a large area of plaster about 20 feet by 8 feet to fall off the front wall of the sanctuary just behind the pulpit, beginning about head high. The pastor cleaned up the mess on the floor, and not knowing what else to do but postpone the Christmas Eve service, headed home. On the way he noticed a local business having a  flea market type sale for charity so he stopped in.

One of the items was a beautiful, handmade, ivory colored, crocheted tablecloth with exquisite work, fine colors and a Cross embroidered right in the center. It was just the right size to cover up the hole in the front wall. He bought it and headed back to the church. By this time it had started to snow.  An older woman running from the opposite direction was trying to catch the bus. She missed it. The pastor invited her to wait in the warm church for the next bus 45 minutes later.  She sat in a pew and paid no attention  to the pastor while he got a ladder, hangers, etc., to put up the tablecloth  as a wall tapestry. The pastor could hardly believe how beautiful it looked  and it covered up the entire problem area.

Then he noticed the woman walking down the center aisle. Her face was like a sheet. "Pastor," she said, "where did you get that tablecloth?" The pastor explained. The woman asked him to check the lower right corner to see if  the initials, EBG were crocheted into it there. To his astonishment, he found that they were. These being the initials of the woman. She had made this tablecloth 35 years before, in Austria. The woman could hardly believe it, for the pastor told how he had just acquired the tablecloth.

The woman explained that before the war she and her husband were well-to-do people in Austria. When the Nazis came, she was forced to leave.  Her husband was going to follow her the next week.  She was captured, sent to prison and she never saw her husband or her home again.

The pastor wanted to give her the tablecloth; but she made the pastor keep it for the church.  The pastor insisted on driving her home, that was the least he could do.  She lived on the other side of Staten Island and was only in Brooklyn for the day for a housecleaning job.

What a wonderful service they had on Christmas Eve.  The church was almost full. The music and the spirit were great.  At the end of the service, the pastor and his wife greeted everyone at the door and many said that they would return.

One older man, whom the pastor recognized from the neighborhood, continued

to sit in one of the pews and stare at the Tablecloth on the front wall because it was identical to the one that his wife had made many years ago in Austria before the war and how could there be two Tablecloths so much alike?

He told the pastor how the Nazis came, how he forced his wife to flee for her safety, and he was supposed to follow her, but he was arrested and put in a prison. He never saw his wife or his home again all the 35 years in between.

The pastor asked him if he would allow him to take him for a little ride. They drove to Staten Island and to the same house where the pastor had taken the woman three days earlier.  He helped the man climb the three flights of stairs to the woman's apartment, knocked on the door and he saw the greatest Christmas reunion he could ever imagine.

25 ultimate tips for better life...

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1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. & while you walk, SMILE.
It is the ultimate antidepressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

3. When you wake up in the morning, Pray to ask God's guidance for your purpose, today.

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control.
Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything !

11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12.You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

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

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'

17. Help the needy,Be generous ! Be a 'Giver' not a 'Taker'

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. Time heals everything.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23. Each night before you go to bed ,Pray to God and Be thankful for what you'll accomplish, today !

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25. Share this with everyone to help them lead a happier life..

You Bless Me Like Rain...

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You bless me like rain,
    drenching my life with Your love.
Drops of blessings all different and unique,
    watering every facet of my life.
No need for shelter from your blessings.
No, I flee my hiding place and I run to You.
My spiritual roots are saturated with Your love.
David said, "My cup overflows" (Psalm 23:5, NIV),

    and he's right!
When storms come, You send a rainbow!
When lightning strikes, You are my rod!
When strong winds blow, You are my shelter!
So rain on me Lord, as You see fit to do.
When Jesus washed the disciples feet,
    it was Peter who declared, "not just my feet..." (John 13:9)

You bless me with life eternal, but that wasn't enough.
You bless me with joy everlasting, but that wasn't enough.
You bless me with peace beyond all understanding,
    but that wasn't enough.
So rain on me Lord, with a love supreme.
You bless me like rain,
    showering Your love upon me!

I don't understand why You do this,
    but I realize You love me so much.
It's no wonder that John wrote:
"See what great love the Father
    has lavished on us...!" (1 John 3:1, NIV)

I look at this love from every possible perspective,
    and yet I am humbled by such examples of
    concern, care, and consideration for me.
You watch over my life with the utmost concern!
You nurture me with unbridled care!
You light my path with loving consideration.

So rain on me Lord, as You see fit to do.
When Jesus washed the disciples feet,
    it was Peter who declared, "not my feet only"
You bless me with life eternal, but that wasn't enough.
You bless me with joy everlasting, but that wasn't enough.
You bless me with peace beyond all understanding,
    but that wasn't enough.
So rain on me Lord,
    with a love supreme.

Recipe for a Great Day...

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Life is too short to be unhappy!
Here is a recipe for the best day(s) on Earth...Ingredients:

1. A Handful of Happiness

2. A Handful of Love

3. A Handful of Gratitude...gratitude is one of the strongest positive feelings. We all have something to be grateful for.

4. A Handful of Dreams...feel free to dream big dreams and make small steps towards them.

"To dream anything that you want to dream. That's the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed." ~ Bernard Edmonds

5. A Handful of Freedom

6. A Handful of Creativity...try to be creative in everything you do. Try to do your best every time you are doing something. Do not be afraid to use your imagination. It's such a pleasure to do something new. Feel the joy of creation!

7. A Handful of Laughter...it's difficult to overestimate the role of laughter. It makes us feel good and unites us. In addition it is the best medicine! And it certainly can make any day brighter.

8. A Game...don't be afraid to lose, everybody can lose. One day you will be the winner!

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." ~ Confucius

9. A Handful of Magic...do you believe in magic? Well, you should. Life is full of miracles. In fact, life itself is a big miracle. There are so many things that are beyond our understanding.

"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle." ~ Albert Einstein

10. A Holiday...celebrate every day of your life! Let the spirit of holiday fill each corner of your heart. Why not? You live your life to its fullest and move towards your dreams!

Directions:
Mix the ingredients and start the best day of your life--and do not forget to add some SPICE :)

Nutrition Facts:

- Calories: 0
- Very good for your health
- Makes you feel good

Enjoy and Have a GREAT Day!!!

The Color of Friendship...

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Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel. All claimed that they were the best. The most important. The most useful. The most beautiful. The favorite.

Green said:
"Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees and leaves. Without me, all animals would die. Look over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority."


Blue interrupted:
"You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing."


Yellow chuckled:
"You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a sunflower, the whole world starts to smile. Without me there would be no fun."


Orange started next to blow her trumpet:
"I am the color of health and strength. I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the needs of human life. I carry the most important vitamins. Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and papayas. I don't hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you."


Red could stand it no longer he shouted out:
"I am the ruler of all of you. I am blood - life's blood! I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire into the blood. Without me, the earth would be as empty as the moon. I am the color of passion and of love, the red rose, the poinsettia and the poppy."

Purple rose up to his full height:
He was very tall and spoke with great pomp: "I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs, and bishops have always chosen me for I am the sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me! They listen and obey."


Finally Indigo spoke, much more quietly than all the others, but with just as much determination: "Think of me. I am the color of silence. You hardly notice me, but without me you all become superficial. I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep water. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace."
And so the colors went on boasting, each convinced of his or her own superiority. Their quarreling became louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightening, thunder rolled and boomed. Rain started to pour down relentlessly. The colors crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort.

In the midst of the clamor, rain began to speak:
"You foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don't you know that you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different? Join hands with one another and come to me."

Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands.

The rain continued:
"From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in peace. The Rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow." And so, whenever a good rain washes the world, and a Rainbow appears in the sky, to let us remember to appreciate one another.
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Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life...

“A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys,
and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks,
our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are;
we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be.
Each unveils the best part of the other.
No matter what else goes wrong around us,
with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise.
Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction.
When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up,
chances are we’ve found the right person.
Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.”

124 Amazing and Beautiful Quotes...

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

“Paint the flying spirit of the bird rather than its feathers.” -Robert Henri

“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” -Marc Chagall

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” -Rumi

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” -A.A. Milne

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” -Elizabeth Kubler Ross

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” -Henry Ward Beecher

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, but must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” -Albert Einstein

“Beauty is the illumination of your soul.” -John O’Donohue

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” -Thornton Wilder

“The only journey is the one within.” -Rainer Maria Rilke

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart…” -William Wordsworth

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” -Francis Bacon

“To be an artist is to believe in life.” -Henry Moore

“Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” -Picasso

“The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” -Paul Cezanne

“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” -Andre Gide

“The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off. -Gloria Steinem

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” -Abraham Lincoln

‎”Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we’ll find it.” -Sam Levenson

“You connect yourself to the viewer by sharing something that is inside of you that connects with something inside of him. All you have as your guide is that you know what moves you.” -Steven Brust

‎”At some point everyone must decide if they are a creator or a critic, a lover or a hater, a giver or a taker.” -unknown

“The trouble with having an open mind, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” -Terry Pratchett

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” -John Lennon

“Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -Christopher Robin (to Pooh)

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

“Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.” -E.E. Cummings

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” -Guillaume Apollinaire

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too can become great.” -Mark Twain

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” -Winston Churchill

“Be silent, or say something better than silence.” -Pythagoras

“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.” -Stephen King

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” -Vincent van Gogh

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” -Plato

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.”
-Mother Teresa

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” -Arthur Schopenhauer

“I am not here to change the world. I am changing the world because I am here.” -Lisa Wilson

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.” -Emerson

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself” -Rita Mae Brown

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.” -A. A. Milne

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” -Steve Jobs

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” -André Gide

“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” -Barbara Kingsolver

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” -unknown

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” -Steve Jobs

“It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.” -André Gide

“There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.” -Hindu proverb

“Poor is the soul whose pleasure depends upon the permission of another.” -Madonna

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” -Oscar Wilde

“To create one’s own world takes courage.” -Georgia O’Keeffe

‎”There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
‘I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.’
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.” -Shel Silverstein

“The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be.” -Leo Buscaglia

‎”We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” -Dr. Seuss

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Emerson

“Resist much. Obey little.” -Walt Whitman

‎”If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” -Joseph Campbell

“If you can’t beat them, join them. If you can’t join them, it’s probably because you just tried to beat them.” -unknown

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” -Robert Frost

“A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car.” -Kenneth Tynan

“To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” -Bono

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” -Jack Kerouac

“Do not compromise yourself. You are all you have got.” -Janis Joplin

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“If it adapts itself to what the majority of our society wants, art will be a meaningless recreation.” -Albert Camus

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” -Kurt Cobain

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.” -Anne Sexton

“Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.” -Lou Dorfsman

“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” -Pablo Picasso

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -G.B. Shaw

“Everything’s already been said, but since nobody was listening, we have to start again.” -Andre Gide

“Creativity takes courage.” -Henri Matisse

“I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.” -Terry Pratchett

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour and with that one, is what we are doing.” -Annie Dillard

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” -Albert Einstein

“I invent nothing, I rediscover.” -Auguste Rodin

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” -Marc Chagall

“Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.” -Rumi

“Find something only you can say” -James Dickey

“Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.” -James Russell Lowell

“Free your mind and your ass will follow” -George Clinton

“Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite–getting something down.” -Julia Cameron

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” -Scott Adams

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” -Jung

“Everything that we encounter leaves traces behind. Everything contributes imperceptibly to our education” -Goethe

“The lessons you are meant to learn are in your work. To see them, you need only look at the work clearly — without judgment, without need or fear, without wishes or hopes. Without emotional expectations. Ask your work what it needs, not what you need. Then set aside your fears and listen, the way a good parent listens to a child” -David Bayles

“Everything in life comes to you as a teacher. Pay Attention. Learn Quickly.” -Cherokee saying

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
-Mother Teresa

“You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.” -Frederick Terral

“We are not on this earth to accumulate victories, things, and experiences, but to be whittled and sandpapered until what’s left is who we truly are.” -Arianna Huffington

“The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication.” -Cyril Connolly

“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, or evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.” -Henry Miller

“The seed of your next artwork lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece.” -David Bayles

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” -Jimi Hendrix

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and then we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.” -Wendell Berry

“It’s better to fail in originality, than succeed in imitation.” -Herman Melville

“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.” -Augusten Burroughs

“Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.” -unknown

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” -Leonardo da Vinci

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” -Lao Tzu

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” -Douglas Adams

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” -Norman Vincent Peale

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” -Vincent van Gogh

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” -Georgia O’Keeffe

“Do not fear mistakes—there are none.” -Miles Davis

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” -Khalil Gibran

“You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is, because this is all part of experience, and the more experience you have, the better it is…unless it kills you, and then you know you have gone too far.” -Alice Neel

“Fail, fail again, fail better.” -Samuel Beckett

“When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen….There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.” -Patrick Overton

“Destiny is a feeling you have that you know something about yourself nobody else does. The picture you have in your own mind of what you’re about will come true.” -Bob Dylan

“The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.” -John Berry

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” -Kurt Vonnegut

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” -Ira Glass

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” -Rumi

“Let yourself go. Pull out from the depths those thoughts that you do not understand, and spread them out in the sunlight and know the meaning of them.” -E.M. Forster

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned in order to have the life that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell

“Only those that risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” -T.S. Eliot

“Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden

“I have great faith in fools — my friends call it self-confidence.” -Edgar Allan Poe

“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. We are all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up to discover what is already there.” -Henry Miller

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” -Soren Kierkegaard

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” -Shel Silverstein

‎”Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” -Joseph Chilton Pearce

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” -Joseph Campbell

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single think that I wanted to do.” -Georgia O’Keeffe

“Do not be troubled for a language, cultivate your soul and she will show herself.” -Eugene Delacroix

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” -E.E. Cummings

“You are not too old and it is not too late to dive into your depths where life calmly gives out it’s own secret.” -Rilke

“It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept.” -Calvin and Hobbes

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” -Goethe

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” -Sylvia Plath

“One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others” -Lewis Carroll

“Give what you have. To someone else it may be better than you dare to think.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” -Albert Schweitzer

“The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget yourself, and think of others.” -Norman Vincent Peale

“To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist.” -Jasper Johns

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” -Herman Melville

“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” -Maya Angelou

“Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.” -Jose Marti

“He neither serves nor rules, he transmits. His position is humble and the beauty at the crown is not his own. He is merely a channel.” -Paul Klee

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” -Jack Kerouac

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” -Thoreau

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” -Henri Matisse

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” -Pablo Picasso

“Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.” -Philip K. Dick

“I shut my eyes in order to see.” -Paul Gauguin

“To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.” -Anatole France

“You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” -Kafka

“Silence is the mother of truth.” -Benjamin Disraeli

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” -Thoreau

“No artist tolerates reality.” -Nietzsche

“Who looks outside, dreams… who looks inside, awakes.” -Carl Jung

“Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a f**king sharp knife to it.” -Banksy

“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.” -Erica Jong

“We work in the dark, we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.” -Henry James

“Those who danced were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” -Nietzsche

“Being crazy isn’t enough.” -Dr. Seuss

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” -Allen Ginsberg

“The only difference between an artist and a lunatic is, perhaps, that the artist has the restraint or courtesy to conceal the intensity of his obsession from all except those similarly afflicted.” -Osbert Sitwell

“When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There’s a thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the biggest idiot on earth.” -Cynthia Heimel

“Not everyone is capable of madness; and of those lucky enough to be capable, not many have the courage for it.” -August Strindberg

“The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy, only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.” -Willa Cather

“One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” -George Orwell

“Being an author is having angels whisper in your ear – and devils, too.” -Graycie Harmon

‎”Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.” -Meg Chittenden

“What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness.” -M.C. Escher

“Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.” -Constantin Brancusi

“You can’t wait for inspiration. Sometimes you have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London

“I’m killing time while I wait for life to shower me with meaning and happiness.” -Calvin and Hobbes

“Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need – a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.” -Jerome K. Jerome

“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” -Pearl S. Buck

“Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.” -Irving Stone

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” -Vincent van Gogh

“To see far is one thing, going there is another.” -Constantin Brancusi

“Failure is the path of least persistence” -unknown

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” -Salvador Dali

“Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.” -Benjamin Jowett

“You ask me why I spend my life writing? Do I find entertainment? Is it worthwhile? Above all, does it pay? If not, then, is there a reason?… I write only because there is a voice within me. That will not be still.” -Sylvia Plath

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” -Madeleine L’Engle

“We do not write as we want, but as we can.” -W. Somerset Maugham

“One of the things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. Something more will arise for later, something better.” -Annie Dillard

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” -Thoreau

“The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don’t dare reveal.” -Elia Kazan

“It’s much more important to write than to be written about.” -Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” -Dr. Seuss

“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word.” -Stephen King

“True storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” -Hannah Arendt

“I never think when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.” -Don Marquis

“A little talent is good to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.” -Stephen King

“Writing is a struggle against silence.” -Carlos Fuentes

“Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.” -Goethe

“A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.” -Karl Kraus

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.” -Stephen King

“Words are things. A small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.” -Byron

Do we have a deal...?

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Do we have a deal...?

You forgive me for liking you too much 
And I'll forgive you for not liking me enough 


You forgive me for missing you so 
And I'll forgive you for being so cold 


You forgive me for the loud racing of my heart 
And I'll forgive you for not hearing it 


You forgive me for playing your games 
And I'll forgive you for toying with my emotions 


You forgive me for finding you so attractive 
And I'll forgive you for not noticing 


You forgive me for raising you up so high 
And I'll forgive you for bringing me down so low 


You forgive me for wanting to be with you 
And I'll forgive you for avoiding me 


You forgive me for being so pathetic 
And I'll forgive you for taking advantage of it 


You forgive me for not being able to let go 
And I'll forgive you for never having latched on 


You forgive me for having hopes 'n dreams 
And I'll forgive you for crushing them 


Forgiveness brings inner peace 
Do we have a deal?...!

Life is a prison...

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Life is a prison...
Life is a prison
Oh God let me out 
No one to listen
To hear when you shout 


Climb the walls of insanity
Ride the waves of despair 
If you fall it don't matter
There's no one to care 


Used to wish for a window
To see birds, trees 'n sky
But you're better without one 
Stops you aiming too high 


Watching freedom is painful
For those locked away 
Seeing joy, love 'n happiness
Another price that you pay 


Strong is good, weak is bad 
Be it false, be it true 
Your mind makes the choice
And enforces it too 


Cell walls built by society
With rules to adhere 
If you breach the acceptable
You had better beware 


Hide the pain, carry on
Routine is the key 
Don't let on that you're not
What you're pretending to be 


Lock it all up inside you
How badly that bodes 
Look out for that one day
When it all just explodes 


Leaving naught but a shell
Base functionality too 
But killing all else
That was uniquely you 


So how do you grow
With a timebomb inside?
Or how to defuse it
Without destroying its ride?
You can't,Life is a prison...!

My crush...

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My crush...

I have these feelings, deep inside
feelings that I have to hide
I don't know if he feels that way too

And I don't know what to do
When we're together, I feel uptight
When he's around I feel so right

I dream about what we can do
And all the things we can pursue
I yearn just to feel his touch

And when he leaves, I miss him so much
I want to feel his lips against mine
And feel our bodies intertwine

So for now I'll love him from afar
One day I'll express how special you are
So until then I will retain this rush
And until then I'll contain my crush...!