Quote Aesthetics

Be true to yourself. But that’s something everyone says and no one means. No one wants you to be yourself. They want you to be the version of yourself that they like. -Adelina Amouteru

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For Those Booklovers

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” -Cicero (Roman orator and politician)
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So love those books. Care for them. Eat desserts over them. (Unless it’s a library book 😉 ) Don’t dogear them. Read them until they fall apart, and after that read them some more. Check out as many books as you can at the library.
Just love those books.

Memory

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. -Disputed (Vicki Corona)

Remember laughter
Remember smiling
Remember happiness
Remember joy

Without happiness, life is dull. And happy memories are priceless- you can’t replace them.

But don’t forget sadness
Don’t forget the pain and loss
Because without the dark, there can’t be light
And without the suffering, there can’t be hope

But persevere, and life is richer than ever.

Fixing and Breaking

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass (Civil War-era abolitionist and orator)
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crashing and crumpling
wrinkled paper and shattered glass
can’t be fixed
never put back

 

arranged neatly as before
is torn paper and carefully placed glass
but no matter the glue, no matter the placement
can never be as past

Individuality

“Just because I’m on a different path doesn’t mean I’m lost” -Gerard Abrams

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and / I took the one less traveled by / And that has made all the difference.” –Robert Frost (poet in early to mid-1900’s)

I’m me, forever and ever
Blissfully unique
Extrovert, with a hint of weird
Being me makes me complete

I’d rather be me than anything else
Because my friends like me for me
When I’m too crazy, they help me stay normal
And when they’re too normal, I drive them crazy

Who am I?
I’m that quirky girl
Who everyone vaguely knows
I’m that one with the mind that twirls

Opportunity

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“Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” –Vivian Greene

What do you do when you are faced with a challenge?

Do you give up? Frankly, that would be terrible. 😛
Do you find a way around it? It takes longer, but it’s better than nothing…
Or, you could use it to your benefit. If you do that, it’s win-win!

Work hard to overcome. Use your challenges to empower you!

Don’t be serious all the time. 😉

Individual Wisdom

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
— Albert Einstein (Scientist in the early to mid-1900’s)wisdom-eye-abs-art

Everyone is smart in their own way. Don’t judge them by ranking. Judge them by what they can do and how hard they try, instead of what they can’t do or what they have.