Monday, February 28, 2011

The safety net.

Don't fall. Refuse to fall. But if you must fall, I hope you have a safety net to catch you.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I hope you are happy.

I hope you are happy right now, in this moment. I hope you are spending time with the people you love.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Let's walk together.

I want to challenge you to share your troubles. You don't have to carry them alone. Open up. Talk to someone. Reach out. Get help. There is a whole world out there, and yes the whole world has troubles. But if we share them, we can learn from each other, help one another.

We don't have to face these battles alone. We don't have to go through this all alone. Let's help each other. Let's walk together.

Friday, February 25, 2011

You are more rich than you know.

Do you want to know how rich you are? Just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Are you ok?

I hope you have someone in your life who will ask if you are ok. And I hope you have the courage to give them an honest answer.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Today is all we have.

Live a wonderful life. No regrets; the past is past. Today is all we have for certain, so make it spectacular.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

No matter what.

I hope you have people in your life who love you, and will love you no matter what.

Monday, February 21, 2011

I hope these words will find their way to you.

I wish for your happiness and safety every single day. I leave little notes on dollar bills and in books, and on the bus, and in windowsills, hoping that these words will find their way to you. (Yes, you.)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Every kindness matters.

You are never worthless. Never, ever, ever. Don't let the world make you feel that way. And every single act of kindness matters, no matter how small.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Please stay safe.

I hope that you never have anything to be afraid of. Please stay safe.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I love you.

Don't wait until you have nothing left to lose. Tell the people you love how much they mean to you. Hold on tight to what you have.

And don't wait until another day, don't hope for a chance sometime in the future. Now is all we have. Right now. This moment.

I love you, I love, I love you.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hold on to each other.

Sometimes it's easy to see wonderful and beautiful everywhere. Other times it's hard to see anything in all this darkness. Sometimes all we have to hold onto is each other.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The spontaneous.

Sometimes days don't go as you planned them to. Take it as a sign to go have some spontaneous adventures!

Monday, February 14, 2011

There are only so many days.

My heart breaks at the day's end, because I can't bear to see it go. There are only so many days. Make them all wonderful.

The not ok.

It is ok to not be so strong all of time. It is ok to need help, or to be scared, or feel weak. It is ok to not be happy all of time. It is ok to stop pretending, to stop faking that smile when your heart is breaking. It is ok to take off that mask you always hide behind. It is ok to come out from behind those walls you've built around yourself so you won't get hurt.

It is ok to not be ok.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Be careful.

Be careful when you say that you will never change your mind about something.

Be careful who you let into your life. And be careful who you cut out of your life.

Be careful of others; many times people who deserve love the least are the ones who need it the most.

Be careful of yourself. If you don't take care of yourself, you can't take care of others.

Be very, very careful when you use the word "forever." Forever is a very, very long time. Nothing lasts forever.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The safe harbor.

I want to believe there's something to be learned from suffering. I hope to learn compassion from it. But in the midst of the storm, sometimes I just hope for a safe harbor.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The letters.

Sometimes I write letters to people I miss, or who have hurt me, or who I've hurt. I never send them. I usually burn them, or tear them up.

Sometimes, though, I keep them, and I give them to you.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The forgiveness.

Forgiveness doesn't mean letting the people who hurt you back into your life. You don't even have to tell them you forgive them. You don't have to talk to them or see them ever again.

Forgiveness just means letting go of the hatred or bitterness you harbor. It just means, not letting what they've done have any power over you.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The one person.

Once upon a time, there was a girl, sitting alone in a bus station, crying her eyes out. Many people saw her as they passed by. She was surrounded by people.

Not one person asked if she was ok.

Please, I ask you, please, be the one person.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The single moment.

A single moment can change your life. We walk along without a thought of the disasters that can come out of nowhere. And suddenly, everything we thought we knew, we don't. And all of our plans no longer matter. The world keeps spinning, even though we've been stopped in our tracks.

All it takes is one single moment to derail us, and our lives are changed forever.

I wish we could go back and change those single moments. I wish things could be the way they were. I wish there were never any disasters in any of our lives.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The hurt.

Just because you've been hurt does not give you the right to hurt others. Ever.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The summer days.

I just want to return to the summer days.

Make the world colorful.

If there were only truth, and no lies, the world would be in muted colors. There would be no wonderful stories. No fairy tales, no unicorns, no magic. If there was just the truth, there would be no imagination. There would be no mythology, rich folklore, and the world would be less colorful.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fight off all of these flames.

I'm telling you where the exits are, but you stay where you are and burn to death. I can't leave you. And I can't stay. But I'll try to fight off all of these flames.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The letting go.

Make your past, your past. Don't carry it with you like a crutch or an excuse. If it's such a heavy, unbearable burden, then why not let it go?

You are responsible and accountable for who you are today. So who are you, today?