9 daily thoughts to live by

by Ana Zkr

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I read and liked this statement in a book: “Life is not an emergency”. However, life is short but we never know how short. Many people make it an emergency and stress along the way to reach something, they permanently look for changes till they get exhausted, they chase things and once they get them  they are still not pleased.

Regret and feeling bad for things that we did or didn’t do has no place in our lives. Once we decide to live in happiness we must let go of everything, detach ourselves from feeling guilty or sad. What’s in the past is gone and what was done was done for good. But the future is in your hands and we are the architects of our lives. If we design and build a house and one day it will fall down, we can build another one instead. The funny thing is we will always build a better one.

These are some new principles that I choose to follow in my life:
1) If something breaks, something better awaits for you. There’s always a balance in life;
2) Look deep to the meaning of what happened in the past and design your life based on the experience you’ve had so that everyday you can put a brick on the wall of your life;
3) Thank God and at least one important person in your life for something, on a daily basis;
4) Make plans for the future but don’t stress the process, just focus and fight. Make many plans, don’t put your energy in only one, because plans always change along the way and you have to be ready all the time to follow plan B if plan A is not working. If life was predictable, it wouldn’t be much fun and excitement anymore;
5) Take everything step by step and don’t forget to enjoy it. If you don’t like what you’re doing, you better don’t do it anymore. Some things seem hard to achieve, but always imagine yourself in that position where YOU CAN, YOU WANT TO and YOU WILL;
6) Never lose your trust in people but always make the selection carefully. After all, the people who you surround yourself with reflect who you are. Respect them, be honest with them and ultimately love them;
7) We are strong people. Strong people can easily hurt other people. Be aware of your powers and don’t screw other people’s lives just because you cannot be in control of yourself. Don’t screw your integrity, it’s the most precious gift you have;
8) Love everybody and live in peace. When you find your soul mate, love him/her to death and be ready to do whatever it takes to make him/her happy;
9) What you know has no value if you don’t share it. What you can do for other people has no value if you don’t actually do it. So help people, teach them what you know and share what you’ve learned. The feeling of sharing is amazing.

The power is only in us to design our lives the way we want and attract the things and the people we want.

I always keep saying be happy everyday for small things. Because what do we all want after all? To be happy! I never heard anyone saying that they want to be sad. Did you?

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A white lace dress…

 

White is the color at its most complete and pure, the color of perfection. The color meaning of white is purity, innocence, wholeness and completion.

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What if…we would all follow our dreams…

“Never imagine anything is impossible, and never stop trying out new things “

~Chrissie Wellingtoncrissie

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The perfect reading corner…

“Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.”

~Alberto Manguel

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To do before I die…

“Once you learned to love New York, you loved it more, and more complicatedly, than other places”.

~Lance Armstrong, Every second counts

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Update, October 23rd 2013: Done on September 27th 2013. Aaaaand it’s official…my biggest dream ever has come true…I moved to the greatest city in the world, New York City…I still don’t know what I’m doing here and why did I come here…I guess I’m still trying to find my place in this world… It would be so much easier if someone could answer all my questions…:D

Love,
Alice.

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Pur si simplu niste cuvinte frumoase…

“Daca pentru o clipa Dumnezeu ar uita ca sunt o marioneta din carpa si mi-ar darui o bucatica de viata, probabil ca n-as spune tot ceea ce gandesc, insa in mod categoric as gandi tot ceea ce zic.

As da valoare lucrurilor, dar nu pentru ce valoreaza, ci pentru ceea ce semnifica.

As dormi mai putin, dar as visa mai mult, intelegand ca pentru fiecare minut in care inchidem ochii, pierdem saizeci de secunde de lumina. As merge cand ceilati se opresc, m-as trezi cand ceilalti dorm. As asculta cand ceilalti vorbesc si cat m-as bucura de o inghetata cu ciocolata!

Daca Dumnezeu mi-ar face cadou o bucatica de viata, m-as imbraca foarte modest, m-as intinde la soare, lasand la vederea tuturor nu numai corpul, ci si sufletul meu.

Doamne Dumnezeul meu daca as avea inima, as grava ura mea peste ghiata si as astepta pana soarele rasare. As picta cu un vis al lui Van Gogh despre stele un poem al lui Benedetti, si un cantec al lui Serrat ar fi serenada pe care i-as oferi-o lunii. As uda cu lacrimile mele trandafirii, pentru a simti durerea spinilor si sarutul incarnat al petalelor…

Dumnezeul meu, daca as avea o bucatica de viata… N-as lasa sa treaca nici o zi fara sa le spun oamenilor pe care ii iubesc, ca ii iubesc. As convinge pe fiecare femeie sau barbat spunandu-le ca sunt favoritii mei si as trai indragostit de dragoste.

Oamenilor le-as demonstra cat se insala crezand ca nu se mai indragostesc cand imbatranesc, nestiind ca imbatranesc cand nu se mai indragostesc! Unui copil i-as da aripi, dar l-as lasa sa invete sa zboare singur. Pe batrani i-as invata ca moartea nu vine cu batranetea, ci cu uitarea. Atatea lucruri am invatat de la voi, oamenii… Am invatat ca toata lumea vrea sa traiasca pe varful muntelui, insa fara sa bage de seama ca adevarata fericire rezida in felul de a-l escalada. Am invatat ca atunci cand un nou nascut strange cu pumnul lui micut, pentru prima oara, degetul parintelui, l-a acaparat pentru intotdeauna.

Am invatat ca um om are dreptul sa se uite in jos la altul, doar atunci cand ar trebui sa-l ajute sa se ridice. Sunt atatea lucruri pe care am putut sa le invat de la voi, dar nu cred ca mi-ar servi, deoarece atunci cand o sa fiu bagat in interiorul acelei cutii, inseamna ca in mod neferecit mor.

Spune intotdeauna ce simti si fa ceea ce gandesti. Daca as sti ca asta ar fi ultima oara cand te voi vedea dormind, te-as imbratisa foarte strans si l-as ruga pe Dumnezeu sa fiu pazitorul sufletului tau. Daca as sti ca asta ar fi ultima oara cand te voi vedea iesind pe usa, ti-as da o imbratisare, un sarut si te-as chema inapoi sa-ti dau mai multe. Daca as sti ca asta ar fi ultima oara cand voi auzi vocea ta, as inregistra fiecare dintre cuvintele tale pentru a le putea asculta o data si inca o data pana la infinit. Daca as sti ca acestea ar fi ultimele minute in care te-as vedea, as spune “te iubesc”si nu mi-as asuma, in mod prostesc, gandul ca deja stii.

Intotdeauna exista ziua de maine si viata ne da de fiecare data alta oportunitate pentru a face lucrurile bine, dar daca cumva gresesc si ziua de azi este tot ce ne ramane, mi-ar face placere sa-ti spun cat te iubesc, ca niciodata nu te voi uita.

Ziua de maine nu-i este asigurata nimanui, tanar sau batran. Azi poate sa fie ultima zi cand ii vezi pe cei pe care-i iubesti. De aceea, nu mai astepta, fa-o azi, intrucat daca ziua de maine nu va ajunge niciodata, in mod sigur vei regreta ziua cand nu ti-ai facut timp pentru un suras, o imbratisare, un sarut si ca ai fost prea ocupat ca sa le conferi o ultima dorinta. Sa-i mentii pe cei pe care-i iubesti aproape de tine, spune-le la ureche cat de multa nevoie ai de ei, iubeste-i si trateaza-i bine, ia-ti timp sa le spui “imi pare rau”, “iarta-ma”, “te rog” si toate cuvintele de dragoste pe care le stii.

 Nimeni nu-si va aduce aminte de tine pentru gandurile tale secrete. Cere-i Domnului taria si intelepciunea pentru a le exprima. Demostreaza-le prietenilor tai cat de importanti sunt pentru tine.”

~Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Cat de frumos ar fi sa putem urma toti acest sfaturi si sa gandim asa. Chiar si daca doar 50% dintre oameni ar gandi astel, poate ca lumea ar fi un loc mai frumos si copiii nostri ar avea o mostenire mai frumoasa de la noi.

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love is…

Love

by Roy Croft

I love you
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.

I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;

I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can’t help
Dimly seeing there,

And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple.

Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.

I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good.
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.

You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.

You have done it
By being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
Being a friend means,
After all.

 

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