“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” ― Michael J. Fox
This is such an important statement but also so very hard to achieve. It’s one of the things I’m striving for in my own life, but it is a daily struggle. From little innocuous things that pop up during the day to the bigger events and relationships that impact nearly my entire life, I’m trying to learn to accept the things I cannot change and focus on loving my life, my mind, my body, my passions, and most importantly, the people who surround me.
Thank you to all my readers for giving me the opportunity to continue sharing one of my passions. It means the world to me.
Always loved this one.
Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child,
Listen to the DON’TS
Listen to the SHOULDN’TS
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WONT’S
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me-
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ― Haruki Murakami
“Isn’t it odd how much fatter a book gets when you’ve read it several times?” Mo had said…”As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells…and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower…both strange and familiar.” ― Cornelia Funke