Life is just a learning experience. I make mistakes, but I learn from them, so they're not really mistakes. I embark on relationships that become journeys, and while I don't know where I'm going, the company makes it worthwhile.
An Affirmation of Love, or What Does Not Exist, by innersoulsongs
Spend a little time today just being happy for someone else. You can live vicariously through them and absorb a minuscule amount of their happiness. They will be even happier that they can share their happiness and that they have impressed somebody enough to share their successes.
Being proud of someone is the best feeling to have: knowing that it wasn’t always easy for them, but they got where they wanted to go and accomplished what they aspired to do. Seeing someone achieving their goals is rewarding because you see that you’ve surrounded yourself by positively driven people. One can only hope that surrounding himself by great people, a person may become greater.
Mumford and Sons, “Hopeless Wanderer”
Paper Towns, John Green
They all asked how I was doing and I would say “I’m getting better,” but what I really meant was “I’m getting better at hiding it.” It hurt more beneath the surface where I was afraid to let it be seen. It festered silently and every word bubbled the longer it sat unsaid.
They tried to make me feel like it was wrong to be sad. I have learned that sadness is okay in moderation, as most things are. Sadness exhibits emotional investment and capacity. Sadness is healthy, if you don’t let it consume you. Find someone or something to be happy about. Laugh a little. Smile, and before long, without you even realizing, your smile will be genuine again.