10.22.2010

Things I Know For Sure.

-music helps me with the hard things in the world more than any therapy or    medication ever could. 
-all this world needs is more understanding.
-if you want something and it will make you happy, buy it. 
-other people will get to spend your money when you're dead.
-it's okay to not always know why.
-but god wouldn't that be nice sometimes?
-everybody is fighting their own battles. 
-big and small.
-but it doesn't give you the right to be an asshole.
-ever.
-just because somebody doesn't believe what you believe, doesn't make them wrong.
-unless they are, in fact, wrong.
-because everyone deserves what everyone else can have.
-nobody is better than you, and you are not better than anybody else.
-traveling absolutely makes you see the world differently.
-and also the way you see yourself.
-appreciate all the things that you have.
-especially your health.
-because shit happens. 
-laughing makes it better.
-so does vodka.
-nobody is in charge of your happiness except for you.
-it's your choice.
-it's really good to believe in something, even if it's just how happy it makes you to: sit in silence and stare up at the stars. (fill in your own blank.)
-when you love something, really love it. 
-don't half-ass love it. 
-love it like it will be gone tomorrow.
-whether it's a person, a band, or it's ...cheese.
-everyone deserves a chance. 
-and also a second chance. 
-a really good sunset makes me feel like everything is going to be okay.
-real friendships can last a long long time.
-sometimes you'll fight.
-and that is perfectly okay.
-it's okay.
-when I show you a song I love, I'm really showing you a part of me.
-because songs can always say it better than I know how to.
-even when the song has no words.
-i have more faith in music saving my soul than I ever will in any religion.
-scars are not ugly things to cover up. scars mean you survived something.
-perfection is boring.
-enjoy the silliness.
-if you need to work something out, work it out.
-do what you want to do. 
-not what anybody else wants you to do.
-or thinks you should do.
-we'll never stop this train.
-it isn't where you're going, it's who you're with.
-do your best with what you have.
-no matter how grown up you think you are, you will always need your mom.
-helping someone will make you feel good 100% of the time.
-i take pictures of moments because I just can't stand to forget them.
-you have to be kind.
-all anyone really wants is to be seen.
-and heard.
-you can tell a lot about a person by how they treat their waiter.
-or their nurse.
-say thank you.
-a lot.
-books have souls.
-so do harmonicas.
-and Norah Jones' voice. i swear it.
-don't assume you know something when you don't.
-if what you're doing is working, keep doing it.
-if it's not, change it.
-never stop exploring.
-sometimes bad things happen to the very best people.
-life isn't always fair.
-but, everything happens for a reason.
-even if I never find out what that reason is.
-"whether male or female, our tears all taste of salt, my dear ones."
-ask of life everything that is good and beautiful. 

1 comment:

angela's eyes. said...

WOW I really needed that this morning. Thanks for sharing :)