As We Grow Up…

“As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, love like you’ve never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. You just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.”
~Unknown author

This is another one of my favorite quotes. We try so hard to avoid being disappointed in life – we don’t want to get hurt and feel sad. Yet at some point, it happens anyway. It’s part of life, there is no escaping it. 

So we might as well accept that fact and stop being so afraid and living small, and live life to the fullest instead.  I know it’s very easy to get stopped in your tracks by fear, so I use words like these to keep on reminding myself. I hope they help remind you, too. =)


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