These are three quotes that I am trying to live by. I think they're all important and have made me a happier person!!
Love is the most important thing to have at the base of your life.
I'm not just talking about boyfriend - girlfriend love. No.
Love people. It's so easy to take one look at a person and decide that they're unworthy of you. I have been guilty of this. But really, think of how much happier you would be if you had no problems with anybody? If someone has done something to hurt you, forgive them. If you spend all your time angrily stewing about it then it's going to affect your happiness. That person has already hurt you... don't let them control how you feel.
2.Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
We've all been there. That moment when it feels like everything in life is going against you. Every bad thing that could possibly happen to you has happened. ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
It's the worst.
But do not EVER give up. No matter what life throws at you, know that you can beat it. You can overcome it.
It's the same with fear. This is gonna sound funny... but when I was like 12 I was watching "Rescue Heroes" on teletoon and in the episode there was an underwater natural aquarium.
It was pretty cool.
Anyways, there was a stupid dumb shark that rammed the glass and broke it. The aquarium started flooding and there were a lot of people were trapped inside.
There was only one exit. Fairly poor design, am I right?
There was one kid who was terrified of water (Tom Komar) and he got trapped behind some debris and the only way he could survive was to swim with a dolphin through a little crack in the debris. Anyways, he was scared and would rather die than swim for 10 feet. So Billy Blazes, local heroic firefighter, talked him into swimming.
He said "Fear is something inside of you, and you're bigger than anything inside of you, right?"
This inspired the kid to swim and save his life. It was awesome. It's weird that I remember that from when I was a wee little ginger kid...
3. Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter Drucker
Avoid procrastination like it's the plague.
Because it is a plague. One thing procrastinated leads to another and another and another and another and another until you're completely overwhelmed and are wanting to die from all the stress.
Finish your work before you decide to play. Not the other way around.
And on that note I think it's time I go to bed.