life  goes  on 

If you can't be a pencil to write someone's happiness, then try to be an eraser to remove their sadness.  Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing.  Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming.  All we can do is learn to swim.

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.  Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.  He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.  I do not fear being alone, I fear being in a room full of people I cannot trust.  Don't depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.  Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark.

Everybody has a chapter they don't read out loud.  Every heart hides many wounds that never bleed.  Everyone has untold stories of pain and sadness.  You cannot expect to give bad and receive good.  You cannot expect to give good and receive bad.  Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.  You can't fix someone who doesn't want to be fixed.  But you can ruin your life by trying.  We were born to be real, not to be perfect.  I don't regret the things I did wrong.  I regret the good things I did for the wrong people.  When things go bad, remember it's just a chapter.  Turn the page, never close the book.  Move out of the darkness of grief, and into the light of life.  Grateful for every scar, some pages turned, some bridges burned, but there were lessons learned.

The world is a mixture of people. The wrong people will always teach you the right lesson.  It's not what we have in life that matters, but who we have in life.  We just need to know which hand to shake and which hand to hold.  The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.  Sometimes I wish I could change some things that happened in the past; but the rear view mirror is so small and the windshield is so big.  Your eyes are placed in the front because it is more important to look ahead than to look back.  Where you are headed is much more important than what you've left behind.  Drive carefully on this road called  "life"  because people will switch lanes on you without a signal.

The wrong people will always teach you the right lessons.  Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons.  Be careful who you let on your ship, because some people will sink the whole ship just because they can't be the captain.  Don't make excuses for horrible people.  You can't put a flower in an axxhole and call it a vase.  You cannot expect a person to behave in a manner that is not in their character.  It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.  You are not obligated to sacrifice your peace for those who are not at peace with themselves.  Don't worry about people who aren't happy for you.  They probably aren't happy for themselves either.  Only people who aren't happy with themselves are mean to others.  Some people create their own storms, then get upset when it rains.  You could give some people a drop of water, and they'd still appreciate you.  You could give other people the entire ocean and they'd still take you for granted.  Some of the most miserable people are those who only care about themselves, understand only their own troubles, and see only their own perspective.  People will never truly understand something until it happens to them.  Never argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you up with experience.  If haters are trying to pull you down, then it means you are above them.  A snake only sheds its skin to become a bigger snake.  The largest fish in the river grew to its size, not because of its strength, but because it learned not to bite a baited hook.  Every human bleeds the same color.  A lot of things broke my heart but fixed my vision.  Don't allow anyone to make you feel like you're not good enough.  When people say they cannot see anything good in you.  Hug them and say life is difficult for the blind.  Don't seek revenge.  The rotten fruits will fall by
themselves.  Never argue with a liar.  You can't win because they believe their own lies.

Appreciate good people.  They are hard to come by.  Holding a grudge does't make you strong; it makes you bitter.  Forgiving doesn't make you weak it sets you free.  Life is too short for long-term grudges.  Don't pour your sunshine into someone who doesn't think of you as their sky.  Don't break a bird's wings and then tell it to fly.  Don't break a heart and then tell it to love.  Don't break a soul and then tell it to be happy.  Don't see the worst in a person and expect them to see the best in you.  Don't judge people and expect them to stand by your side. Don't play with fire and expect to stay perfectly safe.  It won't be easy having a kind heart in a cruel world.  Some people come into our lives as blessings.  Some come into our lives as lessons.  Tables turn, bridges burn, and we live and learn.  If respect is no longer being served, leave the table.  People walk out of your life, but it's not the end of your story.  It's just the end of their part in your story.  Those people who treat you wrong.  Be sure you thank them for making you strong.  Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.  It's never nice to lose someone close to you; unfortunately, life goes on, and we have to make peace with it and move on.  Life is too short to waste your time on people who don't respect appreciate, and value you.

Time Passes.  Memories Fade.  People Change.  Things End.  After all, life goes on.