4th January 2013

“Once a word leaves your mouth, you cannot chase it back, even with the swiftest horse.”

Chinese Proverb

I know I bang on about not regretting things you say or do because you’ll probably regret not doing them even more, but there are somethings you can’t help but wonder ‘what if I never said that?’ or ‘what if I never went there are did that?’ You’ll never know either way, I guess!

2nd January 2013 – and turning 20

“People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centred;

Forgive them anyway.  

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;

Be kind anyway.   

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;

Be successful anyway.  

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;

Be honest and frank anyway.  

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;

Build anyway.                           

If you find serenity and happiness they may be jealous;

Be happy anyway.  

The ‘good’ you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;

Do ‘good’ anyway.  

Give the world the best you have, it may never be enough;

Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.  

You see in the final analysis, it’s between you and God;

It was never between you and them anyway.”

Mother Teresa

I can’t believe I’ve been alive and on this planet for two whole decades. In my mind I’m still just a little child, not the grown up the rest of the world perceives me to be. This quote is one that my Dad (being the soppy person he is) put inside in birthday card on my 18th birthday. I think that whether you believe in God or not the rest of what it written stands true. It is difficult to be this way and to be able to be so level in spite of what others may think or do, but it’s probably a good outlook to have on life. Here’s to my next 20 years (as long as no one mentions the big four-oh).

12th May 2012

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

This is one of my favourite quotes ever; it just rings true for so much stuff. If I think back to an argument I had with my sisters when I was younger, I couldn’t remember for the life of me what was said, but I remember how I felt at the time (obviously, arguments with siblings never last long.)  If I think back to a day where I felt a bit down and insecure, I remember who made me feel that way. If I think back to a day that made me feel happy, I remember the fact that I was happy because of who I was with. And naturally, people associate certain feelings and emotions with certain people – regardless of what they have said or done. For many, a mother signifies comfort; a sibling means ease; an ex can mean sadness or disdain; a grandparent signifies learning through wisdom; a partner can mean joy and a friend can be relief, or reassurance . When someone makes you feel the worst or the best you have ever felt, I don’t think that is something that is ever forgotten.