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).

28th November 2012

“Guys always think tears are a sign of weakness. They’re a sign of frustration. She’s only crying so she won’t cut your throat in your sleep. So make nice and be grateful.” 

Donna Barr

This made me laugh, mainly because it’s true. Many conflicting life situations usually result in a choice between tears or a fight.

12th August 2012

“One is not born a woman, one becomes one” 

Simone de Beauvoir

I totally agree with this and that ‘womanhood’ is a manner of being, acting and having a certain understanding of the world. Recently there has been a lot to do with women in the press: lots of people have said that the London 2012 games for Team GB have been dominated by the women. I think that its amazing that they have had such a high profile for the past 2 weeks. And I think that these women who are so dedicated and hard-working and who carry themselves in such a manner are brilliant role models to other girls in the country.

9th June 2012

“Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” 

Julia Roberts in Notting Hill

Not entirely sure why, but over the past few days many, many chick flicks have been watched and enjoyed – what better way is there to relax after a busy few days anyway? Also, Notting Hill, what a classic!

16th May 2012

“You can think you know someone and then they say something or do something and suddenly everything changes.” 

Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

Sometimes, all it takes it one remark, one statement or a few tiny (seemingly harmless) little words from someone to change your opinion on them. If your opinion changes for the better, then it goes to show how you can never truly know someone, no matter how much you thought you did – it is a welcome surprise. If your opinion changes for the worse, it still goes to show how you can’t truly know them – but it hurts more, because of how you valued them in your life.

30th April 2012

[Mrs Doubtfire takes a lime and throws it at Stu’s head. Stu looks back, angry]

“Mrs Doubtfire: Oh, sir. I saw it! Some angry member of the kitchen staff, Did you not tip them? Oh, the terrorists! They ran that way. It was a run-by fruiting. I’ll get them, sir. Don’t worry.”

Mrs Doubtfire

Classic children’s film that I’m rewatching tonight with my friend. It was actually filmed the year I was born! Never gets old, “run-by-fruiting” is my favourite bit 🙂