Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Things That End

Mourn what you lost. Celebrate what you had.

All things come to an end. Just as all things come to a beginning.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Other

If you hate someone, you hate yourself. If you hurt someone, you hurt yourself.

If you love someone, you love yourself.

All of us are just reflections of you.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly And The Beautiful

Everything will happen and will continue to happen as long as you're here.

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Passing of Time

You can be happy tomorrow. You can be happy when you get through your list of things to do. You can be happy when you meet the one. You can be happy when you get the right job. You can be happy when you get that raise. You can be happy when you stop buying the things you need and start buying the things you want. You can be happy when you retire. You can be happy when the weather suits you. You can be happy on a plane. You can be happy in the rain.

Or you can stop reading this, take a deep breath, and be happy right now.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Right Side Up

The sky looks like it's falling.

But that's only because you're about to fly.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Cut And The Paste

Other people will edit you your whole life. They'll take what you say and keep the bits they like and throw away the rest.

Don't edit yourself. Let other people do it for you.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Slow Hope

I hope you get what you want or you want something new. I hope you appreciate how you feel now when you start to feel differently. I hope you spend your time with someone you love, even it's just you.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The First Act

You have this idea of what kind of movie your life is and you expect the characters you cast to behave a certain way. To read from the script.

But the best ones never do.

The Luggage

If you buy a bigger bag, you will find more to carry.

Sometimes a smaller bag is better.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Public Space

You know who you are. But does anyone else?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Songs We Sing

Somewhere, someone knows the words to the songs you sing.

The Day You Stop

One day, you will die.

You will stop and the world will carry on. Lovers will love. Others will shop, laugh and cry. Sometimes alone. Sometimes together. The radio will keep playing.

But you will be gone.

Only the love you gave, the souls you touched and the people you changed, will remain.

They will carry on for you. They will pick up where you left off.

There is nothing to be sad about here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Wall Inside

The wall is there because you want it to be there. It stops you because you want it to.

When you're ready, it'll fade away. And reveal the dreams beyond.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Things We Know To Be True

If you don't hear voices, you're not listening hard enough.

The World That Moves

The world is moving all the time. You just have to stop.

And feel it.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Softly Falling

Fall when you need to. But remember to get back up again.

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Overgrown

Fill yourself up on the things around you. Until you're bursting.

And then let them lose upon the page.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Passing Ship

Love everyone you meet.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Wrong is Right

In order to do really great things, you need to make really great mistakes.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Quickly

You could end it now. Tear it off and be done with it. But it will heal slower.

The end need not be so bitter.

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Crossing Out

You always write down the things you need to do, rather than the things you've already done.

You've got it backwards.

Friday, July 4, 2008

The Everyday

It's someone's birthday everyday. It's someone's wedding anniversary. It's someone's graduation. It's a holiday. A special day. Every day.

Look around you. There's always something to remember.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Measure

As soon as you begin to measure, you lose focus on what's really important.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Units of Measurement

You can measure time in wrinkles, bursts of clarity and insight, warm beds, waiting in line at the bank or the distance between two kisses.

It stretches and shrinks and sometimes even bends.

That's why your heart will always keep better time than a clock.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Do Over

You decide every moment of every day who you are and what you believe in.

You get a second chance, every second.