A Bit of Inspiration

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I know this is a little of topic from what I normally post, but I just wanted to share some of my favortite quotes and song lyrics with you, and why they mean something to me. I am a bit of a quote junkie and they always inspire me when I am in a slump.  They help me realize that someone somewhere knows how I feel and has been through the same thing.  I hope you enjoy them =)

1.) "Believe, dream, try, do good." (Not do well, do good.) Mr. Feeny from Boy Meets World.  This was, and still is, my favorite show.  Mr. Feeny was always full of life lessons, but this quote from the final episode really sums up how we should live life.
2.) "I earned these wings, I was not born with them and its no accident how I walked through the rain and the fire 'cause it taught me how to love, it taught me how to fight and finally I'm learning to fly."  from Kate Earl's song "Learning to Fly"  It is amazing; all of her songs are.  I have lived these lyrics.  In high school, I was very self conscious and shy.  I would never put myself out there and was happy with not being noticed.  Now I am the opposite; I am still quiet but I am not shy. I never in a million years though I would be running my own blog, be the secretary and vice president of an organization, or work as a volunteer in a hospital and medical clinic.  This song sums up my journey and the obstacles I have dealt with.
3.) "Some people conme into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same." Franz Schubert. I relate to this one in a big way.  The person who left footprints on my heart changed the course of my life.  Now I am going for what I have wanted to be since I was three years old instead of taking the easy way out and being a journalist.  It is taking a heck of a lot longer, but I know it will be well worth it.
4.) "If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau.  I just really love this one; it is the quote I first think of when times get tough.

5.) “Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.” August Wilson.  I've been hurt and disappointed so many times in my life. I have struggled to forgive them, and not let it effect how I percieve humanity.  I still face the battle on a daily basis, but I would say that I am winning it. And I do use the pain to drive me forward and don't let it hold me back.
6.) “Don't wish me happiness-I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor-I will need them all.”  I think this one speaks for itself.
7.) "A woman should be two things, classy and fabulous." Coco Chanel. I agree with this one 100%
8.) "I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little-if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that is the day she has a date with destiny. And its best to be as pretty as possible for destiny." Coco Chanel.  I also agree with this one 100% You will never see me leave the house in sweat pants, flip flops or without lip color, mascara and a little foundation (at least)

9.)" We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph." Elie Wiesel. 

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