So many people, who write books, seem to have some great secret wisdom to share, but all I seem to have is that wisdom I have found through those same books, in music, and even in silly little quotes.
I could fill these pages with those things I have been blessed to learn, I do think they are well worth the time and the ink, and maybe you might find something more here that maybe you didn't know.
For instance, rain falls and sometimes it falls on your head. Just as the sun warms my skin, warms us all. But for some, that sun is hard to find. If we could be the sun for those others, then maybe we as a people might just get through our own sadness. I guess it could be seen as selfish, but I have found when you give warmth and light to someone else's life, then your own life warms up and you feel so full. Then at times when your own sun hides behind a cloud then those warm feelings can bring you back to life. Also when that doesn't work, sometimes those same people you helped come back to lift you up.
I have also learned that what makes you different really does make you beautiful. No matter what those things are, they add rich flavor to the same old sensations. When we're just getting used to the world, like Jr. High or High School, we think we need to be like our friends, like everyone else. For some people that works, but some people are not meant to be cast as a butterfly. Some of us are birds, cats. These each have a place in the world. At any time we need to feel free to try on the 'costumes' of others, but if they idea doesn't work, then at least you always have "you." The other important part is never to compromise your ideals, those are going to get you through all the good and all the bad. When the time comes you'll be able to look at yourself in the mirror and see through your OWN eyes and they are not tainted by the vision of those other people. Another reason to find your own beauty is because if you can see your own, then you'll see others peoples beauty just as well.
A great piece of pure wisdom is that not all the books and stories in the library are worth the paper they are printed on. I am sure famous people have so much to share, but they have made it BIG. Sometimes the best story to be told come out of the real people, the ones who never even made it medium. Their stories are the ones of pure faith, hope, and the perseverance to keep trying. Even when they fell down they never let it keep them down. These people can be in your own family, in the neighborhood, or even a homeless person. These are the stories that never really get told, these are the stories I wish I could tell the world.
The greatest lesson in life I have learned so far is that your parents did the best job they knew how to do. Parents foul up and make bad choices. Low and behold they are human too. They really don't always mean the mistakes they make. Despite there foul ups and hard ships, I just think they are trying to set right the mistakes they their own parents made and not make them again. But they can't always see the mistakes they are making at the time.
Always believe in whatever makes you feel more at peace. In this world you can't always control even your own life. when you have something to believe in you always have something to turn to. These beliefs can be anything from magic to Christ, to how the world can be saved. Something that gives you something to work towards, something so your life has a goal. There is no way this can really be so bad, but always be accepting of those others different beliefs and know its what gives those other people the energy to keep going. Also, be flexible enough to know when its time to change or alter the path your life is going, a goal is good but don't get too locked into it.
The hardest thing to do in life is to live in it. So many people just give up, believe they cannot do it. Other go through the motions, doing the same day to day activities, never really taking the chances that provide the thrill and joy that comes from really living. The dark parts of life, they are just shadows. They do not have to be lasting. Later in life those dark moments will blend with the bitter sweet, they will always have a small shadow, but it doesn't have to haunt your life. The other good part to the dark parts is they seem to challenge you, inspire you to rise above and really show you what you're made of. If it were not for those challenges then you might never learn what lives inside your heart. That same darkness will later provide as the salt to the sweet moments, making them brighter. So, its almost like a work of beautiful art. With light and shadow, both equally important. So when you choose to live you're choosing to inspire life and love in others.
Never just blow off the small things, it might be a simple rainbow, but its beautiful. Take a moment to appreciate how amazing those small wonderful, everyday miracles are. You never know when one day those same traits might be found in you. The simple pure beauty of light filtering through water, then BOOM color streaking through the sky. You never really can know when you just might be someones "boom color."
Always remember the only people worth getting even with are those people who have helped you. The people who harm are already gone, trying to get "back at them" only proves to them that they got to you enough to affect you. Are those people really worth the effort? What about the people who lend a hand to you time and time again; those are the real people who are worth the effort and who should really affect you.
Take time to look back. Don't sit and dwell, but do really look, see where you've grown and changed. Ask yourself are these changes for the better, if not; try and ditch them.
Love is infinite, there is no real end to love. It might change, but it never really ends. There will always be some part of you that will always love some part of someone else. Also, you can never run out of love, just because you love one person does not mean you cannot love more. Loving many people does not mean you love some others less. You can always make more love. So be free to love with your all, because love is rare and beautiful and you should show it for what it is. Yet always remember, just because someone doesn't love you the way you WANT to be loved, does not mean they don't love with will all they can or even know how. Each of us have a different way of showing our love and that doesn't make any style less valid or not as worthy.