- The path is not straight
- Mistakes need not be fatal
- People are more important than achievements or possessions
- Be gentle with your parents
- Never stop doing what you care about most
- Learn to use a semicolon
- You will find love
Seven Rules for the Unruly:
For anyone who has ever lost a special someone.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
~Mary Elizabeth Frye
I recently saw this post on Life Coach Los Angeles' blog. It reminded me that sometimes the best lessons come from those we least expect it from.
"Never ignore a person who loves you, cares for you, and misses you. Because one day, you might wake up from your sleep and realize that you lost the moon while counting the stars." ~unknown
I recently came to the funny irony that makes very little sense to me, but is all so true. Our world is consumed to with so much clutter that we often neglect the people that adore us most. Rather, with the very little time we have left, we spend all of our energy getting consumed on people who ignore us. We fall in love with people who hurt us, and in turn, we unintentionally hurt the ones that can truly love us most. These are indeed interesting times, and all of the sudden, the irony isn’t all that funny anymore.