Waking up to beautiful words that make you think
I’ve been following poetry Instagram accounts lately and didn’t realise how powerful a few beautifully composed lines could be - triggering deep thoughts which stayed with for days..
I saved a few of my favourite lines because I really wanted to share them with you:
My mother sacrificed her dreams so I could dream.
I think sometimes it’s so easy to forget the sacrifices our parents have made for us. The amount of blood, sweat and tears shed to feed and educate.
Whenever I’m able, I’ll do what I can for them. It’s not just about the money; it can be holding back my temper (some days my fuse runs a bit shorter) in trivial matters or even texting every day now that we live in different countries. Show your parents some love because you wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for them x
Alice had to fall before she could reach Wonderland.
It’s so true that hard work gets you to wherever you wanna be (maybe a little luck too). Nobody sees the number of times you’ve failed before you got here but you’ll know.
All I know is, failure made me stronger. It’s taught me that when you’re down, that’s when you need to keep pushing harder.
This was me in university. I wasn’t doing so well initially because of the lack of passion in the pharmacy course I chose to study. The excuses were never ending and eventually I realised if I didn’t buck up, I was going to be jobless and still depending on my parents when I’m 25; definitely not what I wanted.
I pushed, and kept pushing. And I guess I could say I’ve made it? So if you’re struggling, work even harder cause it'll all pay off in the end, and I'm not just saying that. Nothing is impossible and don’t let your mind limit your dreams.
Like light is to flowers, kindness is to humans. It makes them glow.
This is such a good reminder on how we should be nice to one another. Even a smile to a stranger might just brighten up someone’s day. For all you know, that person might have had a sh*t day and that smile just reminds him/her that there’s still some good in the world.
Sometimes when I’ve had a bad/tiring day, it makes me feel good when I get to spoil someone else instead. Any negative energy slowly fades away as long as I’m enjoying the rest of the day with the people who’d love and care for me. Irrational raging at someone won’t make you feel better; so why not try being nice for a change (;
I found I was more confident when I stopped trying to be someone’s definition of beautiful and started being my own.
I’m sure we’ve all been there; I know I have. The times we've felt like we needed to be someone else just to “fit in”.
It felt so tiring to keep putting on a facade for people to like me. It became a chore just hanging out with friends and I didn’t even like who I’ve become. I struggled to find myself and break out of my awkward shell. But when I started to own it, I barely cared about what people had to say about me anymore.
You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches - Dita Von Teese
The people you can be total weirdos with are the ones who’d stay in the long run. I've found a few good ones now and you will too. You don’t need those who’d constantly judge so just be yourself even if some might not like you. You'd be happier that way (;
Thanks for staying till the end!
Much love xx
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