This is the recipe of life said my mother
as she held me in her arms as I wept
think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year
they will teach you that people too
must wilt, fall, root, rise
in order to bloom
Never ever mistake her silence for weakness.
Remember that sometimes the air stills,
before the onset of hurricane
A lot of things have happened this year, and you have had to bear more
than you ever thought you would but I just hope you know,
through the difficult and the good, you have also been brave
in a beautiful, honest way and no matter the progress you feel
that you have not made, you are still growing here
-Morgan Harper Nichols
You’ve always had the power my dear,
you just had to learn it for yourself.
-The wizard of Oz
There was nowhere to go
so just keep rolling
under the stars
When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in chaos,
introduce yourself to each color of the sunset.
Reaquaint yourself with the earth beneath your feet.
Thank the air that surrounds you with every breath you take.
Find yourself in the appreciation of life.
-Christy Ann Martine
May you be brave and may you fly free
certain of your growth and of your wings
If you have been brutally broken but still
have the courage to be gentle to others
then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself
I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle.
But if you can’t handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best
She said, I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart,
I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains,
I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and
touch someone. People love a warm hug or just a friendly pat on the back.
I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will
forget what you said, people will forget what you did but people will never
forget how you made them feel.