Friday, 29 October 2010

Words of Wisdom




I am not a very carpe diem person. I am a worrying, neurotic, too-concerned-with-the-consequences person. But I do want this to change. I know I'm not the only person who wishes they could seize the day, especially as I'm so far from home and I don't want to come home and regret anything about this year.
My mum sent me an amazing text this morning that I want to remember, and I also received some lovely words from an old friend a few weeks ago.
I thought I'd share them with you all, in case any of you feel the same.

Enjoy the adventures of the new before you are old and have seen it all
Spread your wings and fly away so that you know what it feels like to be free
Do everything once and learn by the lonely, hard and sad times and be liberated by the great
Look for the joy in everything because otherwise you will only find the sadness
Make life into your own story and pass it on to your friends, your family, and one day your children so that the need for adventure lives on 
And most of all, fall in love with your life so that someone will fall in love with you
Failing all of that you will always have a pillow here to lay your head on before your next adventure starts
Love and always


And this is the text my mum sent me, I've omitted a bit because a bit of it is about the boy I like and I'm not sure if he reads this :]]]


Buck up babe and stop doing what you do best which is moping and wishing everything was different. Accept what you have and start enjoying your life. No-one likes a grumpus!! You are gorgeous when you smile so start doing it more often. Like the song "I hope you dance". Do it babe...enjoy yourself as you will wish you had when you are back in England. ... Be yourself and stop being so available when you don't gush over him his is interested so be strong and see what happens."


Finally, the words to the one song that can make me cry before the lyrics have even started (I teared up a fair bit just searching for the lyrics):


I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake
But it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Reconsider
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
Dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)
 



These are the words that I hope I can live by. I don't want to find myself regretting everything, or anything. I don't believe in regrets, but I do believe you can change your path.
Sorry for a weird, inspiration-style post, but I read a lot of inspirational blogs and sometimes I feel we need this. I need this.
I need something to remind me that I shouldn't always take the easy way out.
I hope this inspires you too.


Charlotte xxx

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