What I'm

I'm not rebellious.. I'm just being liberal
I'm not stubborn.. I'm just being opiniated
I'm not a burden.. I'm a responsibility
I'm not rude.. I'm just defending my rights
I'm not a snob.. I'm just happy with my achievements
I'm not useless.. I have potential
I'm not stupid.. I'm only being realistic
I'm not difficult.. I'm just overwhelmed
I'm not an idiot.. I'm an individual
I'm not a fool.. I have different thoughts
I'm not a parasite.. I am independant
I'm not a follower.. I'm a leader
I'm not self-centered.. I want to be heard
I'm not being egoistic.. I'm preserving my dignity
I'm not indifferent.. I don't reveal my emotions
I'm not irrational.. I've already planned in advance
I'm not weak.. I fail, learn and persevere
I'm not a child.. I have matured
I don't like to be pushed around.. I hate to fall
I don't like to be controlled.. I want to be in control of myself
Don't turn your back on me.. I won't be ignored
Don't tell me to change myself.. I am who I am!!!

Little Things

Appreciate the little things...

Those little things that make you happy, 

those people who make you laugh and smile like a dork. 

Learn from the past. Don't let it break or define you. 

Things happen for a reason. 

Make sure you make the most of what you have. 

Show your friends how much they mean to you and 

how much you appreciate them. 

Smile and make the most of your life. 

Make it what you want it to be. 

Don't take the little things for granted.

A Daughter

You were born a daughter. 

You looked up to your mother. 

You looked up to your father. 

You looked up at everyone. 

You wanted to be a princess. 

You thought you were a princess. 

You wanted to own a horse. 

You wanted to be a horse. 

You wanted your brother to be a horse. 

You wanted to wear pink. 

You never wanted to wear pink. 

You wanted to be a Veterinarian. 

You wanted to be President. 

You wanted to be the President's Veterinarian. 

You were picked last for the team. 

You were the best one on the team. 

You refused to be on the team. 

You wanted to be good in algebra. 

You hid during algebra. 

You wanted the boys to notice you. 

You were afraid the boys would notice you. 

You started to get acne. 

You didn't like the way you looked. 

You didn't like the way your parents looked. 

You didn't want to grow up. 

You had your first best friend. 

You had your first date. 

You had your second best friend. 

You had your second first date. 

You spent hours on the telephone. 

You got kissed. You got to kiss back. 

You went to the prom. 

You didn't go to the prom. 

You went to the prom with the wrong person. 

You spent hours on the telephone. 

You fell in love. You fell in love. 

You lost your best friend. 

You really fell in love. 

You became a steady girlfriend. 

You became a significant other.

YOU BECAME SIGNIFICANT TO YOURSELF. 

Sooner or later, you start taking yourself seriously. 

You know when you need a break. 

You know when you need a rest. 

You know what to get worked up about and what to get rid of. 

And you know when it's time to take care of yourself, for yourself. 

To do something that makes you stronger, faster, more complete. 

Because you know it's never too late to have a life. 

And never too late to change one. 

JUST DO IT.

Lessons in Life

Lessons in Life 

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 

5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's okay to get angry with God. He can take it. 

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 

12. It's okay to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others'. 

      You have no idea what their journey is all about. 

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. 

      But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Life is too short for long pity parties. 

      Get busy living,  or get busy dying. 

17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today. 

18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. 

      But the second one is up to you and no one else. 

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, 

       don't take no for an answer. 

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets,  wear the fancy 

      lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. 

      Today is special. 

22. Over-prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. 

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 

      "In five years, will this matter?" 

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. 

       Your friends will. Stay in touch. 

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because 

       of anything you did or didn't do. 

35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 

37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.

38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion. 

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw 

      everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. 

41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 

42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

45. The best is yet to come. 

46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

48. If you don't ask, you don't get.

49. Yield.

50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift. 

I am Thankful

I am Thankful : 

FOR THE WIFE 
WHO SAYS IT'S HOT DOGS TONIGHT, 
BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME, 
AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE. 

FOR THE HUSBAND 
WHO IS ON THE SOFA 
BEING A COUCH POTATO, 
BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME 
AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS. 

FOR THE TEENAGER 
WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES 
BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME, 
NOT ON THE STREETS. 

FOR THE TAXES I PAY 
BECAUSE IT MEANS 
I AM EMPLOYED. 

FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE 
BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS. 

FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG 
BECAUSE IT MEANS 
I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT. 

FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK 
BECAUSE IT MEANS 
I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE 

FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING,
WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING, 
AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME. 

FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING 
I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT 
BECAUSE IT MEANS 
WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.. 

FOR THE PARKING SPOT 
I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING 
AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION. 

FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL 
BECAUSE IT MEANS 
I AM WARM. 

FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH 
WHO SINGS OFF KEY BECAUSE IT MEANS 
I CAN HEAR. 

FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING 
BECAUSE IT MEANS 
I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR. 

FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES 
AT THE END OF THE DAY 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN 
CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD. 

FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF 
IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.