To those of you who have pushed me –
Without you I wouldn’t have fallen.
To those of you who laughed at me –
Without you I wouldn’t have cried.
To those of you who just couldn’t love me –
Without you I wouldn’t have known real love.
To those of you who hurt my feelings –
Without you I wouldn’t have felt them.
To those of you who left me lonely –
Without you I wouldn’t have discover myself.
But it is to those of you who thought I couldn’t do it
It is you I thanked the most
Because without you I wouldn’t have tried!
~~ Author Unknown ~~
From Paul Bowles’ book, The Sheltering Sky:
“Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you cannot conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless…”
I’ll only remember that one moment…..
A 20 course meal was bestowed upon me last night in celebration of my 21 birthday……hehehe
Courtesy of my own personal pastry chef Mary Anne
Courtesy of Kaya….love love
Baby Joshua says no to papparazzi….
Happy Birthday to me…..
Thanks to all my friends and family!
I asked for Strength
And was given Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom
And was given Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity
And was given a Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage
And was given Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love
And was given Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors
And was given Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted.
I received everything I needed.
~~ Author Unknown ~~
Andrew Boyd in Daily Afflictions
“We are all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you have been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there is no right person, just different flavours of wrong.
Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. It isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems, the ones that make you who you truly are, that you are ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you are looking for.
You are looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: the “right” wrong person, someone you lovingly gaze upon and think ‘This is the problem I want to have’.