Monday, May 31, 2010

The Truth is Such a Contradiction.

"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." -Oscar Wilde

I love many Oscar Wilde quotes. In my mind, he is pretty much a genius. I refer to the quote above as an example. Don't we all know that one person who isn't happy unless he or she is unhappy? It is a contradiction of course, but I can still see you nodding your head in agreement. Truthfully, however, I think we all are that person every once in awhile. Sometimes, even when we are on the verge of experiencing something completely wonderful, we still feel unsure. We think it simply must be too good to be true. I cannot say though that second-guessing yourself is always a bad thing. Second-guessing myself has worked out positively for me on more than one occasion. However, there are also those times when we just have to take a chance, and see where the road takes us.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Just a Ripple.

Always competing, but never measuring up.

What's inside this burning cup?

I try, I try, but still I fail.

When will I finally prevail?

Why can't I just be happy with what I have,

and not constantly wish, and hope, and crave?

Is there something my heart understands;

why must I have never ending demands?

I know nothing, so what can I say?

I am just another ripple in an ocean wave.

I may look normal, but inside my head spins.

All I want is to hold hands,

and to be happy in then end.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fruit Loops R Us

Have you ever seen, heard, or read the saying, "In a world of Cheerios, be a Fruit Loop!"? Well, I did not make it up, and I have no idea who did. I have seen it, though, many times. It really makes me think. The world is full of 'Cheerios.' By that, I mean the world is full of people who want to act like someone else, dress like someone else, and essentially want to be like everyone else. I am not saying I have never been guilty of acting like someone else. We all do it to some extent at some point in our lives. However, when you are completely changing who you are, and making yourself miserable, that is just going a little too far in my opinion.

There is so much diversity in the world. America is known for its diversity. So many people, nowadays, want to stick to their closed-minded beliefs that they grew up with and not figure out who they are as an individual. They are the person that everyone else turned them into, or they are who they think others want to see them as.

The thing is, the world is not meant to be black and white. There are a countless number of colors that exist in the world! We should not let the 'Cheerios' in our lives pull us down! It is their loss, not ours, if they choose to be a Cheerio. Now, do not take this in the wrong way. I am not telling you that you should change the type of breakfast cereal you eat. That really has nothing to do with it. I am just saying be the burst of color in a world that is becoming so bland! Be the smiling face in a world full of frowns! Most of all: be *YOURSELF* in a world of people who are trying to be anything but!!!!!

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Friday, May 14, 2010

But Most of All...I Just Believe.

What do I believe in?
I do believe in God, whether you believe me or not.
Obviously I believe in hope and fate. I believe that bad experiences happen for a reason, and that they always have the potential to make you stronger.
I believe in true love, and that one day I will find it.
I believe in theatre not theater. :)
I believe that if people should be passionate about what they love, because that is an intriguing quality.
I believe that just because someone has left your life for now, does not necessarily mean that they will be gone forever. It's all up to destiny.
I honestly believe that everyone has some good in them, and that everyone has some good to contribute to the world.
I believe that God has a sense of humor - just trust me on that.
I believe in respecting your values, but also having the ability to be open-minded.
I believe in expression.
But most of all...I just believe.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

All We Need Is...

What is a true friend? This is a fairly cliche question, but does anyone really know the answer to it? Many people would say that a true friend is someone that you could call at 3 A.M. and he or she would come running if necessary. If this is the truth, I think that I have a lot more "true" friends than I realized.
But what if the like and admiration is not mutual? What if one person would do something for another person, but that person would not do the same for them? The fact is, you do not necessarily have to like someone to do something nice for them. Sometimes all it takes is having a little love in your heart. I can think of a few people off of the top of my head that I don't necessarily like, but I love them. I would be willing to help them out if they were really in need of a friend.
I also think that just because two people are not what you would call "close" does not mean that they cannot be true friends. A true friend is someone who would be there for you no matter what. A true friend is someone who loves you, without any inhibitions, expectations, or conditions. A true friend does not have to be someone that you are exceptionally close to, or a person that you see every day. Heck, I am almost inclined to believe that a true friend can be a stranger as long as that stranger cares about you. Isn't that what a friend is...someone who cares?