Sometimes

You don’t realize a relationship is wrong until you find one that’s right.

Sometimes it takes a while.

Sometimes the other person makes that decision first. And that hurts.

Sometimes you make that decision first which hurts the other person.

But true love can’t be found by settling for something safe and second best. Isn’t it better to be hurt for a short time than to be unhappy for a lifetime?

You Can’t Walk Backwards into the Future

Because you can’t see ahead if you’re always looking back.

The past will continue to haunt you if you won’t let it go, and it prevents you from turning around to see what’s ahead.

Don’t spend your life walking backwards, because all you’ll end up doing is walking into walls instead of walking through doors.

Looking Back

All of us do that from time to time. We look back and question those decision we made at the time but now we wonder what in the world we’d been thinking.

Looking back doesn’t give you the same picture you were looking at when you made those decisions.

If you live your life looking backward you’ll never know what lies ahead.

Isn’t it time to start looking at the future rather than the past?

A Relationship

Takes two people who genuinely care about each other. 

Is only successful when each party makes time for the other

Means taking time for your significant other. Listening to them. Doing things together. Not making excuses.

Shouldn’t be difficult to maintain. And should never be taken for granted.

Shouldn’t always be a case of “we’re working things out.”

Doesn’t mean hanging on because there’s nothing else right now.

Comes naturally between two people. You either want to be together or you don’t.

Takes two people who care about each other. When one stops caring and taking time for the other person there’s no more relationship.

Cannot be forced.

Often ends. And it’s usually for the best. Because it wasn’t the right one.

Be Yourself…No Matter What

Because if you’re not yourself, no one else will be.

And what would the world be without one of you? It just wouldn’t be the same.

You’re unique. An individual unlike anyone else. You touch lives every day and don’t even realize it.

Even identical twins have a few characteristics that make them unique.

So the next time you’re feeling down on yourself, feeling unimportant, just remember…

There’s only one you, and if you weren’t around, there’d be no one else to take your exact place.

Love Can Be

Wonderful. Exhilarating. Exciting.

Frightening. Scary. Heartbreaking.

Amazing. Too good to be true. 

Disastrous. Heart wrenching.

Your very best moment.

Your very worst experience.

How can love be all of the above? 

Because when it’s truly love, it’s the best part of your life.

When love is one-sided, it’s your worst nightmare.

Make sure the love you have is truly love. 

Could It Be?

Sometimes we make mistakes. Or mistakes happen through no fault of our own.

But sometimes the surprises life sends us, the ones we think are really bad luck, or terrible mistakes, turn out to be part of a plan far better than we ever could have devised for ourself.

Is that mistake, that bad luck, part of a bigger plan for your life?

Could it be this is the way you’re meant to go?

If the Grass Looks Greener

Maybe it’s because they’re doing something different. 

Maybe you’re not looking at it close enough. Things do look different from a distance, you know.

Maybe it’s a different kind of grass; a kind you haven’t tried.

Maybe you missed it when they dug it all up and started all over again with different seeds.

Maybe they’re using different fertilizer.

Or maybe, just MAYBE, they’re looking at your grass and thinking the same thing.