“Never chase love, affection or attention. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having.”
The key word in that thought is “freely.” You can’t force love. You can’t make someone love you. Even if you prove that you are worth loving, it doesn’t mean that the person is going to love you.
“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow.”
As much as I hate to admit it, the pain that I felt because of PTSD has made me stronger and a better person. So I do believe that “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow.”
That could almost be the definition of success.
“Value what you do and add value by what you do.”
“In the end, only three things matter; how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
“A head full of fears has no space for dreams.”
Fear stifles so much happiness and squashes dreams. It’s really a shame that fear can so easily wiggle into our life and psyche. We have to make a conscious effort to shove fear out of our heart, mind and life. It is hard, but it is so worth it.
“Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try.”
“My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.”
PTSD did knock me down, but I keep on getting up! You know that it hasn’t been easy for me, but I will not give up.
“You can learn a lot about someone by listening to a song that means a lot to them.”
“Monsters don’t live under the bed or in the closet, they live in your head.”
“Don’t trust words. Trust actions.”
Words are often cheap.
“No reason to stay is a good reason to go.”
“Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called, ‘Tomorrow.'”
Yes, life does always offer a second chance for which I am truly grateful.