I literally "stumbled" across this today at a stumble blog called "Somethings Going Down" written by a lady who describes herself as: "I'm the duchess of all things nerdy, hot guys, nerdy guys, and movies. 50 points to Gryffindor if your mind is a messed up as mine. P. S. My name is Emily"
Now I don't know if Emily wrote this piece or committed a small criminal act by stealing it from elsewhere. Whatever the source, it is my total philosophy of life, and I would like to thank her for putting it where I could find it in just a few words. My contribution is to give it a title: LIVE and to add this one sentence: "It is never too late to have a happy childhood."
Take a step back. Fucking Look at yourself. You are human. You are beautiful. You are so beautiful. And you can be anything. You can be everything.
Do not hate everyone because someone broke your heart, or because your parents split up, or your best friend betrayed you, your father hit you, the kid down the street called you fat, ugly, stupid, worthless.
Do not concern yourself with things you cannot control. Cry when you need to then let go when it’s time. Don’t hang on to painful memories just because you’re afraid to forget. Let go of things that are in the past. Forget things that aren’t worth remembering.
Stop taking things for granted. Stop taking life for granted. Live for something. Live for yourself. Fall in love. Fall out of love. Fall in love. Do this over and over until you know what it really is to love someone.
Question things. Tell people how you really feel. Sleep under the stars. Create. Imagine. Inspire. Share something wonderful. Meet new people. Make someone’s day.
Follow your dreams. Live your life to it’s full potential. Just live, dammit. Let go of all of the horrible things in your life and fucking live.
And one day when you’re old, look back with no regrets.