As a child I had ideas what my life would be; as an adult some have come true. It's different than imagined, but a good, fulfilling, happy life. I've also learned a lot: Life & people aren't perfect nor do they have to be. Being honest & oneself is the only way to be. Personal responsibility, respect for yourself & from/for others are musts. Only you can make yourself happy, don't expect another to do it for you. One has to trust their gut & intuition; they're never wrong. Never assume or judge, take time to know someone well first. Trust is earned not given. What matters is who a person is not what they have/don't have. Mind games have no place in adult relationships. My mind must be stimulated more than my vision. Intelligence, good listening, communication are key. Compromise is not a dirty word or one-sided. Everyone comes into your life to teach you something; not learning from them is your mistake. Being alone is much better than being with the wrong person. You don't have to have everything in common; learning new things is always good. Appreciating each other for the little things one does is good; taking each other for granted isn't. Confidence, responsibility, honesty, passion, openness, uninhibitedness, being a friend as well as lover & following one's heart are necessary traits. True intimacy takes time & the willingness to make that time, regardless of how much chemistry there is when you meet. Having the same values, morals & some interests in common is necessary; being a mirror image of each other is not. Children are the most precious gift one can have, whether they're your own or not. Seeing things once again through the eyes of a child is one of the great joys in life. Life is too short to not enjoy all it has to offer. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the ones that take our breath away. Everything in life contains some risk; if you want something, risk going for it; better that than to never know for sure how it would have turned out. Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss. Regrets are not an option; if you can correct something do so; if not, learn from it. Failure is success if we learn from it. Never be afraid to admit a mistake or to try again, even if it didn’t work out before.
For a cute video that shows what it's really all about:
Free the West Memphis Three!
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