We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don't even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It's time to put an end to this. It's time for us to let ourselves be loved.C. Joybell C.
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.Roy T. Bennett
Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.Roy T. Bennett
Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love–be there for others–bring a little light into someone's day. Be grateful and live each day to the fullest.Roy T. Bennett
Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people.Roy T. Bennett
Before, I wanted to say: "I found love! " But now, I want to say: "I found a person. And he belongs to me and I belong to him.C. Joybell C.
If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.C. Joybell C.
You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.C. Joybell C.
I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you're going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.C. Joybell C.
Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.Roy T. Bennett
If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.Roy T. Bennett
Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.Roy T. Bennett
Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.Roy T. Bennett
No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future.Roy T. Bennett
Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.Roy T. Bennett
Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.Roy T. Bennett
Pain is a pesky part of being human, I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can't be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.C. Joybell C.
Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.Roy T. Bennett
Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.Roy T. Bennett
The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.Roy T. Bennett
A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you. And then you have to put it back into the sky. And it's the most painful thing you'll ever have to do and that you've ever done. But what's yours is yours. Whether it’s up in the sky or here in your hands. And one day, it'll fall from the sky and hit you in the head real hard and that time, you won't have to put it back in the sky again. .C. Joybell C.
Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.Roy T. Bennett
Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.Roy T. Bennett
Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.Roy T. Bennett
Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up.Roy T. Bennett
Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.Roy T. Bennett
There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.C. Joybell C.
Keep GoingYour hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.Roy T. Bennett
Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.Roy T. Bennett
Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.Roy T. Bennett
When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.Roy T. Bennett
You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it.Roy T. Bennett
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.Roy T. Bennett
Do Not Lie to Yourself We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone.Roy T. Bennett
I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before!C. Joybell C.
Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed, because they should not be fixed. You're aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus, or is boarding a different ship, and you just can't be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn't be.C. Joybell C.
Stop giving other people the power to control your happiness, your mind, and your life. If you don't take control of yourself and your own life, someone else is bound to try.Roy T. Bennett
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.Roy T. Bennett
Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.Roy T. Bennett
Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.Roy T. Bennett
Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.Roy T. Bennett
The strongest people find the courage and caring to help others, even if they are going through their own storm.Roy T. Bennett
Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward.Roy T. Bennett
Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear.Roy T. Bennett
It's never too late to change your life for the better. You don't have to take huge steps to change your life. Making even the smallest changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your life.Roy T. Bennett
The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow.Roy T. Bennett
Patience Is Not the Ability to Wait: Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.Roy T. Bennett
You Are the Master of Your AttitudeYou cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events. You always have a choice. You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude.Roy T. Bennett
People have to forgive. We don't have to like them, we don't have to be friends with them, we don't have to send them hearts in text messages, but we have to forgive them, to overlook, to forget. Because if we don't we are tying rocks to our feet, too much for our wings to carry!C. Joybell C.
If you have a strong purpose in life, you don't have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.Roy T. Bennett
Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.Roy T. Bennett
I can't decide whether I'm a good girl wrapped up in a bad girl, or if I'm a bad girl wrapped up in a good girl. And that's how I know I'm a woman!C. Joybell C.
I'm not in search of sanctity, sacredness, purity; these things are found after this life, not in this life; but in this life I search to be completely human: to feel, to give, to take, to laugh, to get lost, to be found, to dance, to love and to lust, to be so human.C. Joybell C.
Don't JustDon't just learn, experience. Don't just read, absorb. Don't just change, transform. Don't just relate, advocate. Don't just promise, prove. Don't just criticize, encourage. Don't just think, ponder. Don't just take, give. Don't just see, feel. Don’t just dream, do. Don't just hear, listen. Don't just talk, act. Don't just tell, show. Don't just exist, live.Roy T. Bennett
You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most important, you should always remind yourself that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given.Roy T. Bennett
Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don't let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.Roy T. Bennett
A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.Roy T. Bennett
There are people who are generic. They make generic responses and they expect generic answers. They live inside a box and they think people who don't fit into their box are weird. But I'll tell you what, generic people are the weird people. They are like genetically-manipulated plants growing inside a laboratory, like indistinguishable faces, like droids. Like ignorance.C. Joybell C.
Everyone you meet is a part of your journey, but not all of them are meant to stay in your life. Some people are just passing through to bring you gifts; either they're blessings or lessons.Roy T. Bennett
Don't think about making life better for other people who don't even deserve you, rather, focus on making your life the best, for yourself and those who love you.C. Joybell C.
The person in life that you will always be with the most, is yourself. Because even when you are with others, you are still with yourself, too! When you wake up in the morning, you are with yourself, laying in bed at night you are with yourself, walking down the street in the sunlight you are with yourself. What kind of person do you want to walk down the street with? What kind of person do you want to wake up in the morning with? What kind of person do you want to see at the end of the day before you fall asleep? Because that person is yourself, and it's your responsibility to be that person you want to be with. I know I want to spend my life with a person who knows how to let things go, who's not full of hate, who's able to smile and be carefree. So that's who I have to be.C. Joybell C.
I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway... let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.C. Joybell C.
It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.Roy T. Bennett
Discipline Your Mind to Think Positively: Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.Roy T. Bennett
Count your blessings, not your problems. Count your own blessings, not someone else's. Remember that jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.Roy T. Bennett
Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, not bitter.Roy T. Bennett
Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody's watching, and doing as you say you would do.Roy T. Bennett
You don’t have to like someone, but you have to treat them as you wish to be treated.Roy T. Bennett
It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we're wrong is courage, not weakness.Roy T. Bennett
Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.Roy T. Bennett
Growing up means learning what life is. When you're little, you have a set of ideals, standards, criteria, plans, outlooks, and you think that you have to sit around and wait for them to happen to you and then life will work. But life isn't like that, for anybody; you can't fall in love with a standard, you have to fall in love with a person. You can't live in a criteria, you have to live your life. You can't wait for your plans to materialize, because they may never materialize the way you think they will. You can't wait to watch your ideals and standards walk up to you, because you can't know what's yours until you have it. I always say, always take the first chance in case you never get a second one, but growing up takes that even one step further, growing up means that you have to hold on to what you have, when you have it, because what you have- that's yours- and all the ideals and criteria you have set in your head, those aren't yours, because those haven't happened to you. .C. Joybell C.
Enjoy every step you take. If you're curious, there is always something new to be discovered in the backdrop of your daily life.Roy T. Bennett
It is difficult to live in and enjoy the moment when you are thinking about the past or worrying about the future. You cannot change your past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about your future. Learn from the past, plan for the future. The more you live in and enjoy the present moment, the happier you will be.Roy T. Bennett
Changing your outside world cannot make you happy if you are an unhappy person. The real personal change can only happen from the inside out. If you firstly create the change within yourself, you can turn your life around.Roy T. Bennett
For everything in this journey of life we are on, there is a right wing and a left wing: for the wing of love there is anger; for the wing of destiny there is fear; for the wing of pain there is healing; for the wing of hurt there is forgiveness; for the wing of pride there is humility; for the wing of giving there is taking; for the wing of tears there is joy; for the wing of rejection there is acceptance; for the wing of judgment there is grace; for the wing of honor there is shame; for the wing of letting go there is the wing of keeping. We can only fly with two wings and two wings can only stay in the air if there is a balance. Two beautiful wings is perfection. There is a generation of people who idealize perfection as the existence of only one of these wings every time. But I see that a bird with one wing is imperfect. An angel with one wing is imperfect. A butterfly with one wing is dead. So this generation of people strive to always cut off the other wing in the hopes of embodying their ideal of perfection, and in doing so, have created a crippled race.C. Joybell C.