I consider ‘lov…

I consider ‘love’ a most intricate & complex word; and among its manifold meanings is that of vulnerability arising from shared weaknesses.~ Sylvia Plath

Losing before even starting

“If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost.
For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in his state of mind.

You’ve got to think high to rise, You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You’ll ever win that prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man, But sooner or later the man who wins Is the one who thinks he can.”

– Napoleon Hill

I exist as I am…

I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware I sit content, And if each and all be aware I sit content… I am large, I contain multitudes” – Walt Whitman, ‘Song of Myself’

“Sexy doesn’t i…

“Sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.”
Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies

No one is born …

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

Nelson Mandela
Long Walk to Freedom