An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation: You find it. People are naturally drawn like magnets to those who know who they are and cannot be shaken!
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
I will not wallow in self pity or pain. I just wanted the world to know it is real.
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.-Ecclesiastes 9:11
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
― Woodrow Wilson
They are so caught up in their happiness that they don’t realize I’m not really a part of it. I am wandering along the periphery. I am like the people in the Winslow Homer paintings, sharing the same room with them but not really there. I am like the fish in the aquarium, thinking in a different language, adapting to a life that’s not my natural habitat. I am the people in the other cars, each with his or her own story, but passing too quickly to be noticed or understood.
. . . There are moments I just sit in my frame, float in my tank, ride in my car and say nothing, think nothing that connects me to anything at all.
― David Levithan, Every Day
I am lost in my world,
invisible – unknown.
Moon please lend me
your light that someone
will me see me.
― Susie Clevenger, Dirt Road Dreams
I know that I know nothing.
This is the greatest surrender.
I am giving up all thoughts of what I think God is or if it even exists.
I will let it be. It is what it is and I am what I am.