Your Days are Numbered…

Today is January 26.

What does the number 26 mean? What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you see that number? Your cousins birthday? Number of hats you have? Name of a song?

For me, I thought of the alphabet. I thought about how there are twenty-six letters in the alphabet. I started to really think about the fact that twenty six really doesn’t seem like a big number and yet there are twenty six letters that create more words than I probably will ever know or be able to define myself.

Those twenty-six letters create the most beautiful and the most horrid words that can be put together to make a poem, song, short story, and so many other things. Each and every single one of those twenty-six letters-no matter how often they are used- are important. The alphabet is much more than just a song we all learn when we are in kindergarten. It’s the beginning of life in a way. It’s what we use to communicate with each other. The words that are created all have a meaning. The way the letters are put together are much like solving a puzzle because the pieces can only fit one way so that the picture will come out clear.

 

Those twenty-six letters mean so much more to me no matter how silly it might sound. They are a freedom of expression.  They are the emotions that pour out of us. They are twenty-six.

 

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Some days….

Some days you just feel tired.

A weight on your chest.

Throbbing in your head.

Water in your eyes.

Pain in your heart.

And just an empty mind of what to do.

Sometimes you may be upset for no reason.

Or just all the reasons that your world might not seem right.

But, although it may be hard you’ve got to- Keep Moving Forward.

You have to keep trying your best no matter how hopeless your efforts may seem.

You have to forget about what happened in the past to move on into the future.

But most of all you have to forgive yourself for letting other people have the control over your feelings. For allowing them the right to make you doubt yourself. For letting them hold them power over you.

 

This doesn’t mean that every day will be just fine and great, but it does mean that you can always keep trying. Always keep pushing and challenging yourself. And always, always, always believe and have faith in yourself and what your desires are.

Advice to Babies…

I recently came across a question that said “What one piece of advice would you offer to a newborn infant?”

I thought about it for a while, and came to the conclusion that the one piece of advice I would give to a newborn infant-if they would able to comprehend what I’m saying- would be “Make mistakes”

Sure, mistakes can make life harder than it truly needs to be, but then I thought “Where would I be if I didn’t make any mistakes in my life?” Our mistakes define who we are. It determines how long it takes us to learn from our mistakes and do better next time. Mistakes make us more cautious the second time around. They make us stronger. Wiser. Smarter. They overall make an individual better, but only if the individual is willing to learn from their mistakes and do better next time.

To conclude my pondered thought of the day I would tell a newborn infant to make mistakes. This is because without making mistakes, no matter how heart-breaking or upsetting, we never learn anything new. We all make mistakes in this world, but it’s up to us to decide how we’re going to do better next time.

 

“Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.”

– Al Franklin

 

Trust over Love?

I once heard a quote that said:

“You can love without trust, but cannot trust without love.”

Is Trust more important than Love?

Trust is the most precious think, in my opinion, a person can gain. This is solely because once a person has gained trust then they have gained that love and true compassion of another person. I hold my trust of others close to my heart because their are few people I can think of who have my trust.

“Trust? Years to earn, seconds to break.”

In some aspect I do agree with this quote. But then I also disagree with it. I agree that in some situations it could take more than a couple months for someone to gain my full trust. I also agree that it doesn’t take long for someone to lose my trust. It’s like all the great things in life that take hard work, and that also means it can be quick to lose or break. I disagree with the fact that trust doesn’t necessarily mean it will take exactly five years, four months, and sixteen days to earn trust. There isn’t an exact day or time that trust will come form another person. This is much like love.

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” -Sarah Dessen

Love is the complete acceptance of another person and all the baggage they might come with. Love is taking the bad with good, and learning to adjust with being with another person. Sure, although I have not experienced true love yet, that doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t get the idea of it.

To conclude about the ideas of Is Trust more important than Love….. I would have to say that yes it is. I feel that if you can trust a person than you must love than any some shape or form. But if don’t trust a person, and love them anyway it can cloud your judgment about their character. As said before:

“You can love without trust, but cannot trust without love.”