Quote of the Da…

Quote of the Day

I’ve learned that people may not remember what you said, People may not remember what you did, but people will always remember how they made you feel.

– Maya Angelou

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Quote of the Day

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or 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.”

Choose to Change

If I could change one thing about the world, what would I change?

If I had the opportunity to change anything- small or big- in this world… what would I choose? What would anyone choose?

The idea of having the privilege to be able to change something in this world would be the highest form of flattery. I could change something from ending starvation in the world to helping people get off of the streets.  I think that the one thing that I would want to change in this world is myself. Yes, the one thing that I would change about this world is myself. Is this selfish? I don’t think so. It’s not selfish in my eyes because for me to be able to attempt to change something bigger in this world,  I would have to change myself first. I’m not necessarily saying that there’s something wrong with me or that I’m a bad person. Because I would like to think that I’m actually a very considerate person. But what I am saying is what everyone already knows.

This world is big. Humongous really. There are so many people, so many that need help. So many who don’t have family, friends, food, shelter. So many that have more problems that need to be solved than I do. And for me to be able to help them, I have to be able to change myself into thinking of others  first always. I would want to be able to give my all to help these people in the world, and I believe I can only do so by changing myself first, for the better. Something that has always stuck with me when I think about change is from the Michael Jackson song “Man in the Mirror”:

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror,

I’m asking him to change his ways,

And no message could have been any clearer,

If you want to make the world a better place,

Take a look at yourself, and then make a change”

 

So if you had the opportunity to change something in this world, what would you change? How big would it be? We all have the opportunity to do something in this world, but it’s our choice whether it’s for better or worse.
 

Flash Fiction

What’s it like to have a terrible day? It starts off pouring rain. Your whole body gets soaked. Your hair frizzes. You go to get all the work you’ve missed the past couple of days because you were sick previously. You realize that you have a lot of make up work to do. But hey your still wet. Your cold. And by the end of the day your tired. All you want to do it go home.  Take a shower. And curl up in bed.

Defining Moment

In our lives, we all tend to have a turning point, major conflict, “time to shine”, or what I like to call a Defining Moment.

Whether these times are good or bad are entirely up to us. They are determined by the choices we make, our actions, our words, anything that we choose to do. So who are we then? What’s our purpose?

We all make mistakes, and some tend to be bigger than others at times. And I know that the whole purpose of making mistakes is to learn from them and to grow wiser. But this fact doesn’t make it any easier. It doesn’t make us any more sure that we shouldn’t doubt ourselves. And we all do, doubt ourselves, that is.

Sometimes, only sometimes, I feel that that one big mistake that we made in our life tends to be what people define us to be. Our appearance, no matter how awful it might sound, is the first thing people judge us by. I’m not saying that this is right, because its not. Its wrong to judge people that have tattoos and piercings and say that they are slackers because they aren’t. After people look a your appearance they then look at who you are. And in the back of my head when I meet people, for some reason, the first thing I think about is my Defining Moment.

Sure, it might sound silly to say that this thing called a Defining Moment is what makes me who I am today out loud, but on the inside I know that because of that one mistake that I made and because I’ve learned from it….. I’m a different person. A better person. Because I came to the conclusion first that what I did was wrong. I was able to admit that to myself. And once you can admit that to yourself you can feel that weight be lifted off of your shoulders and just be relieved.

Value of Memories

Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?

A memory is a small sliver of a remarkable or horrid experience that you remember. They can be good or bad. They could be almost like a vivid dream or an intense nightmare. Going to your first concert is a memory. I remember the first one I went to was a Kelly Clarkson concert for my friend’s birthday when I was in third grade. I remember my 6th birthday included a bounce house and cotton candy. I remember the water balloon fight between my family and our close family friends. All of these memories are distinct times in my life that I immensely enjoyed. They made me who I am to do this day. I learned from all these memories. I learned from all of my mistakes too. Without these memories and experiences I doubt I would be where I am today, but because I know I was able to make it where I wanted to be once. I know I could do it again. And maybe I would try and do new things. 

Living life without being able to make new memories is much like a broken record. Your constantly on repeat doing, saying, and thinking the same things over and over again. Without the ability to make new memories you also lose the chance of ever broadening your horizons. You lose the opportunity to think outside the box. You lose the chance at being creative. You lose the possible courage to go skydiving or zip lining. 

Although you literally lose all of memories, I believe that not being able to make new ones is a harsher punishment/fate that no one should endure. 

 

“We don’t remember days, we remember moments.”