1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still  good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small  step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating  anyone.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your  credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every  argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more  healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God.  He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your  first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is  futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up  the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you  cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea  what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to  be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can  change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never  blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17.  Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or  joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you  stronger.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.  But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it  comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an  answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the  fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is  special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23.  Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24.  The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in  charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called  disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this  matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone  everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of  your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time  time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will  change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else  does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you  because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't  do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it  now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative – dying  young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38.  All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get  outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we  all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab  ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all  you need.

42. The best is yet to come…

43. No matter  how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44.  Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a  gift.

- itsRealityCheck

She is a free soul
In the eye of the storm she has stood
The scars describe her journey
She cannot settle for ordinary
She has endured, she is fire
The world is her platform and the sky her shelter
The sun is her inspiration and the moon her companion
She breathes life.
—  Nida Sumra

Look at her eyes, those black holes embedded in her skull. What do you see? Is there an abyss? Is there a quicksand? Is there a cliff for you to jump off? Look closely. 

There is none of that in her eyes. There are only a million thoughts running constantly in all directions—like a highway with no stoplights, no speed limits and no traffic regulations. They are gentle, rampant thoughts reflecting hurt, joy, success, regrets, twilights and daybreaks. And whenever any of them crash or collide with each other, her heart flutters. 

Countless galaxies are made from these highways of chaotic thoughts. And these galaxies burst into a thousand suns and stars—the moment she hears your name.