“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”—James 1:2-4
“You only want what’s easy and that’s why what you get never lasts. Everybody wants to be fought for but nobody is willing to fight. She loves the butterflies but she avoids beginnings because she hates having to start over. He’s tired but he’s so used to the chase that he’s scared to stop running.”—@RobHillSr
Okay lang naman magka-crush. Normal. Bahagi ng paglaki. Required na sagutin sa slum book, “Who is your crush?” Kaya lang, siguraduhin mong:
1. Hindi iikot ang buhay mo sa kanya. Obsession na yan.
2. Hindi ka magpapakahirap i-upgrade yung sarili mo with the hope na maging “worthy” ka maging crush din ng crush mo. Seeking for approval na yan.
3. Hindi mo ire-reject itong isa pang guy na crush ka, di torpe, may stable job, at higit sa lahat, mahal si Lord dahil sa crush mo. Nagmamaganda ang tawag dyan.
Biro lang. Ang totoo, para mo na ring sinabi na mas importante crush mo kesa sa mga plano sayo ni Lord, si Lord na True Love mo. At ang ending pala, hindi naman siya yung plano Niya para sa’yo katulad ng nangyari sa kaibigan ko.
Sabi ko sa kanya, magpasalamat ka na rin na nagkaron na ng jowa ang crush mo. At least, kumbaga sa multiple choice, bawas na ang pagpipilian mo. Pinapatag lang ni Lord ang dadaanan mo para sa’yong red carpet walk pag time mo na mag-shine bright like a diamond.
Kaya kahit di ka crush ng crush mo, smile ka din at wag konti lang. Lakihan mo!
“When it’s real you’ll know, you won’t be confused about it. Sometimes you just can’t tell anybody how you really feel, not because you don’t know why, not because you don’t know your purpose, not because you don’t trust them, but because you can’t find the right words to make them understand. People may not always tell you how they feel about you. But they will show you. Pay attention.”—
“I don’t understand how you can smile all day long, but cry yourself to sleep at night. How pictures never change, but the people in them do. How you can love so innocently, but it can turn into anger so quickly. How your best friend can become your worst enemy. Or when your worst enemy turns into your best friend. How forever turns into a few short months that you’d do almost anything to get back. How you can let go of something you once said you couldn’t live without. How even though you know letting go of something is best for you, it hurts just the same. How the people who once wanted to spend every second with you, think a few minutes of their time is too much time to spare. How people make promises, and bear their souls to someone despite knowing how common it is for promises to be broken. How people can erase you from their lives ‘cause it’s just easier then working things out.”—
“I didn’t plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt if you planned on falling in love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has happened only once and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.”—(via thelovewhisperer)