Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale of all.

“Oh my God, that’s the exact word for him – geek. You can play five seconds of a song from the 1950s and he’ll be like, “Oh yeah, that was Nat King Cole”. He has a phenomenal ear for these sorts of things. It’s great for me, because every morning I used to go into hair and make-up and there’d be some strange music blasting out of these little iPod speakers. He was a great source for new material.”

— Tom Felton, on Daniel Radcliffe

“After a trauma, your body is at its most vulnerable. Response time is critical. So you’re suddenly surrounded by people—doctors, nurses, specialists, technicians—surgery is a team sport. Everyone pushing for the finish line. Putting you back together again. But surgery is a trauma in and of itself, and once it’s over, the real healing begins. It’s called recovery. Recovery is not a team sport. It’s a solitary distance run. It’s long. It’s exhausting. And it’s lonely as hell.”

Grey’s Anatomy

Interviewer: If you are in the mood and you don’t have a boyfriend, what do you do?

Adele: Uhm, I just go to sleep.
Interviewer: But you have to do it!
Adele: No, you don’t have to do it.
Interviewer: But it’s good for you!
Adele: It’s good for you but you don’t have to do it … I don’t really want to talk about masturbating on TV when there’s cameras.
Interviewer: I was not talking about masturbating, I was talking about singing!
Adele: Oh my god.

Others will follow your footsteps easier than they will your advice.

“We’re his Army. Dumbledore’s Army. We were all in it together.” – Neville Longbottom.

If you keep having to figure out where you stand with someone, maybe it’s time to start walking instead.

“Well, yes, ma’am, I do… I mean, I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or, who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up. Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people. I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you… to make each day count.”

Jack, Titanic

A small challenge:

We all know someone who suffers in silence, sometimes we are that someone.

We sense their suffering, we sense their pain, but we don’t do anything about it, we go on with our lives, we smile, we talk about nothing, we are friends, but we don’t try to understand each other’s stories.

Lets change that, when you see this person again, ask them what’s wrong, ask them how you can help, and if you can’t then just listen. More often than not we listen to the words, but we don’t focus on the meaning behind them. 

You’ll help someone today, and maybe someday when you are at your lowest, someone else will do the same for you.

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