Observe, Open, Organize, Original, Own
One of the hardest lessons learned in growing up is that even the one person who wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will in some small way. You will have your heart broken probably more than once. You too will inadvertently break some hearts, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll occasionally argue with your closest friends. You’ll blame new loves for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you thought you couldn’t live without. This is what happens when you open your heart and mind to the greatest joys of life.
Chuck Palahniuk once said, “The only way to find true happiness in life is to risk being completely cut open.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. Anybody who is capable of living and loving is bound to get hurt at some point, but the reward is well worth the risk. The result is a life filled with honesty and love.
Let’s take too many pictures, laugh too much and love like we’ve never been hurt. Let’s not live in fear that our days will end in pain. Instead, let’s bravely begin to enjoy each moment with honesty and love. Life is too short to let it pass by. Open your heart and mind and live it to the fullest!
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