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Quote Of The Day 25/10/2018

THURSDAY, 25/10/2018:

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‘I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness.’

– Anaïs Nin

Quote Of The Day 24/10/2018

WEDNESDAY, 24/10/2018:

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‘When you’re in survival mode, you numb yourself.’

– Clemantine Wamariya

Quote Of The Day 23/10/2018

TUESDAY, 23/10/2018:

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‘You’re my favourite place to go when my mind searches for peace.’

– Kirsten Corley

‘The Life Changing Events Club’ as told by John Passaro

‘The Life Changing Events Club’ as told by John Passaro

 

“There is a club in this world that you do not join knowingly.

One day you are just a member.

 

It is “The life changing events club.”

 

The fee to join the club is hurt beyond belief, payable in full, up front for a lifetime membership.

The benefit of the club is a new found perspective on life, and a deep understanding that you may not be happy about your current situation, but you can be happy in your current situation.

The only rule to the club is that you cannot tell anyone that you are a member.

The club does not provide a directory of its members, but when you look into a member’s eye, you can tell that they too are part of the club. Members are allowed to exchange that brief eye contact that says: “I didn’t know.”

 

Being a member of this club is the last thing that anyone initially wants in their life.

 

Being a member of this club is the best thing that ever happens to a person in their life, and there is not a person in the club that would ever give up their membership.

If you really look and know what you are looking for you can spot the club’s members; they are the ones that provide a random act of kindness and do something for someone who can never repay them for what they have done. They are the people spreading joy and optimism and lifting people’s spirits even when their own heart has been broken.

I have paid my dues; my lifetime membership arrived today, not by mail, but by a deep inner feeling that I cannot describe.

 

It is the best club that I never wanted to be part of.

 

But I am glad that I am a member.”

 

 
― John Passaro: 6 Minutes Wrestling With Life

Lungs Filled With Cement.

A poem.

There are so many things that I want to say, and yet, most of the time, nothing comes from my mouth but a wry smile.

How am I meant to say the things I desperately want to, without revealing how incredibly broken I am?

I watch you all day, think about you, talk to you. And yet the things that I so desperately want to scream, are stuck inside my lungs, weighing me down like cement, instead of air.

I want you to look into my eyes and understand, so I don’t have to say the things I feel. I want you to hold my hand, until I don’t have a reason to let go. I want you to hold me together, because I feel like I’m falling apart.

I know you can see the flicker of what’s haunting me, behind my eyes. I know you can sense the things I don’t say.

Look closer. Believe me when I say I want to tell you. But understand me when I say I can’t.

Because my lungs are filled with cement.

And the more I gasp for air, the harder the cement sets. The heavier I feel. The harder it is to let the words escape.