Your past or current circumstances that you have no control over don't determine who you are or where you are going. They only tell about your starting point. Your vision, attitude, approach, choices, decisions, reaction, and execution are the variables that will give you power over circumstances. Never become a victim of circumstances. Make circumstances your victim.
Kindness is a good quality but it's widely used as a tool to fool people and can horribly misrepresent someone's true quality. Loyalty on the other hand goes hand in hand with patience. Just wait long enough and you will find out who truly is your friend and who means well.
A picture is worth a thousand words. #Repost@abc7la
This image, of a SWAT officer rescuing a mother and her baby, has become a symbol of Hurricane Harvey and ongoing rescue efforts. Daryl Hudeck carried Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son, who was fast asleep, through knee-deep water covering Interstate 610 in southwest Houston on Sunday. The nation's fourth-largest city is still largely paralyzed by one of the largest downpours in U.S. history. With nearly 2 more feet of rain expected on top of the 30-plus inches in some places, authorities worry whether the worst is yet to come. Click the ABC7 logo from our profile for a look at more incredible images from this devastating event. Photo: @ap.images
There is no doubt that every love story starts with lust. When you love what you see and it develops in love, then you lust for what's inside. When I first met my wife the first part was really easy as she was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen but the second part was even easier as her heart and commitment to do good, to help others, and to always put everyone else but herself first was so fascinating and inspiring to me. While many who know her from social media may have seen only a one dimensional side of her as someone who works hard, loves what she does and loves her family, I have witnessed those beautiful moments up close and personal, unpolished, unselfish, and genuine when she is there for my daughter, for me, for her patients, the times when most people would give up or break down but she kept it strong; the times when she puts herself in the frontline to do good without expecting anything back. Those were some of the most beautiful moments and some of the moments when she looked the most beautiful and it was my reminder why I fell in love with her in the first place. I documented many of those moments with my camera phone without her knowing it and these images are some of them. I would show you more but she would probably kill me lol. I love you @beautybydrcat and spending these 8 years with you have been the best years of my life and I can't wait to spend all years ahead with you.
It has been really hard for me to find any inspiration to post anything solid lately. I see so much negativity, hate and suffering wherever I look. Good and young people die, bad and evil people raise. It's so strange. Maybe it has always been like this, maybe I was just so occupied with myself and my wants and needs that I didn't even stop to look around. I used to believe that the secret to ultimate happiness is reaching my desired destination that I portrayed in my head to be this perfect world...and once I was getting closer to that perfect world I forgot how it looked like in my head and then you start picturing it differently because it's easier than admitting to yourself that taking life day by day and enjoying every small thing can be more fulfilling because that perfect world was an illusion created by our subconscious to help us escape whatever we tried to flee. We get so obsessed with the thought of how amazing our life can be. If we just achieve this or that or make this amount of money or win that award or buy those cars or get that dream body or whatever... that we even forget where the hell we are heading. Life will never be easy for any of us, regardless of our past, current or future situation because we don't even take the time to understand life. Do we really need a lot of everything to give us an assurance of inner peace that everything will now be ok. Will it really? Can we just open all our senses instead, start noticing other people around us, like really noticing and care and not just empty stare at them. Notice all the beauty that this life is actually putting in front of us but we chose to look away because we got shit to do. Well, that shit is never gonna go away but those precious moments are disappearing one by one until the very last one. Not even sure if this came out depressing or motivating but it pretty much summed up my current mood. Hope your day brings you some good with it.
Every opportunity has a difficulty and every difficulty has an opportunity. It's our attitude towards it that controls the outcome. When you are surrounded by problems, you are simultaneously pushed to find solutions. When times are great it’s easy to become complacent and forget about your abilities, skills and strengths. It's troubled times that push you forward. Until you're completely broken you don't know what you are made of. You probably know this already but when you touch something hot and you burn yourself you immediately withdraw that body part. That's called a "reflex action" and you act before the information even reaches your brain. We are gifted with that special ability so we can facilitate our survival. Tough times eventually end but the strength, experience and wisdom you gain from them are lasting.