26 things for my 26 years


 You learn something every day if you pay attention.

1. I’ve learned-
that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

2. I’ve learned-
that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

3. I’ve learned-
that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

4. I’ve learned-
that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

5. I’ve learned-
that you should never ruin an apology with an excuse.

6. I’ve learned-
that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

7. I’ve learned-
that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

8. I’ve learned-
that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

9. I’ve learned-
that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

10. I’ve learned-
that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

11. I’ve learned-
that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

12. I’ve learned-
that the hottest love has the coldest end.

13. I’ve learned-
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

14. I’ve learned-
that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

15. I’ve learned-
that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

16. I’ve learned-
that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

17. I’ve learned-
that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

18. I’ve learned-
that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

19. I’ve learned-
that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

20. I’ve learned-
that your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t biological.

21. I’ve learned-
that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself.

22. I’ve learned-
that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

23. I’ve learned-
that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

24. I’ve learned-
that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

25. I’ve learned-
that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

26. I’ve learned-
that people will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

~~~

 

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The Chimera


Chimera yang berarti khayalan, bisa juga diartikan sebagai angan-angan, bayangan, ilusi, mimpi, fantasi dan daya cipta. Bagi saya Chimera menjadi salah satu kata yang sangat mempengaruhi sebagian besar hidup saya. Chimera menjadi pertanyaan yang belum terjawab dan juga jawaban dari pertanyaan dalam hidup saya atau mungkin anda.

Saya percaya setiap tulisan yang telah atau akan saya ciptakan ada karena saya mengandalkan Chimera yang ada dalam diri saya. Dari sana meluaplah ide-ide segar yang bisa saya bagi setiap hari dalam tulisan dan bisa juga membawa saya seperti hilang sementara dalam aktifitas dunia hanya untuk kambali ke masa lalu. Berbicara tentang masa lalu, Chimera menjadi rumus dasar bagi semua para penemu, para seniman, para pencetus dan para penulis. Saya juga percaya bahwa Chimera menjadi inspirasi bagi calon penemu untuk menciptakan “Time Machine” atau mesin waktu. Mesin yang ingin saya miliki sejak saya kanak-kanak.

Siapapun pernah berkhayal. Ini setidaknya menurut keyakinan saya. Entahlah sesungguhnya apa memang benar-benar ada orang yang hidup di dunia ini tanpa berkhayal. Jika memang ada, bagi saya orang yang tidak pernah mengalami kejadian atau pengalaman seperti ini, mungkin adalah orang yang belum memiliki mimpi. Mimpi seringkali merupakan pemenuhan hasrat kita yang tidak terlaksana di dunia nyata. Hasrat yang menguap ke dalam kepala di saat saya berkhayal.

Menurut seorang Psikolog Michael Guttridge (www.metamorph.co.uk), yang mengartikan; berkhayal bukan aktivitas mewah dari orang malas. ”Melamun dan berkhayal yang oleh masyarakat dilihat sebagai sebuah aktivitas non-produktif sebenarnya dapat menambah nilai-nilai produktivitas atau khayalan baik,” Michael menjelaskan.

Yang dimaksud khayalan yang baik menurut saya adalah khayalan yang mampu mendapatkan dan menciptakan ide-ide yang tidak terduga. Bahkan mungkin dapat mengarahkan anda untuk menjalin hubungan lebih baik, mengurangi stress, membuat Anda lebih kreatif dan berpikir produktif tentang tujuan-tujuan masa depan yang membuat cita-cita itu dapat diraih .

In life, many thoughts are born in the course of a moment, an hour, a day. Some are dreams, some visions. Often, we are unable to distinguish between them. To some, they are the same; however, not all dreams are visions. Much energy is lost in fanciful dreams that never bear fruit. But visions are messages from the Great Spirit, each for a different purpose in life. Consequently, one person’s vision may not be that of another. To have a vision, one must be prepared to receive it, and when it comes, to accept it. Thus when these inner urges become reality, only then can visions be fulfilled. The spiritual side of life knows everyone’s heart and who to trust. How could a vision ever be given to someone to harbor if that person could not be trusted to carry it out. The message is simple: commitment precedes Chimera. ~Moussa Isaac Askey