Ironically came upon this bench this weekend; wandering with my thoughts and camera. Timing of this weekend was less than ideal, but it is what it is I guess. Live and learn.
"I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul."
**Guide your soul toward the happiness, compassion, and appreciation you deserve.**
"Action expresses priorities."
**Silent words, spoken through ones action, ring louder than anything else upon this land.**
"There is a difference between compromising and settling for less than you deserve. The difference is that one is something you should never do."
**If one person is always compromising, they eventually forget what they stand for, having fallen for everything. Stand strong in matters that matter most to the heart.**
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
**The only way to live. No fear and no regrets in leading a life this way.**
"Never compromise who you are to be who you think others want you to be."
**You are 100% original, believe in yourself, if others do not, their loss.**
"All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take."
**One must surrender in the name of love, learn the balance of give and take, but know there will be certain battles to stand firm in.**
“There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations”
**Never lay your head upon your pillow thinking, this is as good as it gets. Life spans a lifetime, we may strive to better ourselves and what is around us, each and everyday.
♥ We have the right to feelings, emotions, being wanted, taken care of, feeling special, communicated with; we are people after all, or else we could still be considered apes... ♥