Tuesday, March 2, 2010


"Why do we close our eyes when we sleep, when we cry, when we imagine, when we kiss? Because the most beautiful thing in the world is unseen."


“Smile, even if it's a sad smile, because sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how to smile.”...

...Interestingly enough, people never knew that.

I woke up this morning, completely drained. School has gotten me so worked up that it's unbelievable. But once I looked in the mirror, I pasted a smile on my face. Though I was tired. Though I probably looked like hell. I couldn't help but smile. Why? Because it makes me feel so much better.

It's amazing how something so simple as a lift of the corners of your mouth can light such a huge fire right under you. It warms you up and makes you feel whole again. It gives you the power to move on through the day, even though you're so exhausted emotionally and/or physically.

Maybe that's all we need. People talk of all of these special things like material things and relationships. Yes, those things are important to some people. They too can help you out when you aren't feeling too well. But what if you don't have that? What if all you have to rely on is yourself? What happens then?

At a moment such as that, people tend to quit and give up on happiness. But I feel sorry for those that do, because all they need is a simple smile. One look in the mirror is all it takes. Once they see that smile on their face, whether it's forced or genuine, they'll feel so much better. It might take a few looks, but who cares? A few moments to reflect upon what you can offer yourself is worth it.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Life and Love

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

-- Judy Garland

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
-- Reinhold Niebuhr

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
-- Marianne Williamson

So I've written a few songs lately. All with the same theme.

Living Life

It's easier said then done, really. Life throws so many obstacles in your way that eventually you fall to your knees and plead for things to end. You give up. You give in. What we don't see is, that's the coward's way out. Life is a gift. It should be appreciated. No, you didn't ask to be here. No, life isn't always easy, but who cares? You're alive. Make the best of it.

Something to think about: If life was easier, would it still be as enjoyable and adventurous as it is?

Doesn't this make you want to smile?