Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Shedding Skin

You change for two reasons:
either you learn enough that you want to,
or you've been hurt enough that you have to.
~ Unknown

Note To Self


Monday, November 18, 2013


One seemingly small lie
 is enough to destroy everything.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Even one extra day of life is worth more than ten million dollars in gold.

~ The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Why Things Happen

Things do not just happen; they have a purpose to mature one in one's life journey. Situations that come into one's life are not meant to just leave so that one can get back to where one was but instead to make one better and grow one stronger than one ever was.

~ Dr. Keith Nemec

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Love is how you earn your wings.
~ Karen Goldman

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Safe & Sound

I'm coming back from where I've been
Happiness is a choice
and I know that
I heard this song in the gym yesterday and it made me feel better
It lifted my spirits and made me feel the love that is in my heart
no matter how bad it gets
no matter how dark it is
I couldn't leave that place until I could leave it
I still am
and it still hurts
But music heals
Great treasure that it is
What would our lives be without it?
You see
I love you
Each of you
May this fill your cup

Friday, November 1, 2013

Circle of Sorrow

This is the road
I never wanted to travel
with nowhere to go
locked inside my emptiness

I see light shining
through holes in my cell
I feel rain on my metal skin
There's a few rivulets of beauty
here and there
but mostly
I'm sad

Black waves of pain
keep washing through me
and won't stop
It's not getting easier
I'm just becoming more numb
Pretending not to care
while something inside me dies
being strong
even while I cry
sitting here alone
questioning why I'm alive


You've been saying yes
to so much crap
for so long
you don't even know
who you are anymore.
Quit screwing yourself over
with things and people
that aren't good for you.

It's a new month.
Start over.