Motivational Quotes

So this turned up on my facebook feed just now, and I feel it needs some discussion.


So on the one hand, I somewhat agree with the sad face, and all of the comments saying this is sad, or really bad. Because if someone is just using you then that person probably isn’t good for you, and you need to get them out of your life. That is a very tough call to make.

But on the other hand, this is just not a thing to be sad about, and it’s quite depressing to see that everyone sharing and liking this image and leaving these comments doesn’t see that. If you are a generous enough soul that you can have someone screw you over 1 million times (which is a lot of times), and still go back, then you are an amazing person. Sometimes other people make the wrong choices, or aren’t grateful, or don’t entirely deserve the love and attention we bestow on them. But the people who are willing to keep loving and giving unconditionally are the people who make the world go round.

I’m a bit of a quote junkie (because everyone has to have something to be a bit obsessed with). I constantly have lines of songs or poems or something going round in my head, and I spend half of my time googling things to try and work out where they came from. A recent favourite of mine is currently hanging around being my screensaver, and it’s this one by the Persian poet Hāfez –

“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with love like that.
It lights up the sky.”

It’s great, and lovely, and most of all it means the above. The people who can just give love even when it’s not reciprocated, and keep doing it and doing it and not care, are the people who light up the world.

Never be apologetic for being kind and good.

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