Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly. No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Making one person smile can change the world – maybe not the whole world, but their world. The only normal people you know are the ones you don’t know very well. As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones. Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go and move on. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion; today is special. Love and appreciate your parents. We are often so busy growing up; we forget they are also growing old. Many people are so poor because the only thing they have is money. It’s better to know and be disappointed than to never know and always wonder. Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you, but rather what’s happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it always comes from within. What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while. You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one. If you don’t like something, change it.