“If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation.”—Dalai Lama (via borgomani) (via iamblessed) (via leeshiebean) (via quote-book)
Even dorks can land babes. In “Weird Science” the guys may have to create the woman of their dreams, but in the end, real-life ladies come around and appreciate them for who they are once they get to know the dudes inside. Samantha Baker may be a sophomore nobody in “Sixteen Candles,” but she wins the heart of uber-popular jock, Jake Ryan. Even dorky Ted winds up with Jake’s hot prom date. See, dreams do come true!
People are not always what they seem. In “The Breakfast Club,” the kids write a letter to the principal saying, “We think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are…What do you care? You see us as you want to see us.” By the film’s end we discover that the popular girl is still a virgin, that the bully and the jock both have sensitive sides, that the weirdo was really just a pathological liar and that the nerd was potentially the the toughest of all. Consider all stereotypes shattered.
Make the most of sibling rivalry. In just about every John Hughes film one sibling gets the short end of the stick. Take heed and don’t be jealous or hate on your brother or sister just because they’re more popular. You’d be better off teaming up.
Parents aren’t perfect. Hughes portrays extreme circumstances where parents forget their daughter’s birthday (in “Sixteen Candles”) and even leave their young son behind when leaving on a family trip to Paris (in “Home Alone”). Since your folks were never that bad, maybe it’s time to cut them some slack.
Disastrous vacations are what memories are made of. Hey, remember that time your dad decided you were all going on on a road trip to Wally World, but the car got virtually destroyed, your grandma died, the dog peed on your sandwiches and when you finally got to the theme park it was not only a dump, it was closed? These are the memories you’ll look back on and laugh at some day.
Live life to the fullest. In the brilliant words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
A first-grade teacher, Ms. Brooks, was having trouble with one of her students. The teacher asked, "Harry, what's your problem?" Harry answered, "I'm too smart for the 1st grade. My sister is in the 3rd grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the 3rd grade too!" Ms. Brooks had had enough. She took Harry to the principal's office. While Harry waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was. The principal told Ms. Brooks he would give the boy a test. If he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the 1st grade and behave. She agreed. Harry was brought in and the conditions were explained to him and he agreed to take the test. Principal: "What is 3 x 3?" Harry: "9." Principal: "What is 6 x 6?" Harry: "36." And so it went with every question the principal thought a 3rd grader should know. The principal looks at Ms. Brooks and tells her, "I think Harry can go to the 3rd grade" Ms. Brooks says to the principal, "Let me ask him some questions." The principal and Harry both agreed. Ms. Brooks asks, "What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?" Harry, after a moment: "Legs." Ms. Brooks: "What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?" The principal wondered why would she ask such a question! Harry replied: "Pockets." Ms. Brooks: "What does a dog do that a man steps into?" Harry: "Pants." Ms. Brooks: What starts with a C, ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious and contains thin, whitish liquid?" Harry: "Coconut." The principal sat forward with his mouth hanging open. Ms. Brooks: "What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?" The principal's eyes opened really wide and before he could stop the answer, Harry replied, "Bubble gum." Ms. Brooks: "What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down and a dog does on three legs?" Harry: "Shake hands." The principal was trembling. Ms. Brooks: "What word starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K' that means a lot of heat and excitement?" Harry: "Firetruck." The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher, "Put Harry in the fifth-grade, I got the last seven questions wrong.
“If I could have just one wish,
I would wish to wake up everyday
To the sound of your breath on my neck,
The warmth of your lips on my cheek,
The touch of your fingers on my skin,
And the feel of your heart beating with mine
Knowing that I could never find that feeling
With anyone other than you.”—Courtney Kuchta (via theloveyturtle) (via iheartlove) (via mushd) (via hearttosoul) (via yezzir)
“I keep thinking of how much I love talking to you, how good you look when you smile; how much I love your laugh. I day dream about you off and on, replaying our conversations; laughing at funny things you said or did. I’ve memorized your face and the way that you look at me. I catch myself smiling again at what I imagined. I wonder what will happen the next time we’re together and even though neither of us know what the future holds, I know one thing for sure; you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”—
“Know yourself fully before making promises to another. Make many mistakes so you’ll know the right decision when it really matters. Know when to hold on and when to let go. Love hard and often, and without reservation. Seek knowledge. Open yourself up to possibility. Keep your heart open, your head high and your spirit free. Embrace your darkness along with your light. Never mislead anyone, especially yourself. Have the courage to admit when you’re wrong. Awaken to the brilliance of ordinary moments. See goodness in the world. Strive to be your best. Be bold. Be grateful. Be wild and gloriously free. Be you.”—~ Jeanette LeBlanc (via gatekeeper)
“It’s laughing with your friend at a time when you shouldn’t. It’s the sweat in your palms wanting to know someone you see and the pit in your stomach when they actually see you. It’s being touched by hands that aren’t your own. It’s the thrill of an escape that almost wasn’t. It’s the embarrassment you feel, naked for the first time. It’s helping a friend find something they lost. It’s a smile, a joke, a song. It’s what someone does that they like doing. It’s what someone does that they like remembering. It’s the thinking of things you may never do and the doing of things you may never have thought. It’s the road ahead and the road behind. It’s the first step and the last and every one in between, because they all make up the good life.”—~ The Good Life (via gatekeeper)
1. Pretend you’ve never met, then loudly try out lame pickup lines in a swanky bar. Act like they worked. 2. Go on a walking journey and every fifteen feet draw a chalk arrow in the direction you’re going. At the end of the trip, leave a big pile of chalk. 3. Create photo evidence suggesting that you went on an adventure that didn’t really happen 4. Go for a drive. You can only make right-hand turns. When you finally get stuck, turn around and then you can only make left-hand turns. Repeat until you find something interesting. Take pictures along the way! 5. Build forts out of furniture and blankets, and wage war with paper airplanes. 6. Go to a major chain bookstore, and leave notes to future readers in copies of your favorite books 7. Write a piece of fiction together. Outside at a cafe. Ask strangers when you get stuck. 8. Try and visit as many people as you can in one night, and turn as many things inside their apartment upside down as you can, without them noticing. 9. Do the lamest tourist thing in your area that you have both secretly wanted to do forever. Have an unabashed good time! 10. Hide and seek in the park 11. Go around the city with sidewalk chalk and draw hearts with equations inside on random things 12. Drive somewhere unknown and have dinner in a city you’ve never been to. With fake names. 13. Go for a drive with the passenger blindfolded, choosing directions at random. see where you end up 14. Dress up as pirates, commandeer shopping carts, and have a war upon the high seas.. er, parking lot. 15. Go on a search for as many good climbing trees as possible, climb as high as you both can in all of them, compile photo evidence 16. Rent a movie you’ve never seen before. Set on mute and improvise dialogue. 17. Dress up as pirates and go parrot shopping at local pet stores 18. Go to the airport, get the cheapest, soonest departing flight to anywhere when you show up, and stay there for a weekend. 19. Walk around a city and perform short silent plays in front of security cameras 20. In the middle of the night, drive to the beach, so you arrive just as the sun is rising. Have a breakfast picnic, then fall asleep together. Bring a sun umbrella. 21. Dress up as superheros and stop at least one petty crime “ie. jaywalking, littering….” 22. Go to a minor league baseball game under the stars. Tell each other stories about how bad you are at athletics. Randomly cheer for both teams. Eat lots of Cracker Jack. 23. With camera and pair of boots, make photolog of a day in the life of the invisible man. 24. Walk around the city all night and find a place to eat breakfast at dawn
25. Go to a restaurant and convince the cook to create something completely new for you.
Loving someone consists of quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad. It is settling for less than perfection, and making allowances for human weaknesses. It is being content with the present, hopeful for the future, and not brooding over the past. It’s the day-in, day-out chronicle of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories, and the working towards common goals. If you don’t have love, no matter what there is, it is not enough.
The greatest irony of love; loving the right person at the wrong time, having the wrong person when the time is right and finding out you love someone right after that person walks out of your life. And sometimes, you think you’re already over a person, but when you see them smile at you, you’ll suddenly realize that you’re just pretending to be over them just to ease the pain of knowing that they will never be yours again. For some, they think that letting go is one way of expressing how much they love that person. Some are afraid to see the one they love being held by someone else. Most relationships tend to fail not because the absence of love. Love is always present. It’s just that one was being loved too much and the other was being love too little. As we all know that the heart is the center of the body but it beats on the left. Maybe that’s the reason why the heart is not always right. Most often we fall in love with the person we think we love but to only discover that for them, we are just for passing time while the one who truly loves us remains either a friend or a stranger. So here’s a piece of advice; let go when you’re hurting too much, give up when love isn’t enough, and move on when things are not like before. For sure there is someone out there who will love you even more. At least, I hope so.
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”—Dr. Seuss (via quotewhore - carekoba - padayon) (via littlemissdorkette)