Wait.... I am weak and not in control?...
So, in my blogs I often write advice about the various ways I have learned to cope with life. Hence the name of my blog: stumblingthroughlife. You see, I am no “Life-Guru” or “Dear Abby”. I am merely writing what I have learned as I’ve stumbled, fallen, had my heart broken, been afraid, and yet through it all triumphed at the end. Many people ask “Well what if...
Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and...– (via outcamethesun) This is SO me! (via comeupfromthewilderness)
All flowers in time bend toward the sun’– Jeff Buckley (via velvetblory)
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” - Ralph Marston
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of...
Music expresses that which cannot be said and what is impossible to keep silent.
Do not just look at an issue in your life and let it pass on by like it doesn’t...– (via dizzysvisuals)
The trials of this life will ultimately lead to joy if we patiently trust in...
There is No Hiding From the Monster's Under Your...
“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win” -Steven King As a child, I remember checking under my bed and in my closet for monsters before I could go to sleep. In my mind, they were real, and out to get me. Then I grew up, and I have never had a monster, goblin, ghost attack me. But lack of monster’s physical attack does not...
Normal and abnormal are like night and day. We recognize that they’re two...– Jerome Moller, The Other Side of Normal (via ilostmy30s)
It’s hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted...
Please Sign These Online Petitions to Send to...
Both of these petitions are asking our Legislatures to take action against the prescription abuse epidemic not only in South Carolina, where I live. But in the United States. It only takes a moment: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/jaycieslaw/ http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/prescription-drug-epidemic-in-south-carolina/ Thank you and may God Bless
Let Yourself Out of Your Cage and BE FREE!!!
Sometimes in life, we allow ourselves to be caged in. To not live to our full potential. To “keep on keeping on”. This can be devastating as we go around and around in this never-ending circle of keeping up with the Jones’ in search of happiness. But some beg the question, “Isn’t life supposed to be a journey towards happiness?” My answer to that is yes and no....
All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream. -Edgar Allan Poe
Please sign this online petition to create change... →
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for...– Saul Bellow (via the-random-quotes)
The Idiocy of Ignorance
iamkindofadick: These days, people seem to cling to ignorance like a shield, cowering in fear behind it to deflect away those uncomfortable truths that so damage their own egos. Ignorance is never something that should be encouraged, but there does seem to be a disturbing trend of anti-intellectualism in America. Ignorance is not strength. Fear and hatred of knowledge is detrimental.
Shhhh... I'll Let You in One a Little Secret About...
Just like the Robert Frost poem, in life there comes a time where we are faced with a choice. Should I follow everyone else and take the clear path in the woods to reach a certain destination? Or to risk it all, follow our vision, appease our curiosity, and carve our own path? The path already traveled is a guarantee (or so we think). But carving our own path could be...
Ignorance is Bliss
lebaneseshadow: Sometimes this phrase worries me. Because I may not be happy all the time, but when I am, something feels off. I’m not a pessimist. But I am a realist. And realistically, life’s always in an imbalance. Which means that if I’m noticably happy…. I’m missing that imbalance. And I hate being ignorant.
My story of Mom's suicide, and Susan's story of...
http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120514/PC16/120519574/1165 Prescription painkillers can be deadly Photo by providedMartha Armstrong (right) lost her mother Patti Hodge to an overdose of painkillers six months ago. Armstrong’s YouTube video has drawn attention to prescription drug abuse. When Martha Armstrong’s mother died in November, she really lost two...
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Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.– Charles J. Sykes (via andtheniamupwiththebirds)
my-love-notes: Authenticity. Stand tall and proud in who you are, and care not too much of those who do not wish you the best. Trust love and allegiance to the pure and honest you: the you that sets others free when you simply choose freedom for yourself. Many fear this natural state of your inner beauty shining out, and let them fear or disapprove, and just keep shining.
We must be willing to rid of the life we had planned so as to have the life that...
For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin- real life. But...
Here is an Invitation to GIVE UP!!!
Give up wanting to be a famous musician, artist, architect, thinker, writer, whatever-it-is. Maybe it’s smarter to make your purpose to have an impact, instead. Give up wanting to be different for the sake of being unique. Give up trying to be the center of attention and trying to be important. (Focusing on community is usually more fulfilling.) Give up achieving...
Giving up is really about honoring your feelings. It’s about giving up trying to...
Keep it Real.... Just Be Yourself!
Why is it so hard for people to be authentic? Why does everyone have to wear a mask? Why do people find it necessary to compare ourselves to others, get plastic surgery, and waste money and energy in order to fit in? Our culture claims to teach individuality. When you’re young, you are told you can be anything when you grow up. They implant...
It Is Time To Spring Clean Your Life!!!!!
Ahhh, it is that time of year my friends!!! The flowers are blooming, the birds chirping, the sun shining… It is time to open your windows, pump up some tunes, take out the supplies, and get rid of the clutter that is in your homes. People become obsessed with taking household inventory, and organizing rooms, drawers, and attics. WHY NOT TAKE THIS OBSESSION AND DO SOME...