Monthly Archives: May 2013

Quotes You Should Stop Quoting: Part 3

leaves, road, path

If you haven’t read part one and part two of this series please go and read those first. I have yet another quote to share with you that I feel is not always the best advice to take.

“Follow your heart; let your heart be your guide”

Yes, sometimes we should listen to our hearts, but most of the time our hearts don’t guide us towards the best path. I think the better piece of advice is to “follow your heart, but take your brain with you.” When we look to our feelings and emotions to make the decisions we usually fail to see the consequences that could result from our choices. We see what we want to happen instead of what will most likely happen. Our emotions make us human and definitely contribute to a life worth living, but they can also blind us. In the same way, Read the rest of this entry

Word of the Week: Mellifluous

flower, plant

The word of the week is: Mellifluous

Pronunciation: [Muh-lif-loo-uhs]

Definition:

adjective

1. sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding (a mellifluous voice)

2. flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey; sweet.

Quotes relating to this topic:

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness.  We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”  -Chuck Palahniuk

“Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” -Proverbs 16:24

We may not enjoy going through difficult times in life, but sometimes it helps to remember that it is vital to experience struggle before we can learn and become better people. Tough times are also a way to wake us up and convince us to take notice of all the blessings that surround us. If you are going through a battle right now, just realize that it won’t last forever and once it is over you will come out of it learning something new for a better future. And if you see someone struggling in life think back to the hard times you’ve had and use this opportunity to reach out to them. Kind words and a thoughtful gesture is sometimes the greatest gift you could ever give.

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