Sunday, August 10, 2014

My Life's Motto

"Just do it."

"Winning isn't everything."

"Go big or go home."

"Good things come to those who wait."  

We've all heard these mottos before, right? They become ingrained into our brains growing up. Sure, they are supposed to be inspirational and represent a deeper meaning and I'm sure they do to some people. But they never really resonated with me. Maybe they were just a little too cliche or vanilla for me. I prefer sentiments that are just a little bit more real. 

I've never been officially diagnosed, but I've always felt like I've suffered from some form of depression growing up. Now - don't get the wrong idea. It wasn't some hard knock life for me or anything. I had parents who loved me, a roof over my head, I never wanted for anything material. It wasn't that kind of struggle and I know I was lucky because there are plenty of people who don't have those things. But it was always more of an emptiness of the soul. Somewhere down deep, I was just missing something that would allow me to be happy like other people. 

I still feel that way every once in awhile. And whenever I get too far down deep into my funk, I always remember this line from one of my favorite movies, The Crow:

This is my life's motto. 

And it's true. Life can and does suck sometimes. But it also absolutely breathtakingly amazing. I'm often reminded of that every time I look at my two beautiful boys. 

It can't rain all the time because there's sunshine in my heart and soul. It might be hiding behind a cloud some days, but it's there, just ready to break through. 

What's your motto? 



  1. You mean it's not "Hakuna Matata"?! I mean, come on! ;)
    Not really sure if I have a motto, though I do have sayings that I like and can apply to my own life. One of my favorites is "Prayer changes things." I've seen God work around me too often not to believe in the power of prayer.

  2. I love this and the crow:) I don't really have a motto but I am partial to "Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one can only remember to turn on the light" -Albus Dumbledore Cause Im a dork like that :)

  3. I had not heard that quote before...that's a good one. Lately a big one for me is the stars can't shine without the darkness. An all time fav is this is the day that the lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it...helps me to remember who made this day, and that because he did, there must be blessing in it :) P.S, your boys...they're adorable.


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