Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Do you take the risk ?

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.

To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.

To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.

To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To live is to risk dying,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.

Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.
The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
And the realist adjusts the sails.

(by William Arthur Ward)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Would you...?

If i would be a bird,
would you fly with me?
If i would be a flower,
would you bloom with me?
If i would be a cloud,
would you rain with me?
If i would be your heart,
would you love me?

Friday, November 18, 2011

A child

can always teach an adult three things:
  1. to be happy for no reason,
  2. to always be busy with something,
  3. and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
- Paulo Coleho