It’s a God awful small affair To the girl with the mousey hair, But her mummy is yelling, “No!” And her daddy has told her to go, But her friend is no where to be seen.
Now she walks through her sunken dream To the seats with the clearest view And she’s hooked to the silver screen, But the film is sadd’ning bore For she’s lived it ten times or more. She could spit in the eyes of fools As they ask her to focus on
Sailors fighting in the dance hall. Oh man! Look at those cavemen go. It’s the freakiest show. Take a look at the lawman Beating up the wrong guy. Oh man! Wonder if he’ll ever know He’s in the best selling show. Is there life on Mars?
To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them (via kushandwizdom)
Still, the longer I was around her, the more I could see the colours of her mind and the recesses of her heart. There was a beast in there. But there was also a girl who was afraid of being a beast, and who wondered if other people had beasts in their hearts too. There was strength, and there was also just the determination to look strong. She guarded herself like a secret.