Who’s pulling the strings?

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Who is pulling the strings in your life? You? Or someone else? Sometimes we have to sacrifice, compromise, and put others first. But that should nonetheless be our own decision. We should never feel forced, controlled or trapped. We should never feel tied to a particular journey or a particular future. We don’t need anyone’s approval or permission. Nobody owns us, our life or our heart. We know ourselves best and what makes us happiest. Happiness in life is the most important. Make yourself a priority and pull the strings in your own life. Don’t leave it up to someone else.

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Thought of the Day: Choices

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We all have to make choices in life. Sometimes it’s easy, and other times it’s terrifying. What if we make the wrong decision? What if we’re torn in two different directions? What if we have no idea, no instinct, about what to do? We all have to make choices in life. And we can’t hide from them. We can only trust that whichever path we pick, it will have just as many trials and joys, be just as wild and thrilling, as any other path we take. We have the choice to make it so. We cannot guarantee that what is lost can be found again, but we are the pilots of our own aircraft. There’s always a chance the change course. We just need to have enough strength to get off the ground.

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Song of the Week: ‘Words as Weapons’ by Birdy

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Birdy’s captivating voice coupled with emotional lyrics make her single ‘Words as Weapons’ an inspirational treasure. Words are a lot more powerful than we give them credit for. They move people. They stay with people. They transcend generations. A simple phrase can lift someone up or tear them apart, drive a mass of people forward or hold them back. They heal and they scald. With those piercing, blistering, cruel words directed at us, we should take Birdy’s advice: to have no fear and to shed no tears. When we take control of how words affect us, that is when we triumph over the power the words possess. When we rise above them by valuing ourselves, when we ignore them by focusing on our own opinions, and when we do not allow them to push us down, we convert those words into fuel and passion. Don’t let the words trap you. You decide what’s best for you.

You use your words as a weapon dear, but your blades don’t hurt when you have no fear. You think that you’re deep under my skin, you’re trying to keep me suffering. If you use your words as a weapon, then as a weapon, I’ll shed no tears.

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