14 November 2008

smooth granite heart

I saw this quote today and thought it was lovely so I'm sharing it.
"Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with the world."

- Cesare Pavese
Some of my luxuries:
  • My freedom to live how I want to live
  • My happiness
  • My financial stability at the current time
  • My family and friends (sometimes one in the same)
  • My life
I'm grateful to be where I'm at right now. Sometimes it's a struggle but that's the price of life. In the end I think it makes everything worth it. I'm happy because I'm living out certain dreams I had for myself. I've moved somewhere I wanted to be to do something I wanted to do and it's been immensely rewarding mentally, financially, emotionally... personally. I've grown closer to my family in ways because of the distance. I've also accepted true friendships into my life - embracing them actually and nurturing them instead of the destruction I used to cause. I want the best for others even with my selfish nature over shadowing that sometimes. I need to remember that there is always a price to pay. I am not entitled anything. No one is. Hard work. Love. Determination. Peace.

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