1. You arrive one hour late to a party and find out you are the first one to arrive. 2. You think it's perfectly normal to call someone who's 30 years younger than you 'Anna just Because he's behind a counter. 3. You wear a suit to a wedding... And you are only 3 years old. 4. The wedding takes an hour and the group pictures take five hours. 5. Your mom and sister together own more jewels than a Chinese jewelers store.
Man who lost his legs as a child scales 19,000ft-high Kilimanjaro by crawling on his HANDS for seven days
It's a feat most able-bodied people would struggle to achieve - scaling one of the highest peaks on the planet. Spencer West managed it using just his hands.
31-year-old, from Toronto, Canada - who lost his legs when he was just
five years old - reached the summit of the 19,341ft high Mt. Kilimanjaro
on Tuesday after a slow, gruelling and awe-inspiring trek.
Spencer West, celebrates at the peak of Kilimanjaro on Monday, after scaling the tallest mountain in Africa on his hands
Here are some of my favorite quotes
(many written by myself over a 13 year period). I hope some of them resonate
with you Enjoy my friends:
Being classy is NOT about being
stuck up, but more so about having a simply unique style that will never be
forgotten. To be classy is to have respect; respect for others, respect for
elders, and most of all respect for yourself. -unknown
As you become more clear about who
you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you “ the
first time around. -Oprah
Love is not who you can see yourself
with it is who you can’t see yourself without. -unknown
I think so many times we let our
past dictate our future. It not only hurts our life, but it hurts the good
people who want to become apart of it, too. -DeAndre Carswell
Grudges are a waste of perfect
happiness. Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what
you can’t change.
If you break your neck, if you have
nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything
else is inconvenience. -Robert Fulgham
There is nothing more wonderful in
life than seeing life as an adventure. We should all try things that we’re
afraid of. We should all look very clearly into the unknown and enjoy it.
Because when you come in contact with things that you really don’t know, that’s
when you’re truly living. -unknown
With everything that has happened to
you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a
gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you
from growing. You get to choose. -Wayne W. Dyer
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll
end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never,
ever have enough. -Oprah
Immature people always want to win
an argument, even at the cost of a relationship. Mature people understand that
it’s always better to lose an argument and win a relationship. -unknown
Live with intention. Walk to the
edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no
regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as
if this is all there is. -Mary Anne Radmacher
In 20 years people won’t remember
your name or achievements, or maybe even what you look like. But in 20 years
they will remember how you made them feel and the memories you gave them.
If you are bored with life, if you
don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things “ you don’t have
When you meet the right person, you
know it. You can’t stop thinking about them. They are your best friend, and
your soulmate. You can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with them. No one
and nothing else can compare. -How I Met Your Mother (Season 7, Episode 10)
Your worst battle is between what
you know and what you feel.
The more difficult it is to reach
your destination, the more you’ll remember and appreciate the journey. -Susan
As you get older, your expectations
or trust of others is not as high as it was when one was young, naive and felt
unstoppable. That is one of the things that many of us strive to regain most
from life as we age, which is this innocence we once had, but due to the scars
one accumulates with age, finding your way back to this prized destination is
almost impossible, because the compass we used then has been shattered by the
weight of life’s disappointments. -Avis John
People break up all the time, mainly
for the wrong reasons. They let the smallest things tear apart something so
Theory of Relativity: 98% of the
people you’re related to are just plain weirdand the other 2% who are normal
won’t associate with you. -Susan Gale
A woman would be much better off if
she could distinguish the difference between a man that flatters her and a man
that compliments her, a man that spends money on her and a man that invests in
her, a man that views her as property and a man that views her properly, a man
that lusts after her and a man that loves her, a man that believes he is God’s
gift to women and a man that remembers a woman is God’s gift to man. Know your
self worth; God doesn’t make junk. He makes jewels.
Sometimes it looks like everything
is falling apart and all you do fails, but you have to stay strong. Night is
always darkest before the dawn and your life is just the same “ the hard times
will pass, everything will get better and the sun will shine brighter than
One of the hardest decisions you’ll
ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder. -unknown
A foolish person will be known by
several things: Anger without cause, speech without thought, change without
progress, inquiry without reason, thought without action, and dishonesty
For those who have lost any of their
loved ones, or friends. As a matter of fact, nobody ever dies. Because they’re
gonna live inside everybody who ever knew them. Everyone they ever touched, no
matter how little, and the people who love them, their families and friends,
they’re never gonna stop thinking about them or talking about them. They’re
never gonna die because they were loved and they loved. They’re going to live
forever in your heart, as death doesn’t put an end to love. -unknown
It’s one of those things that people
say, you can’t move on until you let go of the past. Letting go is the easy
part, it’s the moving on that’s painful. So sometimes we fight it, try and keep
things the same. Things can’t stay the same though. At some point, you just
have to let go. Move on. Because no matter how painful it is, it’s the only way
we grow. -Grey’s Anatomy
Remember, there are no real failures
in life, only results. There are no true tragedies only lessons. And there
really are no problems only opportunities waiting to be recognized as solutions
by the person of wisdom.
In the end, some of your greatest
pains become your greatest strengths. -Drew Barrymore
When two people really care about
each other. They will always look for a way to make it work, no matter how hard
it is. -unknown
Love is stronger than differences.
We all live on the same planet. We walk on the same earth. We breathe the same
air. No matter where I was born, no matter what color skin I have or what
religion I was raised to believe in, everything and everyone is connected to
this one life. I no longer choose to prejudge others, to feel either superior
or inferior. I choose equality ~ to have warm, loving, open communication with
every member of my earthly family. I am a member of the earth community.
Differences of opinion are wonderful, colorful varieties of expression. Today
my heart opens a little bit more as I go about creating the world I want to
live in. -Victoria Halik
Let go of the past and the past will
let go of you.
The voice you should believe in the
most is the one inside of you. No one outside of you should ever be able to
drown out the belief you feel inside. If you’ve locked into a solid conviction
about your path, your goal, your view of the universe, then believe in it, and
make your voice the loudest, inside of you. -unknown
Sometimes you must hurt in order to
know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain, because most of life’s
greatest lessons are learned through pain.
You will know that forgiveness has
begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Easy is instant gratification. Hard
is a lifetime of satisfaction. -unknown
Life is simple. Everything happens
for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither
too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it it’s just easier if you do.
If you can’t save the relationship,
at least save your pride.
Never blame any day in your life.
Good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience, and the worst days
give you a lesson.
When someone leaves you voluntarily
and happily, let them go. Because when you fight for them, it’s not a fight for
love, it’s a fight for your own obsession. Love is being happy together, not
possessing each other’s happiness. -Joshua Christian
When a bird is alive it eats ants,
yet when it dies, the ants eat it. Circumstances can change at any time and the
tables usually turn over a period of time. Do not oppress, despise, or hurt
anyone during your lifetime. You may be powerful today, but remember, time is
more powerful than you. Just like one tree makes a million match sticks, yet
when the time comes, only a single match stick is needed to burn a million
trees. -The Sacred Path of Love
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself
that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. -Oprah
Life becomes easy when you become
stronger. -Robert Tew
Take a deep breath, pick yourself
up, dust yourself off, and start all over again. -Frank Sinatra
Always focus on how far you’ve come,
rather than how far you have left to go. -unknown
You are a beautiful creation
perfectly imperfect a work in progress you have everything you need to fulfill
your purpose don’t dilute yourself for any person or any reason you are enough
be unapologetically you. -Steve Maraboli
Letting go means to come to the
realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your
destiny. -Steve Maraboli
Happiness comes when we stop
complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we
A second chance is worthless if you
didn’t learn from your mistake the first time.
It’s good to have someone who will
talk to you, but it’s great to have someone who will listen to you. -Susan
The best revenge is just moving on
and getting over it. Don’t give someone the satisfaction of watching you
At the end of the day, memories are
all that matter. Things fade away, people changebut memories will live on
Sometimes a short walk down memory
lane is all it takes to appreciate where you are today. -Susan Gale
You’re going to come across people
in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in
the end, it’s always their actions, not words, that matter. -Nicholas Sparks
Life doesn’t always introduce you to
the people you want to meet. Sometimes life puts you in touch with the people
you need to meet “ to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to
gradually strengthen you into the person you were meant to become.
By all means, marry. If you get a
good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
We are only given today and never
promised tomorrow. So be sure to tell someone you love them. -unknown
Whatever makes you feel bad, leave
it. Whatever makes you feel good, keep it.
My past is not about regrets, there
are no bad memories. There are only lessons learned that make me grow stronger
for my future.
You can’t fight for a place in
someone’s life because no matter how hard you try to keep your place they’ll
put you where they want to even if it’s not where you should be.
Until you reach the end of the road,
there is still time to change the path you’ve chosen. -Susan Gale
Too little time is never the
problem. It’s your priorities and how you plan the things in it.
The most beautiful people are those
who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have
found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a
sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion,
gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
Having no reason to stay is a good
reason to leave. -unknown
If you have to keep wondering where
you stand with someone, perhaps it’s time to stop standing and start walking.
You should put on the best version
of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to
the other people around you. -Tom Ford
If you break your neck, if you have
nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything
else is inconvenience. -Robert Fulgham
Flowers only bloom when they are
ready. People are the same way. You cannot rush or force them open just because
you think it’s time. Be patient. -BBC
I can’t go back to yesterday “
because I was a different person then. -Lewis Carroll
When the wrong people walk out of
your life that just makes room for the right ones to walk in.
Beauty comes from within, not from
what you wear. -Adele
It doesn’t matter who you used to
be, what matters is who you’ve become. -Robert Tew
Don’t wait until it’s too late to
tell someone how much you love them and how much you care about them, because
when they’re gone, no matter how loud you shout and cry, they won’t hear you
I don’t know what’s going to happen
to me tomorrow. That’s why I don’t save my best for last. -Paulo Coelho
Consider the possibility that the
little obstacles in life are not obstacles at all, but stepping stones. -Neale
Junk food isn’t good for you and
neither are junk people. -Robert Tew
If you don’t do stupid things while
you’re young, you’ll have nothing to smile about when you’re old.
Don’t be what people want you to be.
Be yourself and find someone who truly loves you for what and who you are.
Before befriending others, you have
to be your own best friend. Before correcting others, you have to correct
yourself. Before making others happy, you have to make yourself happy. It is
not termed as selfish but personal development. Once you balance yourself, only
then you can balance the world.
Arguing with a fool only proves that
there are two.
Letting go of the person you love is
the most awful feeling you can ever receive. Letting go can mean, finally
realizing you’re strong enough to let go of the one you love and move on, or it
can mean letting go of your love and hoping that fate will bring you back
together again, wishing if you’re meant to be.
As you breathe right now, another
person takes their last. So appreciate your life and stop complaining about
what you don’t have and start living with what you have.
Anyone who judges you by the kind of
car you drive or shoes you wear isn’t someone worth impressing! -unknown
Sometimes you have to learn to let
go of the person you love, and just hold on to the memory of what was. -Mark
To settle an argument, think of what
is right, not who is right.
You were born because you are going
to be important to someone. -unknown
The best day of your life is the one
on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to
lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours “ it is an amazing journey “ and
you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life
really begins. -Bob Moawad
Life is short. Don’t waste it with
negative people who don’t appreciate you. Keep them in your heart but keep them
out of your LIFE! -Robert Tew
Pain makes you stronger. Tears make
you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser. So thank the past for a better future!
You will never become who you were
meant to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are. -Robert Tew
You have to hurt in order to know,
fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain, because most of life’s lessons
are learned in pain. -unknown
Life is about changing for the
better. If you have to let go of some people along the way, then you go right
To all the girls who are in a hurry
to have a boyfriend or get married, a piece of Biblical advice: Ruth patiently
waited for her mate Boaz. While you are waiting on YOUR Boaz, don’t settle for
any of his relatives: Broke-az, Po-az, Lyin-az, Cheating-az, Dumb-az, Drunk-az,
Cheap-az, Lockedup-az, Goodfornothingaz, Lazyaz, and especially his third
cousin Beatinyoaz. Wait on your Boaz and make sure he respects Yoaz.
You need to stop doing things for
someone, when you find out its expected rather than appreciated.
If an egg is broken by outside
force, Life ends. If broken by inside force, Life begins. Great things always
begin from inside. -Jim Kwik
Set aside the pains of the past,
enjoy the blessings of the present, and look forward to the promises of the
Until you are broken, you don’t know
what you’re made of.
Love doesn’t lie, people do. Love
doesn’t leave, people do. Love surely doesn’t leave you broken and annoyed.
That’s something only a person is capable of doing. Don’t blame love, if it’s
not in you. -DeAndre Carswell
It’s not how long you live, but how
you live, that matters most. -Jill Whitman
Learning from your own mistakes is
smart; learning from others’ mistakes is wise; not learning from self or others
is self-destructive. -unknown
Live to create love, art, music,
peace and poetry. Bring to the world what no one else has and find passion in
it. -Robert Tew
Be with someone who knows exactly
what they have when they have you. Not someone who realizes it after they’ve
There comes a time in life when you’ll
have to leave everything behind and start something new but never forget the
ones who stood by your side, especially the ones who never let you go.
Fall in love with someone who truly
deserves your heart. Not with someone who plays with it. -Sarah Dessen
Never say you’re not good enough, if
that person can’t see you for who you are, then they are the ones who aren’t
What people say about you is a
reflection of them, not you.
The best revenge is to live well.
Remember, you can’t get ahead if you’re trying to get even. -unknown
Today is a brand new day. A fresh
start. Replace any negativity with positivity. Think happy thoughts. Exercise.
Drink lots of water. Fill your body with fuel. Healthy is happy. Inspire
yourself. Create. Laugh. Play. Love. Learn. Give someone a compliment. Make a
new friend. Do a random act of kindness. It creates good karma. Take chances
and finally start living life to its fullest. But no matter what’s thrown at
you today, smile and remember, tomorrow’s always a fresh new start. -unknown
The truth has never denied the
seekeronly the seeker who has denied the truth. -Robert Tew
When we least expect it, life sets
us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment,
there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we
are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week
is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.
Until you see fear as an opportunity
for growth, you won’t grow beyond your current self. -Robert Tew
Don’t live your life with hate in
your heart. You will only be hurting yourself more than the people you hate.
Life is all about the little
decisions you make everyday. You can’t change the decisions of the past, but
every new day is another opportunity to make the right ones.
Life is short, live it. Love is
rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are
sweet, cherish it.
The only thing stopping your success
is you. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will. You are your only
Don’t take anything personally. Even
when a situation seems so personal, even if others insult you directly, it has
nothing to do with you. Their point of view and opinion come from all the programming
they received growing up. When you take things personally, you feel offended
and your reaction is to defend your beliefs and create conflict. You make
something big out of something so little because you have the need to be right
and make everybody else wrong. -don Miguel Ruiz
Value the people who love, respect
and trust you the most, and forget about the negative and toxic people who don’t
deserve you. -Robert Tew
Sometimes you just gotta be your own
hero and save your own little heart, because sometimes the people you can’t
imagine living without, can actually live without you. -unknown
Sometimes the only thing that people
see is what you did when in fact they should be looking at why you did it.
Don’t convince yourself, believe in
yourself. There’s a huge difference.
The reason why we hold on to
something so tight is because we fear something so great won’t happen twice.
The struggle you’re in today is
developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up! -Robert Tew
Mistakes are proof that you’re
Small changes can eventually add up
to huge results. -Optimus Prime
Don’t settle for less than you want,
go grab the life you dream about, tomorrow may be too late.
Sometimes the only answer people are
looking for when they ask for help is that they won’t have to face the problem
alone. -Mark Amend
The more you care, the more you have
to lose. -unknown
Stop comparing yourself to others.
You are you; nobody else could be you even if they tried to be. You are unique
and beautiful. Nobody else is you.
Instead of wondering when your next
vacation is, maybe you should set up a life that you don’t need to escape from.
Be true to yourself. You will stop
caring what others think of you when you realize how rarely they actually do.
The things you hope for the most are
the things that destroy you in the end. -David Levithan
Take a deep breath. It’s just a bad
day, not a bad life.
The most important kind of freedom
is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade
in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange,
put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolutions until there’s a
personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
It’s better to be alone with dignity
than in a relationship that requires you to sacrifice your self respect.
Strength isn’t about bearing a cross
of grief or shame. Strength is about choosing your path, and living with the
If you’re being mistreated, lied to
or cheated on then it’s time for you to save yourself and move on. Remember, it’s
not your status that makes you happyit’s YOU that does! -Robert Tew
I want the world to be better
because I was here. I want my life, I want my work, my family, I want it to
mean something and if you are not making someone else’s life better then you
are wasting your time. -Will Smith
Don’t hold on because you think
there will be no one else. There will always be someone else. You’ve got to
believe you are worth more than being repeatedly hurt by someone who doesn’t
really careand believe that someone will see what you are really worth and
treat you the way you should be treated.
You cannot make a mistake, you can
only make a decision that will be your next best step. -Neale Donald Walsch
Take a picture of your face and
remember that in ten years time you will be amazed at how gorgeous you were. Be
amazed now. -Jennifer Pastiloff
You can’t be happy if you’re still
holding onto people that have already moved on. Let them go! -Robert Tew
Who you were, who you are and who
you will become are three completely different people. -Robert Tew
Practice really seeing whatever it
is you’re looking at. -unknown
If you can’t do anything about it,
laugh like hell. -David Cook
Your life isn’t behind you; your
memories are behind you. Your life is ALWAYS ahead of you. Today is a new day “
seize it! -Steve Maraboli
Let your talk be limited and your
actions be unlimited. -Robert Tew
You can’t run away from all your
problems, sometimes you just have to face them.
Sometimes I am happy for just one
moment. ¨In that one moment, I don’t think about my problems, ¨I think of all
the options I have. I think about all the years¨ ahead of me, I think about all
the awesome people I will ¨meet, I think about all the adventures, about love,¨
about all the places I have yet to discover.¨ In that moment, I believe I will
be happy one day. I know happiness is out there. I have hope.
There is ample time for you to be
who you want to be. Don’t allow yourself to settle for less than what you think
you deserve. Despite the struggles that you might be facing, never let go or
give up; put God in the mist and exercise faith in him. -unknown
Everything is going to be alright.
Maybe not today but eventually.
Sometimes the one who has been there
for everyone else needs someone to be there for them.
It’s not happiness that makes us
grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.
The most precious gift you can give
someone is the gift of your time and attention.
The Universe added one more day in
your life today; not necessarily because you need it, but because someone else
might need you.
People are attracted to you by what
they see in you; they remain attracted to you by what you see in yourself.
Don’t ever count on someone else to
give you happiness, make your own.
You can’t make them love you, but
you can show them what they’re missing out on.
The most undeveloped property in the
world lies between two ears. -Susan Gale
No matter how much you revisit the
past there’s nothing new to see. -Robert Tew