"You need to lift a couple of weights to get stronger. Think of today lifting that first weight."

My dad on moving on

What Did You Expect?

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 A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the  scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The  frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."  
The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,  the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the pain and   starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just     enough time to gasp "Why?"
The scorpion replied, "It's just my nature."

Aesop, The Scorpion and the Frog
"Just because somebody hurt us once doesn't mean we need to delete them from our phonebook. Things change. People grow."

Ashley Marin, Pretty Little Liars
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*The postcard in this postsecret is Gadabout... my favorite stationary!

Doctor's Orders

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*Lately, I've been walking around with my fingers in my ears ignoring all of the advice that I've been given. I'm not sure why I do it; I know that the advice-givers are people who love me and care about my well-being. I think I just get into my head what I want to hear and anything else that enters the picture just comes out sounding like Charlie Brown's teacher. I guess it's time to leave the Peanuts world, come back to reality, and take a dose of some strong truth serum.
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"Trust is a funny thing, never know what it can bring, but it sure can cause you pain... Yeah there’s a chance [you] could hurt [me] again. There’s a chance you’ll let me down."

Josh Abbott Band, I'll Trust You

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"And I know days are harder, and I know things have changed, but baby goodbye you know I just can't say."

Eli Young Band, Radio Waves
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"Funny how no matter where I run, round every bend I only see just how far I haven't come."

Dierks Bentley, Every Mile a Memory
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"Starting over now has got a real good ring."

Eli Young Band, Mystery in the Making
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Country Music Hall of Fame
"When it comes to you, oh the damage I could d0. It's always your favorite sins that do you in."

Kenny Chesney, You and Tequila
"I grab your hand and lead you on the floor, hold you in my arms and dance til we can’t anymore. Yeah, it’s a good night for dancing. It’s a good night for you."

Josh Abbott Band, Good Night for Dancing

"It's all I can do to hang on
to keep me from falling
into old familiar shoes."

Sarah McLachlan, Stupid
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Taylor Swift, You're Not Sorry
"It took so long just to feel alright, remember how to put back the light in my eyes. And now you're back; you don't get to get me back."

Christina Perri, Jar of Hearts

*Second time I've quoted this song. Maybe I'm not learning fast enough...
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"I meant every word. Won't take back the way I feel about you."

Carrie Underwood, I Unapologize
"This victory runs bittersweet through the heart and soul of me. But I sip my coffee and watch the sun rise, making its way to bluer skies."

Julie Roberts, If You Had Called Yesterday

Never settle for less than you deserve.

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"In retrospect, it wasn't really a decision at all. Looking back, even from this great distance, I don't think I would have done anything else. Wrong as it may have been, I would do it again."

Ann Brashares, My Name is Memory
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"It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue. The pain lessens, but it is never gone."

Rose Kennedy
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"Are you tryin’ to bring back the tears
or just the memories? You keep takin’ me back,
takin’ me back where I’ve already been.
When we hang up
it’s almost like I’m losing you again."

Jerrod Niemann, What Do You Want
"I guess I was better at loving then, too, and also better at being loved--the two go together."

Ann Brashares, My Name is Memory
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it never ends well