i once had a friend who grew to be very close to me. once when we were sitting at the edge of a swimming pool, she filled the palm of her hand with a little water and held it before me, and said this:


  you see this water carefully contained on my hand? it symbolizes love. as long as you keep your hand curly open and allow it to remain there, it will always be there. however, if you attempt to close your fingers around it and try to possess it, it will spill through the first cracks it finds. this is the greatest mistake that people do when they meet love. they try to posses it, they demand, they expect and just like the water spilling out of your hand, love will retrieve from you.


  for love is meant to be free, you cannot change its nature.


  if you have people you love, allow them to be free beings. give and don't expect. advise, but don't order. ask, but never demand. it might sound simple, but it is a lesson that may take a lifetime to truly practice. it is the secret to true love. to truly practice it, you must sincerely feel no expectations from those who you love, and yet an unconditional caring.



  沙子和石头 sand and stone

  the story goes that two friends were walking through the desert. during some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face.the one who got slapped felt hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: "today my best friend slapped me in the face."

  they kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. the one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.after he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone: "today my best friend saved my life."

  the friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, "after i hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now you write on a stone. why?"

  the other friend replied: "when someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. but when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."



  做你想做的梦 dream what you dream of

  there are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real!


  when the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us.


  don't go for looks; they can deceive. don't go for wealth; even that fades away. go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. find the one that makes your heart smile.


  dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.


  may you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.


  the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.


  love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.


  the brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.


  when you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.