Black and white polka dot dress

Savour the moments of sheer happiness like a precious jewel – they come unexpectedly and with an intoxicating thrill. But there will also be moments, of course, when everything is black – perhaps someone you love dearly may hurt or disappoint you and everything may seem too difficult or utterly pointless. But remember, always, that everything passes and nothing stays the same… and everyday brings a new beginning, and nothing, however awful, is completely without hope. Kindness is one of the most important things in life and can mean so much. Try to never hurt those you love. We all make mistakes, and sometimes, terrible ones, but try not to hurt anyone for the sake of your own selfishness. Try to always think ahead and not backwards, but don’t ever try to block out the past, because that is part of you and has made you what you are. But try, oh try, to learn a little from it.
Patsie, Mud, Sweat and Tears by Bear Grylls

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