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Words can heal the soul

As I mentioned in a previous post, I will share more and more about me as time goes on. I am a quote collector; I even own a notebook specifically for quotes so I can keep up with them when I want to use them in the future. I write down quotes that inspire me in some way and today I would like to share them with you. Here are 10 of my favorite quotes, one of which comes from Albus Dumbledore, the esteemed head master of Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry from Harry Potter (another one of my obsessions).

10. ‎”I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose we where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”-Perks of Being a Wallflower
9. “Don’t give up five minutes before the miracle occurs. To gain that worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.” –Bernadette Devlin
8. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow’”. –Mary Anne Radmacher
7. “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” – Flavia Weedn
6. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us”- Helen Keller
5. “It’s something everybody wants–for someone to see the hurt done to them and set it down like it matters.” – Sue Monk Kidd
4. “We are miracles and we’re not alone.” – Switchfoot

3. “Tears are words that the heart can’t express.” – Unknown
2. “In the end, it doesn’t matter that everything’s in pieces. It’s how you carry them.” – Garret Freymann-Weyr
1. “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, but battle on.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter

Got any ideas you would like me to talk about on this blog? Any topics dealing with mental health are welcome because I am always looking for creative input from my readers. I write for you!

Even though today’s post was all about quotes I will still end with the quote of the day, because I promised it to you.

“Use what talents you possess; the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” – Henry van Dyke

Build you up to break you down

So I thought I would change gears for this week’s blog post and do something a little more personal. If you’ve been keeping up with my blog for the last 2 months, then you have experienced a lot of my interests and things that I find helpful to those looking for comfort.  I’m sure though, you may be thinking, “Who is this person?” “ Why does she write this blog?”

Instead of spilling all of my guts and telling my whole life story at once, I’ll give you (my readers) little bits of me as time goes along.

Below I have listed my top (originally 10, but I added two) songs that comfort me when I get down and have my really black days.  The first five, are songs that will most likely break you down emotionally and the last five, will build you back up.  I won’t even explain them, I just hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Some of these are sad, some are just slower and more solemn but personally when I have bad days I enjoy listening to really intensely sad music while I cry and get all of my emotions out. Here are five of my many emotional escapes. (Some of the videos will not Embed on the blog, no matter how many different videos I post for them, it has something to do with their record label so clicking on the name will take you to them on youtube. :])

7. Avril Lavigne- Slipped Away

6. Idina Menzel and Lea Michele- I Dreamed a Dream (Glee)

5. Coldplay- Fix You

4. Robert Pattinson- Let me Sign

3. My Chemical Romance- Cancer


2. TLC – I Miss You

1. Adele- Chasing Pavements

To break up some of the length, I will post this in two pieces :]

I will post the last part first though so it will appear in order.