I was discussing an earlier post , ‘Wear Sunscreen’ here, with a friend and we both agreed that there was several quotables from the lyric including the above, which popped up illustrated via Pinterest here.
A quote to live by actually 🙂
Australian film director Baz Luhrman (‘Strictly Ballroom’, ‘William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet’, ‘Moulin Rouge’ and ‘Australia’) had a massive worldwide pop hit in 1999 with “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”.
I was reminded of its moment of brilliance after hearing it again for the first time in a while on YouTube.
The lyrics are taken from an article written by journalist Mary Schmich titled ‘ Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young’ and published in the Chicago Tribune in June 1997.
“Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.”
“Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.”
Don’t walk away from these situations, RUN! Life is too precious not to.
Start running from…
1.People who keep hurting you. – Stop wondering why people keep hurting you. Ask yourself, “Why am I continuously allowing this to happen?” Speak up. Stand up for yourself. Sometimes we suffer, not because of the violence others inflict on us, but because of our own silence.
Read more….15 Reasons to Run for Your Life
Image via KeepCalm-O-Matic
Jocelyn K. Glei writes “If you’re anything like me, your list of New Year’s resolutions reads like a sort of global to-do list. We resolve to change our diets, exercise more, travel to new places, finish a big creative project. We resolve to be better by doing more.
Yet, focusing our energies – and goals – on what we should NOT be doing in the coming year can have just as positive an effect on our productivity, not to mention well-being.”
It’s slowly dawning on you.
Unlike what you thought when you were a rosy-cheeked kid, life isn’t one constant upward ride. It’s full of ups and downs, twists and turns.
To become an expert at bouncing back from the downs and navigating those turns, try on these 12 tips for size.
Sometimes the littlest change can make a world of difference. Start waking a little earlier and spending some quiet time to start your day? The rest of the day has been transformed.
What little change might change your life? You can pick one or two from the list below at random — I can almost guarantee that one of them will do worlds of good for anyone.
Believe In Yourself… artwork Jay Daley at 500px
There’s a ton of inspirational quotes floating around on the Pinterest social network,most of them utter cack though here’s one that rings very true to me.