Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life - Rachel Carson

Friday, January 2, 2015

Louis Zamperini

Life is so unexpected, situations take place in which you find yourself entwined with suffering and human dignity is involved. Being selfish is not an option, you protect those closest to you and you feel like you don’t have enough happiness to go around. In those moments you appreciate those lively people that somehow make it all worthwhile. When you discover that the closest to you feel sad and extremely lonely you can’t help it but transform to an extremely jolly joyful individual and you make them smile and you make them once again have aspirations and understand that they make you have hope. But when the lights go off you are so exhausted that the nightmares of your own torments linger.. That’s when I press my eyes really really tight and pray for a better day.
“I'd made it this far and refused to give up because all my life I had always finished the race.” ― Louis Zamperini
“People tell me, "You're such an optimist". Am I an optimist? An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist says the glass is half empty. A survivalist is practical. He says, "Call it what you want, but just fill the glass." I believe in filling the glass.”
― Louis Zamperini

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