Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most. Dying seems less sad than having lived too little.
However long the night, the dawn will break.
Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Behind my smile is everything you’ll never understand.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, It might have been. There’s nothing more depressing than having it all and still feeling sad. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad. The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness. Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de La Fontaine
I didn’t want to admit it. It was easier to lie. Hide the hurt and emptiness to smile instead of cry. A sad spectacle. If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and folly. If they be not inhabited, what a waste of space. It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
I don’t know if I’m getting better or just used to the pain. The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy. We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness. You can choose to be happy or sad and whichever you choose that is what you get. No one is really responsible to make someone else happy, no matter what most people have been taught and accept as true. You’ll just never know…so many emotions I choose not to...
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