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Our Generation – A Poem Written by a 14 Year Old Boy

I found this poem published on the Elite Daily website that was pretty amazing.

Not only that it was written by a 14 year old boy, but that it was inspirational and empowering for our generation of thought leaders.

People have so many different passions in life. It starts with building awareness of ideas that are starting in the think tank and encouraging these ideas and help them grow.

We will inherently want to plan and create a future better for ourselves if we keep putting positive messages out there. 🙂

Our Generation –  Written by Jordan Nichols

Our generation will be known for nothing.
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is
Our generation was a failure.
Thinking that
We actually succeeded
Is a waste. And we know
Living only for money and power
Is the way to go.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about that time,
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Changing our world for the better
Is something we never did.
Giving up
Was how we handled our problems.
Working hard
Was a joke.
We knew that
People thought we couldn’t come back
That might be true,
Unless we turn things around
(Read from bottom to top now)


Oh, what a plot twist! Here’s what it reads when it’s reversed from the bottom to the top:

Unless we turn things around
That might be true,
People thought we couldn’t come back
We knew that
Was a joke.
Working hard
Was how we handled our problems.
Giving up
Is something we never did.
Changing our world for the better
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Forgetting about that time,
Is a dumb thing to do.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is the way to go.
Living only for money and power
Is a waste. And we know
We actually succeeded
Thinking that
Our generation was a failure.
That is wrong, the truth is
We were the peak of mankind.
Never will anybody say,
Our generation will be known for nothing.

What Makes Your Heart Beat?

Time passes us by and we sometimes forget to stop and think about the things in life that make our lives worth living.

For a moment…
> Let’s forget first world problems.
> Collect moments.
> Cherish your memories
> Be grateful for our experiences and what we have in life today.
> Smile. 🙂

 

Waiting All Night – Rudimental

Waiting All Night? I hope not, but maybe something special might happen on Valentine’s Day. Hrmm

Well anything can happen any day! ANYWAY – in the mean time, while we are waiting for that to happen, stay single and fabulous.

I love this track from Rudimental’s Album HOME, which is taking me into the weekend. The official video clip was a bit hard to watch at first, but I like it. Mates are everything.

Shake it Up – Straya Day

Taking a little break from bloggin’ life.

I am however still keeping the LOLsotrue Facebook and Instagram pages updated with random quotes and dog/cat photos and memes.

We’re enjoying an extra day off work (long weekend) for Australia Day or as we have now named it #strayaday – because of our fabulous (or shitty) Aussie accent. Depends if you love us Aussies or not 😉

You know you’re Australian When…

Stay beautiful just the way you are and smile 🙂
Oi Oi Oi !!!

Love Lil xox

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Life is too short

I started this blog around June 2012 after a major split from my boyfriend. I was lost, confused and I needed a way to find meaning in my life again. Blogging was something that gave me the opportunity to express and discover myself.

This was my very first Blog post.

As it comes towards the end of the year, we get busy with catching up with friends, buying Christmas gifts and making an effort to attend family events. I think most people can relate…

if not well…most people also can relate to Garfield cartoons.

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For the Europeans who complain that it’s not cold during Christmas time…

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I’ve been reflecting on my year, the ups and the downs and how much I have learned. I am proud to say I am in a much better place today than I was one year ago. (pats self on back)

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Today I texted a person I had met briefly, wishing him a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We had good conversations over the phone and we were making plans to meet up, however things fell silent and I realised two weeks had passed since I last heard from him. So I just thought perhaps life got in the way.

I received a call back soon after I sent my texts and I could tell straight away something was not quite right. His voice was shaky and his speech was slow. He was calling me from hospital and had been there for the past 2 weeks.

He had come off his motorbike due to fatigue and had recently come out of a coma. Metal rods have been inserted into his back and he’s been stitched up. I was really in shock as I heard his story unfold. It was just another reminder about how life really is too short and so precious.

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from the day I decided to try help myself get out of my depression, I have been practicing being grateful for everyday I am able to see the sunrise. Most people would just take this for granted or not even think that today could be their last day here.

I definitely live my life day by day and take things as they come. I have good days and I have bad days and things do not always go the way I planned for them to. I have learned to let go of trying to plan too much and I am still learning how to lower my expectations to avoid disappointment in life.

All these things I can feel are leading me to a happier life. I am learning to be happy being who I want to be and not be pushed by negative criticism or swayed by other peoples opinions.

It has been an exhausting process. However, the bottom line is life is too short to worry about the small things and if I can let these things go, I know I will find a lot more happiness.

This is my favourite quote I tell myself.

When I remind myself that nothing is perfect, I remember everything will be ok.