Weekly Quotes To Ponder 25

…there can be pride in vulnerability.
Honesty is maturity.
And really, it’s the things that did kill me,
that made me. – J. Raymond

We, humans have protective instincts. These gut feelings could help us dodge the things that may harm us. Because of this, we tend to wear a mask without being aware of it. This cruel world we live in, is always making us believe that admitting defeat is a sign of weakness. But that is not true! On the other hand, it is actually a sign of strength. Giving in is somewhat synonymous to being defeated. But the latter is a as fickle as the minds of those people who refuse to eat their pride and chose to harbor a grudge. These people would not know peace of mind and would always find it hard to find real happiness. I’d rather agree to disagree than to argue with a person who have a heart of stone and a closed mind. At the end of the day, it is me who let go of all the negative baggage inside me, ready to face another day with tranquility.

contI would always strive to be true to myself and to others. Even if I would have to show how vulnerable I am. For those things that hurt me, things that scared me, and killed me, are the things that made me a better person these days.

How about you? What are your thoughts about the quote above? I would be delighted to read your comments. Have a wonderful week to you all!

TANKA 4: Suitor

Steep & Green

This cliff so steep
Makes me think of you so deep
Fresh as this green leaves
Is my love that I can’t keep
Why it’s hard for you to believe?

This is in response to a weekly TANKA poetry challenge hosted by a wonderful blogger Kiwinana of Ramblings of a Writer. You may want to visit her awesome blog. For a detailed instructions, kindly click here. I enjoyed writing a brief and yet meaningful poem. Come join us!

3Line Tales 25: Jack

Many times I”ve been fooled
And there’s no way, no other tool
But yours, could make my shattered life whole

photo by Ashim D’Silva

Here’s my take for this week’s Three Line Tales. For full instructions, kindly click here or visit Only 100 Words. Let’s have some fun writing and reading each other’s tales. Have a great day to all!