“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good, either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”—Roald Dahl (via emotional-algebra)
One thing I’ve noticed with the #100HappyDays is that often I wish I could post multiple things. It’s actually kinda hard just narrowing it down to one happy thing that happened that day. But then again on the other hand, there are some days that are just so plain…that it really is the smallest of things that make it on here.
So one day my dad was driving home from the hotel where he worked and was planning to drive one of the housekeepers home because her car broke down. So as my dad was leaving the parking lot, he saw her standing there so he pulled over to pick her up and asked if she wanted a ride. She said sure and hopped in my dad’s car. Instead of the housekeeper my dad was expecting, it was a random homeless woman. My dad was kinda shocked and explained the situation but still offered her a ride for a few blocks.
So there they were in the car and the lady asks my dad, “So, where are you from?” My dad says something like in the valley, pretty close to here.. Or whatever. And she responds (totally serious), “No, what planet are you from? I’m not from Earth.”
“I don’t know what comes next. I can’t know, until I’ve walked the road I’ve chosen. I don’t have a plan, and there is no map for this. It’s terrifying, but there’s a spark of exhilaration that gives me hope that the choice I just made could turn out to be right and this feels infinitely better than the weight of regret.”—Jessi Kirby, Golden (via simply-quotes)