"Most people have no idea that tragedy and silence have the exact same address. When your day is a museum of disappointments hanging from events that are outside of your control, when you find yourself sailing in an ocean of “why is this happening to me?”, when it feels like your guardian angel put in his two week notice two months ago and just decided not to tell you, when it feels like God is just a babysitter that’s always on the phone, when you get punched in the esophagus by a fist full of life, remember that every year two million people die of dehydration. So it doesn’t matter if the glass is half full or half empty, there’s water in the cup. Drink it and stop complaining.
You see, muscle is created by repeatedly lifting things that are designed to weigh us down. So when your shoulders feel heavy, stand up straight, lift your chin, call it exercise. When the world crumbles around you, you have to look at the wreckage, and then build a new one out of all the pieces that are still here. Remember, you, are still here.
The human heart beats approximately 4,000 times per hour. And each pulse, each throb, each palpitation is a trophy engraved with the words “you are still alive”. You are still alive. Act like it."
- Rudy Francisco - Complainers (via