A quote, A day (1): Demi Lovato

A quote, A day (1): Demi Lovato

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I don’t think I’m fixed.
People think that you’re like-
a car in a body shop;
you go in, they fix you and you’re out,
and you work like you’re brand new.
It doesn’t work like that,
you know?
It takes constant fixing.
          -Demi Lovato.

This is one of those quotes that resonated with me the first time I read it. I can go so far to say- this quote means a lot to me. Isn’t this the reality? How many times have we gone through struggles in life and hear people tell us to “just get over it”.  How many times have we had relatives, loved ones, family members pass away and we meet people who expect us to be “fine” after a couple of days or weeks; and sometimes, we fall to the crime of being the expectants.

It’s like, we believe that once the bandage’s been pulled out, that’s it- the pain is all gone and everything’s alright again. The truth is, that’s not the way life works. It takes time and constant fixing. So, the bandage is gone now and the ulcer is probably healed, but the scar- that scar is still going to remain. And whenever we rub the formerly smooth skin, we feel the scar and the memories will come gushing out. Maybe it wouldn’t hurt like it did the first time, but the hurt is still there. It’s going to take time. It’s going to take constant reminders that everything’s going to be okay before it really becomes “okay”. We don’t get fixed in one day, nah… We are not some car?! It takes constant fixing.


I was nominated by the wonderful Amrit who blogs at Élan Vital to participate in the 3 quotes for 3 quotes challenge. I think it’s an awesome challenge to enlighten our followers on our favorite quotes and I really appreciate the nominations.

Here are the RULES:
1. Post 3 of your favorite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart.

2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.

3. Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.

I NOMINATE:
Joy Roses
Sweety Kannoth
Lucky Jc

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Of all the lights-

Of all the lights-

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All the light,
She may not see;
The cries at night,
From her baby’s lips;
Too weak to help-
She breaks within.

Six months of chemo,
To save her skin;
Her lymphos attacking-
The Rbcs’;
It’s you against you-
A battle steep.

Hope is as long as,
the heart- beats.
Survive for her daughter-
She strives to win;
Leukemia or not,
Fight it out- she will.
The end maybe near-
It’s not gotten yet-
The light at the end-
She’s determined, she’ll see.

I dedicate this to a warrior I know. I love you and you’ll get through this. This is just a journey, not the end. I also dedicate this to every single person who has battled or is battling. I leave you with this message- 

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Y- Yes, you

Y- Yes, you

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A ten year old with wild dreams,
An astronomist in the making;
Bumped through life’s many pitfalls,
Stumbled a bit, wavering.

Your mama’s told me all about you-
With dreams taller than your statue;
The goings rough, in the mean while;
Yes you- I know, don’t deny it.

They’ll say baby girl- get over it
And think hugs, kisses will erase it;
But I’ve been there honey and I tell you-
When the storm comes; got to keep your head up.

Yes you- but it will get better-
If not, I wouldn’t be writing this;
And though, love doesn’t make it go away-
I know, but it does make it better.

So yes, keep your head up baby girl,
And know that mama’s in your corner-
Always, and the spiral that’s coming down-
From there, you will build your skyline.
Stay strong, baby girl- you’ll make it.

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