Thank you, universe!

image credit: found via pinterest, originally from zsazsabellagio

i had a kind of a bad day on monday. jason and i were scratchy with one another, teddy was naughty, and everything just seemed a bit grey. i was feeling particularly sorry for myself whilst driving home from university in the afternoon, and just when i was most in need of uplifting, baz luhrman’s ‘everybody’s free’ came on the radio and spoke right to my heart. universe, that really was nicely played :) here are my favourite lyrics, just in case any of you need a midweek pick me up just like i did… 

‘enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind, you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. but trust me, in twenty years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked…you’re not as fat as you imagine.

 don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. the real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind. do one thing every day that scares you. 

don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. floss. don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself. remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how. 

whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either- your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. 

enjoy your body, use it in every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own. dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly. 

get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good. be nice to your siblings, they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. 
happy wednesday, everyone :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
  • Bianca

    My favorite song! I hope your week gets better xx

  • annatha

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better :)I have “You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall and Oats on my phone for when I need cheering up on the drive to work- reminds me of the best bit of 500 days of summer!


  • Callie Thorpe

    Day made reading those lyrics. Sometimes all you need in life is a little perspective xx

  • Becky Conroy

    Love this song! My favourite line has always been “do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly” I can’t say it in my head without doing like the song haha. It is a great song to perk you up and remember the real things :-) xx

  • Kerry Provenzano

    they may be the most beautiful lyrics I’ve read x


    I absolutely love this song and I remember the exact moment I first heard it. Thank you for reminding me of it, Bella x

  • Sallytangle

    Oh i LOVE this post!!! That is my sister and i’s song…which may sound weird but when we were growing up we would listen to it when we were sad/fed up/needed a cheer up! Whenever im down and i hear it, i firstly always cry (good tears tho, not sad tears!), then think ‘what would belle do?’ (thats my sister), and it makes everything fine and dandy again.

    LOVE this. And how magical music can be xxxxx

  • Georgie

    I just came home from the incredibly stressful new job I’ve just started, and this made me feel so much better, you have NO idea! I’ve been having a few of those sorts of days recently – I’m seriously considering making a poster of that quote you’ve got to remind me to look on the bright side. And now I’m going to make some cookies.

  • Sasha Parkes

    Thank you – I really needed this today xxx

  • Paprika

    These lyrics are lovely, perfect in situations like thatxx

  • Alice

    I LOVE this song and this post. I think I need the worrying/ bubblegum quote blown up and pinned to my forehead. Huge worrier over here. In need of a midweek pick me up, and this did the job nicely! (though chocolate fingers also helped…) xx

Read from the beginning >