Saturday, December 29, 2012
My 2012 Top Fifty
I tweeted about 400 original thoughts on Twitter in 2012. Here are the fifty most often retweeted or favorited, in order of popularity.
"Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got."
"What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame but something wild to run with."
"Eventually you realize that the reason God didn't always answer your prayers is that He was answering your mom's prayers."
"Be happy, and a reason will come along."
"We never give up wanting things for ourselves, but there comes a day when what we want for ourselves is someone else's happiness."
"As you wait for better days, don't forget to enjoy today, in case they've already started."
"Sometimes we can't find the thing that will make us happy, because we can't let go of the thing that was supposed to."
"Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don't fool."
"I have always needed a place to go to as refuge from the crowd -- and a crowd to go to as refuge from that place."
"Charisma is not so much getting people to like you as getting them to like themselves when they're around you."
"The hardest thing to learn in the game of love is when to fold a winning hand."
"The secret to peace of mind is not to let anyone with an IQ under 50 offend you."
"Sometimes we give up a dream to play a larger role in someone else's dream."
"If God had intended me to make excuses for who I am, He would have given me better excuses."
"A best friend is someone who never disturbs your solitude but won't let your loneliness have a moment alone."
"How foolish to spend our youth chasing after wealth only to spend our wealth chasing after our youth."
"Despite the goings-on in Congress, I don't think the U.S. is bordering on madness. I think Canada and Mexico are."
"You know you have found love when you can't find your way back."
"Occasionally it's good to retrace our footsteps, to remind ourselves who made them."
"Better not to search for who you are until you decide who it is you want to find."
When someone says to me, "I'm sorry if you took offense," I say, "Come back when you're sorry you gave it."
"The great thing about rediscovering the person you were is to rediscover the people who still care for that person."
"When I am gone, my love, do not look for me in the places we used to go to together. Look for me in the places we always planned to go to together."
"Love is that rare attraction to someone that can survive getting to know them."
"Sometimes it is just the right degree of separation that makes the most lasting bond."
"It is not necessary to be strong in every place if in the place you are vulnerable, you are loved."
"Sometimes in life you have an appointment with destiny, and sometimes you just have to get destiny to squeeze you in."
"There are days when I'm alone with my thoughts, which is to say, not alone enough."
"I am not the hopeful person I once was, but we try to stay in touch."
"We pretend so that we might be loved, and then complain that we are not loved for who we are."
"Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful."
"I count myself lucky, having long ago won a lottery paid to me in seven sunrises a week for life."
"You never have a friend all figured out. Just when you think you know what makes them tick, they tock."
"Sometimes it's worth getting lost to see who will come looking for us."
"The trouble with always leaving yourself a way out is that you always take it."
"Am I lying to you if I tell you the same lie I tell myself?"
"Sometimes you believe a thing that isn't true because in the world you wish to live in, it would be true."
"I hope for the best, since hoping for less doesn't seem to improve the results any."
"There comes a point in a relationship when you realize you trust someone enough to let them keep their secrets."
"No one who tells you you need to calm down has ever actually seen you when you needed to calm down."
"I like friends who, when you tell them you need a moment alone, know enough not to stray too far."
"Better to start up a thousand wrong roads than to keep going nowhere because you know the way."
"Ever wonder what would happen if next time you smiled back?"
"Eventually you realize that you can become the person you want to be by accepting who you are."
"No matter what you hear said about yourself, do what you would do if you hadn't heard it."
"So often our greatest triumph is a willing surrender."
"Life is not fair, hardest to admit when it's not fair in your favor."
"Occasionally we should trim our relationships, beginning with the ones that have been over the longest."
"A senseless tragedy remains forever tragic, but it is up to us whether it remains forever senseless."
"There is a logical explanation for everything, often mistaken for the reason it happened."
~~ Robert Brault
Posted by Robert Brault at 7:01 AM