We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial—I believe we are lost.Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front (via themidnightorchestra)
We’re all gonna die. We don’t get much say over how or when. But we do get to decide how we’re gonna live. So do it. Decide. Is this the life you wanna live? Is this the person you wanna love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out, and decide.Richard Webber - ‘Seal Our Fate’
(Season 10, Episode 1)
The best gift I ever got was for Christmas when I was ten - my very first suture kit. I used it until my fingers bled and then I tried to use it to stitch up my fingers. It put me on the path to becoming a surgeon. My point is, sometimes the best gifts come in really suprising packages. Everday we get to give the gift of life. It can be painful, it can be terrifying, but in the end it’s worth it, every time. We all have the opportunity to give. Maybe the gifts are not as dramatic as what happens in the operating room. Maybe the gift is to try and make a simple apology. Maybe it’s to understand another person’s point of view. Maybe it’s to hold a secret for a friend. The joy supposedly is in the giving, so when the joy is gone, when the giving starts to feel more like a burden, that’s when you stop. But if you’re like most people I know, you give till it hurts, and then you give some more.Meredith Grey - 'Holidaze'
(Season 6, Episode 10)