Too often, the thing you want most is the one thing you can’t have. Desire leaves us heartbroken, it wears us out. Desire can wreck your life. And as tough as wanting something can be, the people who suffer the most are those who don’t know what they want.
Meredith Grey (played by Ellen Pompeo)
Grey’s Anatomy (Season 3 Episode 21)
Maybe were not supose to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful is recognizing what you have for what it is, appreciating small victories admiring the strugle it takes simply to be human. Maybe we’re thankful for the familar things we know and maybe we’re thankful for the things we will never know. At the end of the day the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.
—Meredith Grey (via starsandxsdudewerepickingwishes)
Dying changes everything. There is the emotional fall out, sure. But there’s also the practical stuff. Who’s going to do your job? Who’s going to take care of your family?
Meredith Grey~Grey’s Anatomy
Surgeons don’t compromise. We defy death. We exceed perfection. We operate for 17 hours straight if we have to. We aren’t built to settle.
—Grey’s Anatomy, Season 9 Episode 3: Love the One You’re With (via oneblackheart)