I feel like I'm really blessed and lucky that I have a very good social life outside of the gym, and I have a really amazing family. My parents are so supportive. I have a younger brother and two younger sisters, and they're really awesome. So I feel like I get the best of both worlds.
'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
...The city fireman-the fire that suddenly bursts forth in the close-pack'd square, The arriving engines, the hoarse shouts, the nimble stepping and daring,The strong command through the fire-trumpets, the falling in line,the rise and fall of the arms forcing the water,The slender, spasmic, blue-white jets-the bringing to bear of the hooks and ladders, and their execution,The crash and cut away of connecting wood-work, or through floors, if the fire smoulders under them,The crowd with their lit faces, watching-the glare and dense shadows;....
YER OF THE VIGILE DEL FUOCO Lord who light the skyes and fill up the abysses,burn in our breast the flame of sacrifice.Strenghten the spirit of service that burn in us,make safe our eye, steady our foot,to make effective the rescue that in your name we bringto brothers in danger.When the siren shrieks in the streets of the town,listen the throb of our earths devoted to renounce.When in competition with eagles we climb to You,support us Your sored hand.When the fire irresistible flares up,burns the evil nestled in the houses of men,not the life and affections of Your sons.Lord, we are the bearer of Your Cross,and risk is our daily bread.A day without risk is not lived,because for we believers death is life,is light: in the dread of collapses, in the fury of waters,in the hell of fires.Our life is the fire, our faith is God.For Saint Barbara martyr.AMEN
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
In my own time there have been inventions of this sort, transparent windows tubes for diffusing warmth equally through all parts of a building short-hand, which has been carried to such a perfection that a writer can keep pace with the most rapid speaker. But the inventing of such things is drudgery for the lowest slaves; philosophy lies deeper. It is not her office to teach men how to use their hands. The object of her lessons is to form the soul.