Please remember, if you’re trying to keep everybody happy, the person that won’t be happy is you.
You don’t ever have to tolerate people who treat you poorly. It doesn’t matter if it’s a friend, a family member, or a partner. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve known them for or how nice they may have been to you in the past – you’re allowed to call people out on their abusive behavior. You’re allowed to set boundaries about what you are and are not willing to tolerate. You’re allowed to vocalize how their abuse makes you feel. You’re allowed to share those feelings and experiences with other people. And if necessary, you’re allowed to leave and distance yourself.
— Daniell Koepke
“If you start living for the smallest reasons, that’s when you know you’re really living. The smell of rain after a thunderstorm, the shades of pavements when it’s autumn, the harvest season and the unspoken competition to pick the freshest tomatoes, the mediocre midnights and the color of the sunsets, the smell of bakeshops early in the morning, the frosty breeze of the fast-approaching winter, the warmth of oven when baking Christmas cookies, the thickness of paper when flipping through magazine pages, the smell of new books and new clothes and new things. When you start looking at things, really really looking, you’ll start living. Because then you’ll understand how it is to really be a human in this world full of people.”
– and that is what we consider magic
I sat with my anger long enough, until I learned its name was grief
It has been said that everlasting friends go long periods of time without speaking and never question the friendship. These friends pick up like they just spoke yesterday, regardless of how long it has been or how far away they live, and they don’t hold grudges. They understand that life is busy and love is there.
How To Tell If Somebody is Genuinely Interested In You:
If you remove all of your effort from the equation would any communication remain between you?
If not, there is nothing there and you deserve better.
– Beau Taplin
“It’s kinda cool how someone can just pop into your life all of a sudden and become so important to you within such a small amount of time. I think that’s what makes life so interesting though. There’s always a reason to be hopeful for the future because you never know what good things will come your way next.”
I could drive around all night with someone, listening to music, talking about life and be perfectly satisfied with my night.
“I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.”
‘The life in front of you is Way more important than The life behind you.’
– Keep Going
Please be patient with me. Sometimes when I’m quiet, it’s because I need to figure myself out. It’s not because I don’t want to talk. Sometimes there are no words for my thoughts.
Sometimes your knight in shining armor turns out to be an idiot wrapped in tin foil.
I thought that if continued to be a good woman, you would eventually realize how good you had it. I believed that if I continued to be patient and understanding, eventually you’d realize your mistakes, But being a good woman only gave you someone to use. change for the better… But you being a good woman only gave you someone to use. And being patient and understanding only gave you more leeway to continue hurting me…
I don’t know how you are so familiar to me—or why it feels less like I am getting to know you and more as though I am remembering who you are. How every smile, every whisper brings me closer to the impossible conclusion that I have known you before, I have loved you before—in another time, a different place, some other existence.
― Lang Leav
“When I give, it does not come with strings. I’m not keeping track of what you owe me. When I give, I choose to do so without ulterior motives. I give because I know what it’s like to be without. To long for and be ignored; to speak and not be heard; to care for and have nothing returned. When I give it’s because I know the value in what I have in my heart. And I refuse to let the world stop me from sharing that, But when things start being taken for granted, When you no longer appreciate my sincerity, I won’t switch, I won’t get angry, and I won’t be spiteful. I’ll just get smart, and change your role in my life. Because when I give, I’m all in. But when I’m done, there’s no turning back.”
― Rob Hill
Remember this because it will happen many times in your life. When people show you who they are the first time believe them. Not the 29th. time. When a man doesn’t call you back the first time when you are mistreated the first time when someone shows you lack of integrity or dishonesty the first time, know that this will be followed many many other times, that will some point in life come back to haunt or hurt you. Live your life in truth. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. You will survive anything if you live your life from the point of view of truth.
Never discredit your gut instinct. You are not paranoid. Your body can pick up on bad vibrations. If something deep inside of you says something is not right about a person or situation, trust it.
“Don’t settle, even if you remain alone for a lifetime. You deserve someone who will appreciate you for both your beauty and your bruises.'”
— A.R. Lucas
I prefer to distance myself whenever I am mad because I could be the most heartless person you will ever meet.
She felt like doing her part to change the world. So she started by giving thanks for all the blessings in her life, rather than bemoaning all that was missing from it. Then, she complimented her reflection in the mirror, instead of criticizing it as she usually did. Next, she walked into her neighborhood and offered a smile to everyone she passed, whether or not they offered theirs to her. Each day she did these things, and soon they became habit. Each day she lived with more gratitude and acceptance, more kindness. And sure enough, the world around her began to change. Because she had decided so, she was single-handedly doing her part to change it. <3
~ Scott Stabile