You Don’t Ever Have To Tolerate People Who Treat You Poorly

You Don't Ever Have To Tolerate People Who Treat You Poorly

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

If You Start Living For The Smallest Reasons

“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 Thought If I Continued To Be Good Woman

I Thought If I Continued To Be Good Woman

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

I Don't Know How You are So Familiar To Me

Soul Mates

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

When I Give, It Does Not Come With Strings

“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

Remember This Because It Will Happen Many Times In Your Life

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.

~Maya Angelou

She Felt Like Doing Her Part To Change The World

She Felt Like Doing Her Part To Change The World

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