I hope once in your life you have a love you are unable to contain.
there’s so much pain… and it never stops.
❝ I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place. ❞
❝ Your life isn’t a mess. Things might not be going the way you planned or wanted them to but that’s not your fault. I see you smile everyday and you continue to treat those around you well. Even if they aren’t exactly the nicest to you. I think you’re doing fine. ❞
One of my guy best friends here, who gives the best advice and always makes my day brighter. (via romanholidays)
Someone who is very dear to my heart said this to me several months ago. These words still mean so much to me.
❝ I get way too sensitive when I get attached to someone. I can detect the slightest change in the tone of their voice, and suddenly I’m spending all day trying to figure out what I did wrong. ❞
— Humans of New York - Amman, Jordan (via 5000letters
❝ You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles. ❞
❝ You wear strength so well, I forget that you have to take it off at the end of the day; still feeling the marks that it leaves on your soul. ❞
— T.B. LaBerge // Unwritten Letters to You (via tblaberge
❝ Intimacy takes work, trust, wounds, hurts, sculpting in the dark: and that takes time. It takes more than a single chance. Of course we can close the doors, at any second, when we know it just won’t work. But there are many opportunities if we had trusted a little longer, reset the tempo, and spoke up louder: it would’ve been okay. Bridges would be built. New stories are made. You find your hand closing around theirs. They begin to traverse the folds of your heart with ease, and they learn to say those things which give life, which give freedom, which grow dreams. Intimacy is formed out of stumbling, but further down the path: there is so much light, so much laughter, so many steps to the horizon together. ❞
❝ I hope one day you’re as happy as you’re pretending to be. ❞
❝ She has become an expert at confusing what is with what was with what should be with what could be. ❞
— Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated
❝ When you do not know what to do, relax and tell yourself that other portions of yourself do know; they will take over. Give yourself some rest. Remind yourself that in many ways you are a very successful person as you are. Success does not necessarily involve great intellect or great position or great wealth; it has to do with inner integrity. Remember that. ❞
❝ I won’t beg someone to love me. I learned long ago that there is no use in hopeless pleas of trying to make someone stay. I am too good to chase someone who does not know my worth and I am too wild to keep waiting for someone who doesn’t acknowledge my value. I want to be loved unconditionally. I shouldn’t have to fight so hard for it. I do not have the time to prove to someone that I am worth it. I shouldn’t have to prove any of that; I am worth more than that. ❞
— Ming D. Liu, A Story A Day #138
❝ Somewhere, and in some way, someone loves you tremendously; it’s important to never forget that. ❞
— T.B. LaBerge // Things I’m still learning at 25 (via tblaberge
❝ I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. ❞
— John Burroughs (via stxxz
❝ I want us to make each other better. ❞
— someone you should probably hold on to (via braided-funk