“Some people are uncomfortable with silences. Not me. I’ve never cared much for call and response. Sometimes I will think of something to say and then I ask myself: is it worth it? And it just isn’t.”—
Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You (via simply-quotes)
“How different would I be, if I’d never met him? Might I have had a normal dating life like my friends did, flitting from one guy to the next, never getting too serious or too invested in one while I was still so young? Who would I be if I hadn’t endured the heartbreak of losing him and losing that part of myself that was built around him?”—Beth Harbison, Always Something There to Remind Me (via simply-quotes)
“The idea of not being a kid anymore terrifies me. I am an adult and I have been hurled out of the world of boys and girls into the fray of men and women, and expected to function as a grown-up when I never functioned very well as a kid.”—Kelley York, Suicide Watch (via simply-quotes)
“8) Allow yourself to fall in love. Let things happen. See where it goes. Take the risk.”
I don’t usually like people knowing about my personal relationships.. I often find that telling people only creates problems and doubt. I need to learn how to be a filter.. listen to the advice of those…
“1. If you like someone, wait.
2. Give lots of compliments, even if you’re shy. Everyone else is too.
3. Change. Get a haircut, try new perfume, get new sheets. Become better than you were before.
4. Eat healthier. Learn to cook something fancy.
5. Get up earlier and watch the sun come up.
6. Wear soft clothes, take a bath, drink something warm.
7. Meet someone new, even just a friend.
8. Become closer with your friends and your family. Call your mother. Cry with your best friend. Tell everyone how much you appreciate them.
9. Keep your room clean. Buy some candles. Let the natural light in.
10. Make a list of reasons why you’ll be better off without them. Believe they are true, because they are.
11. Listen to new music.
12. Write everything you’re thinking and feeling. Write letters. Write happy letters, sad letters, and angry letters, even if you’re never going to send them.
13. It’s okay to be sad, but not forever. Sadness is not as beautiful as music makes it seem. Lack of sleep makes your eyes droopy, not deep. Wake up every morning and tell yourself you’re going to have a good day.
14. Go to the library. Don’t forget to look in the music section.
15. Remove them from your life. Get rid of the things they gave you if they make you sad. They’re not worth it. You will never be happy if you continue to hold on to the things that make you sad.
16. Make new memories.
17. Try to find something to appreciate in everything you do or experience.
18. Being alone is okay, you don’t have to surround yourself with people.
19. Become your own best friend. Buy yourself coffee and drink it alone in a cafe. Take your time.
20. Learn to love every bit of yourself.”—How to feel better and become better by me (via timidgeek)
I am thankful to have come from such a strong family that, despite the tragedy and adversity that has struck our village and our country, they have found reasons to smile and pick up the pieces every day. To see their positivism and willingness to come together and help those less fortunate has been awe inspiring.They remind me everyday that we are strong and blessed.
I am thankful to have friends who remind me that true friendship is not about being inseparable, but about being separated and nothing changing. They constantly motivate, teach and inspire me with their thoughts, words and actions.
I am thankful to have the opportunity to work in the service of people. I get the chance to meet people who are sick and suffering and need help. They often ask me why it is that people like them have to live the life they live, while others are luckier to have a bit more. This has become a question I struggle with everyday I go to work. It reminds me that the time to question and the time for change is now. These people remind me why and for whom I do my job.
This year has brought me countless of opportunities, lessons, and memories with the people I love, and I am thankful for all of them.
“1. Don’t ever tell anyone they look tired.
2. Help people, and if you offer to help someone, follow though.
3. Be kind to people who work in retail and food service.
4. Let someone know you’re not interested.
5. Actually “hang out sometime.”
6. Be a little more honest.
7. Stop calling each other mean names on the internet.
8. Send more letters (not emails) and gifts.
9. Give more genuine complements.
10. Have more patience while waiting in lines.”—10 Little Things We Can Do To Make Life Easier For Each Other, Almie Rose (via thatkindofwoman)