"Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible."
Things I’ll teach my children (via her0inchic)
"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could."
Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP (via melancholysorrow)
"Food doesn’t taste better or worse when documented by Instagram. Laughter is as genuine over Skype as it would be sharing a sofa. Pay attention. Take in nature, hold someone’s hand, read a book. But don’t ever apologize for snapping a photo of a sunrise after a hike, or blogging about the excitement of having a crush, or updating your goodreads account. All of these things are good and should be celebrated. Smile at strangers on the sidewalk and like your friends’ selfies. It’s all good for the human spirit."
I actually really needed to read this right now.
"One day I just woke up and realized that I can’t touch yesterday. So why the heck was I letting it touch me?"
Steve Maraboli (via sensibilitaet)
"I hate distance. You meet the best people and they are always far away."
Sooooo accurate mrsmediocre(via kayteapeaa)
"I have noticed that if you look carefully at people’s eyes the first five seconds they look at you, the truth of their feelings will shine through for just an instant before it flickers away."
Sue Monk Kidd (via duvin-et-desputes)