I believe in kindness. Also in mischief.Mary Oliver
Don’t hang out with people who don’t love you. Don’t try to impress people who aren’t worth it. Don’t try to win people over who aren’t worth it. Focus on yourself, and focus on the people who are really awesome and who love you. Don’t hang out with people who make you feel like shit. Don’t spend your energy on them. There is so much pressure to be part of the right thing: well, you should create the right thing. If you don’t see it, create it. If you don’t see what you want, be the change you want to see.Beth Ditto (via intersouls)
It all comes back. Perhaps it is difficult to see the value in having one’s self back in that kind of mood, but I do see it; I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 AM of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget. We forget the loves and the betrayals alike, forget what we whispered and what we screamed, forget who we were.Joan Didion, “On Keeping a Notebook” (via michellelynking)
I learned early on that I had to become strong in order to do what I wanted. Every woman needs a strong personality. It’s much more valuable than beauty.Jil Sander, from Francesco Scavullo’s Women (via caryrandolph)
Sorrow and suffering cut deep grooves in the soul, and these are for joy to fill. Without these grooves - those pits and scars of the pain of existence - joy just slips right off a person like melting butter on a tipped skillet.Dr. Ambrose Delasco
You can pretty much survive anything if you hang on to your sense of humor.
Holler for a dollar. I totally agree.
so much truth here.
Gotta remember 3, 5, and 11.
“I would merely beg you not to be too bowed down by grief. What seem to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” -Oscar Wilde. Photo by Andrea Rose. (Taken with Instagram)
Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.Brené Brown (via Ordinary Courage)