Loving ourselves is a process, and does require upkeep. We need to make time for ourselves, and make time for our own thoughts.
You are not a failure or undeserving of respect just because there are those who have failed to give you the love that you deserve.
Because I am more than my struggles and pain; I am more than what has happened to me; I am more than the things that have gone wrong and the ways I have failed. I will be light, and I will not be destroyed.
People tend to expect the worst in a situation, and are generally adamant they’re right if the event comes to pass – and thus a vicious cycle ensues.
Learn, think, move forward. Use your voice as a chain to break freer, like a battering, swinging signal. Let’s educate ourselves, inform ourselves, and never let them put us down again.
It is important to remember to look after yourself first, because the positivity and love you create in doing so, can then be mirrored back into your surroundings.
Contrast is a beautiful thing. Living doesn’t consist of straight lines and perfect 90-degree angles. No, living has sharp corners, steep drops and dark tunnels. Pain and joy can mean you’re living. Not just existing.
You are my best friend.
No one owes anyone anything. You shouldn’t treat someone nicely because you expect him/her to treat you the same.
The nights you ate Chinese food with your mom while watching Gilmore Girls.