You forgive yourself for the ways you’ve fallen short and learn to show grace to yourself, even when you feel unlovable.
We will not always put you first.
I feel sorry for you. For her. For what the both of you had the potential to be, but never became. A close-but-not-close-enough, a halfway connection, an almost-love.
And why is it that I’ve become so accustomed
to the thought of my life
without you in it?
return to each other in waves.
this is how water
— Nayyirah Waheed
“Though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” — Psalm 37:24
Love is devotion, putting aside every other whim and desire of the world to say to the person you wish to spend forever with that you will, no matter the obstacle.
Who you are is valid.
The way you love is pure.
You show them that to love you means to accept all of your parts—not thinking that you are perfect, but that you are worthy. Because you believe yourself to be
Go to the local zoo in silly Halloween sweaters.