I hope you know that you can handle the darkness that feels like it’s swallowing you whole.
Hugs and affection with no ulterior motive. Sometimes I like to be held without feeling like he’s wanting to fuck me.
If you’re feeling stuck, I suggest you clearly define what freedom looks like for you in this moment.
As long as we keep believing that God will not let us down in the end, he will over-deliver on every promise.
Love yourself and love those around you courageously.
I know you want some sort of revenge, some sort of closure, some sort of way to deal with your anger.
We look up for light.
And the stars laugh.
It’s not their job to show us where we’re going.
But here’s the deal – love, even the kind that breaks your heart, and crushes your soul, and leaves you yearning for a dreamless sleep, will teach you something.
You are deserving of the love that honors you as a person and glorifies everything that you are.
When They See Us is a four-episode miniseries on Netflix that tells the story five teens from Harlem that became trapped in a nightmare when they were falsely accused of the brutal rape of a white woman in Central Park.
Thank you for loving me like I am one of your own.
I shouldn’t have waited for you to make me a priority, because you ended up making someone else a priority.
There is a love that can exist for a friend even after the pain of heartbreak.
You don’t deserve a one-word text. You don’t deserve a smile. You don’t deserve to be a passing thought in my mind, let alone a reoccurring one I can’t get out of my head.
Even now, when my mind wanders, it ends up back on that night of our first date. If I allow myself, I think of the way you looked at me when your eyes first fixed on my face, almost as if you couldn’t quite believe I was real, and it made me feel alive.
I will be my own knight, and I will be my own extinguisher of my nightmares.
Regardless of how much pain you feel, you still wake up every day to face another storm. You still rise up and continue to fight your battles.
You have to remind yourself there is a life outside of this boy you lost. There is an entire world for you to see — and you don’t need his hand to hold while you see it.
Anxiety can be fleeting, but it can also hang around for a couple of days, depending on the cause and the methods used to try and ease it. But it never lasts forever.
Remember that someday you will look back and thank them for letting you go. If they don’t want to be with you, they’re doing you a favor by telling you the truth.
I wish I realized the phrase I’m not ready for a relationship right now is misleading. It doesn’t mean, if you stick around long enough, he’s going to turn around one day and decide to date you.
ARIES – You get a new tattoo, get a new piercing, or dye your hair a different color. You try to change yourself into a different person, one you like better.
Sometimes, the push we need to find our true calling and happiness comes in unexpected ways.
Your mirror of truth can break all the lies.
We all want to be seen, to be heard, and to be loved.
When you’re young, I think you forget that the people who raised you once lived their own lives, too. Her title differed, but to everyone she was a healer of sorts. Her love healed people.
A toxic person will lead you to believe that you are the darkest shade of grey, as they take every speck of colour left in you.
Wanderlust boy, always wondering about what’s next while still keeping his feet on the ground, full of fears but never allowing them to control him. The warmth in his smile, his touch, was as genuine as his outstanding mind.
A flawed justice system was a major part of the reason these young men were not able to have freedom, their rights, or a life.
“Someone in this world actually has a reason to be depressed. Someone in this world has it worse than you.”
Communicate with yourself what you’re feeling.
If you have a fitness goal, that bronzer could be more of an obstacle than a highlight.
It’s important to be as transparent as possible with your anxious lover, expressing how you feel in your relationship.
All that matters is your own opinion, your own happiness, your own sense of self.
You looked a lot taller than the last time I saw you, but maybe that’s because I finally got to see how small I felt around you.
Those closed eyes used to talk—they used to shout, actually. You rambled with the end of your days and kissed the plague away.
Someone out there will be happy to give you all the love you desire, but first, you have to stop settling for less.
The reason you think you’re single isn’t the same reason you’re actually single.
Sometimes, what seems like the wrong turn is the only turn we need to take for life to guide us where we need to be.
I have pretended to be adventurous. I have pretended to be up for anything. I have pretended it was no big deal when plans were set an hour before I was meant to leave the house even though it made me a nervous wreck.
It may not be today or in a few months, but just be patient, and it will come at the right moment, when the time is right.
It’s okay if you talk about your dad in general. Again, if he’s here, let’s talk about him. The good, the bad, the annoying. Let’s talk about it all.
You’re going to send positive vibes out into the world. Not because you need something good to happen to offset your shitty week. But because you work hard and you deserve for good shit to happen.
The Maker: Your no-nonsense manner, combined with your solid work ethic and loyalty, makes you a girl who’s difficult to mess with.
When you’re with the wrong person, they might bring you down. They might make you question whether you have what it takes to succeed. They might encourage you to give up on your dreams. They might warn you to play it safe. They might stifle you.
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, so why not celebrate it with a good book?
I’m destined to love a person this way.
You’re strong for leaving him, even if you’ve cried every night since you’ve left him.
There’s nothing wrong with your looks or personality. The only problem is your standards. It’s who you allow into your world. It’s who you give permission into your heart.
There’s a difference between inviting someone to hang out and begging someone to hang out after they’ve already canceled on you the last three times you set plans.