The things people made fun of you for won’t matter either. Because you, beautiful, were blossoming. And you still are.
Her motto was “living well is the best revenge,” but from all reports, she lived a life of endlessly empty sadness.
Every single time that my father took photos of us there, a strange face appeared above my little sister and so he got scared and never brought us there again.
It is okay to feel lost and alone on this journey, but this is your path, and only you can walk it.
Don’t expect the vision you have of your dream to pan out exactly how you imagine it will.
You better be careful, because you don’t want to see her upset.
The biggest benefit is the energy you have. If you have energy you don’t need naps, you can get up earlier in the day and accomplish more. It also comes with an increased sense of well-being and self worth.
Up on the West Side Highway, we met neighbors of Jami’s and stood near a radio. First everyone sang “We Are the World,” then “Hands Across America.” It was kind of touching to see people of every race and age holding hands, but I wonder if it will do any good other than to make the participants feel better about themselves.
In the process, you’ll find yourself removing everything that they once built. Habits that served them, belongings that they loved.
Believe it or not, you do have the power to shape a tomorrow you will love.
1. Experience will only take you so far on a job interview; you have to show them that you have the passion and determination to get the job done.
Being in love and having a relationship is a beautiful thing, but it doesn’t complete you.
You feel like home. Like a warmth I didn’t realize I loved until I tried to leave.
The higher the sense of self, both positive and negative, the harder it is to actually live a successful life.
Trust me when I say that people with anxiety have already tried to find the reason why they are the way they are. They have an overactive brain and they overthink a lot.
You don’t let the relationship seem one-sided. You don’t let their feelings seem one-sided.
Love isn’t always an easy thing. It’s not meant to be.
You treated me better than anyone ever did, and that is the main reason why I fell in love with you.
It’s finally finding intimacy through your immense love for God that the world can never understand.
You should be giving yourself a chance to fall in love, not looking for every reason not to.
No one is one-hundred percent confident one-hundred percent of the time.
Hold people gently—forevers are a series of nows.
I have always been scared of marriage, coming from a broken family. But being with you takes all those fears away.
It’s already a bit crowded in here but you’re welcome to join.
Don’t push away people who care about you. Don’t assume everyone else hates you as much as you hate yourself. Don’t assume they’re only being nice to you out of pity.
You are growing in the ways you need to in order to be able to grasp what you’ve always wanted. You are learning in the ways you need to be taught in order to give your knowledge and truth to the world.
As much as you may want to work through the issues, as much as you want to continue fighting for your relationship, at some point you need to start being honest with yourself.
My mind has become a storage unit of every memory of us, each file labeled starting from the first day I met you to the day I lost you.
Everyone has baggage. Everyone has bad habits. But not everyone talks about how grueling it is to heal yourself from them.
I distract myself to forget you. I intentionally go back to all the places we went to just to overwrite the memories that include you.
What if you paused, stopped making it so much about you and your need to hear those stubborn words “you were right,” and instead asked, What can you teach me from this? What can I possibly learn out of this?
On a scale of one to ten, you’re a baker’s dozen.
What can you expect from him?
I close my eyes and count seconds until it begins. More minutes, I say. A little bit more, it seems. I wait.
It’s a scary thing, feeling depressed with a newborn baby.
It’s a reminder that your toughest days won’t keep you down.
Chemistry isn’t something you have with just anyone. It’s a subject. It teaches you about the proper alignment and combination of atoms in this universe.
We deserve to be happy and not let anyone take that away from us.
No matter how hard you fight for your relationship, it’s never going to last if you’re the only one putting in effort, the only one who cares whether or not you stay together.
For now, I want you to know that I believe in you.
She doesn’t want to compete with your phone for your attention.
I love the free falls, and a part of me even loves the crashes… god some of them are so stupid, but hey here we are.
I haven’t been to the gym in so long I’ve gone back to calling it James.
If you wake up in the morning with a list in your head — feed the dog, do the laundry, run on the treadmill, work eight hours, go grocery shopping — then you’re going to feel overwhelmed. You’re going to want to keep smashing snooze. You’re not going to look forward to the day ahead of you.
Can they feel the summer breeze at their skin when riding their bikes as fast as they can?
It’s about time these bullies leave the Big Brother house.
Live a complete life, not one that’s out of balance.
It’s a wakeup call. It’s a warning that if you keep going on the way you’ve been, you’re going to end up with a life that makes you miserable.
We sacrifice ourselves so they won’t feel pain, but in doing so we collect hurt that isn’t ours to carry.
Maybe you should make the first move…