"Who did that to you? Who fucked you up so bad, emotionally and mentally that you’ve completely shut down anyone who tries to help you. You don’t talk about your feelings, you push kind people away, and you let negative people in. You refuse to open up and let someone love or care about you. Who fucking did that to you?"
— (via slutstatus)
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"Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea."
— Rumi (via godmoves)
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"We look up at the same stars, and see such different things."
— George R. R. Martin, A Storm of Swords (via melisamccalls)
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"One day I just woke up and realized that I can’t touch yesterday. So why the heck was I letting it touch me?"
— Steve Maraboli (via perfect)
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"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.
The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”
All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.
And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”
— Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, 1978 Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (via creatingaquietmind)
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"Let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it."
— John Eldridge (via x09)
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"Always be kinder than you feel."
— (via danjreyes)
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"Other people are not medicine."
— It took me 9 years to figure that out (via l-eer)
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"I don’t like when people say that you can’t stop loving someone, that you either always will or never did. I don’t think that’s true. I loved you, past tense. I don’t love you, present tense. I loved the idea of you I created in my head. I loved the nice things you said and did. I loved the way you were always smiling at me. And I loved you so much that I thought it would never stop, I thought that if I couldn’t love you I would die. You’re not that magnificent person I imagined, you did terrible things that took away any belief I had in myself and in love. You were undeserving of the happiness I brought into your life. So don’t let anyone say that you’ll never stop loving him.
Because here I am, not loving you."
— Laura Threet (Till-forever-finds-me)
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"Don’t date someone who has the potential to be a Godly person, date someone who already is."
— Neal Hartley (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
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