A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be, and then making the best of it.
Make stuff you love and talk about stuff you love and you’ll attract people who love that kind of stuff. It’s that simple.
When I give, it does not come with strings. I’m not keeping track of what you owe me. When I give, I choose to do so without ulterior motives. I give because I know what it’s like to be without. To long for and be ignored; to speak and not be heard; to care for and have nothing returned. When I give it’s because I know the value in what I have in my heart. And I refuse to let the world stop me from sharing that, But when things start being taken for granted, when you no longer appreciate my sincerity, I won’t switch, I won’t get angry, and I won’t be spiteful. I’ll just get smart, and change your role in my life. Because when I give, I’m all in. But when I’m done, there’s no turning back.
Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don’t.
And it’s hard to hate someone once you understand them.
With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?
It’s not that people can’t love you if you don’t love yourself. It’s that you won’t feel it because it’ll always seem like you don’t deserve it.
But It’s Not a Matter of Deserving (#53: January 11, 2014)