Stop minimizing and discounting your feelings. You have every right to feel the way you do. Your feelings may not always be logical, but they are always valid. Because if you feel something, then you feel it and it’s real to you. It’s not something you can ignore or wish away. It’s there, gnawing at you, tugging at your core, and in order to find peace, you have to give yourself permission to feel whatever it is you feel. You have to let go of what you’ve been told you “should” or “shouldn’t” feel. You have to drown out the voices of people who try to shame you into silence. You have to listen to the sound of your own breathing and honor the truth inside you. Because despite what you may believe, you don’t need anyone’s validation or approval to feel what you feel. Your feelings are inherently right and true. They’re important and they matter — you matter — and it is more than okay to feel what you feel. Don’t let anyone, including yourself, convince you otherwise.
People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’ I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy.

Three years later, a new girl sits cross-legged on your bed.
She tastes like a different flavor of bubblegum than you are used to.
She opens up a book that you had to read in high school, and a folded picture of us falls out of chapter three.
Now there are two unfinished stories resting in her lap.
Inevitably, she asks, and you tell her.

You say: I dated her a while back.
You don’t say: Sometimes, when I’m holding you, I imagine the smell of her vanilla perfume.

You say: She was younger than me.
You don’t say: The sixteen summers in her bones warmed the eighteen winters my skin had weathered.

You say: It’s nothing now.
You don’t say: But it was everything then.


“People will tell you nothing matters, the whole world will end soon anyway, but those people look at life in wrong way. I mean, things don’t need to last forever to be perfect.”

“People will tell you nothing matters, the whole world will end soon anyway, but those people look at life in wrong way. I mean, things don’t need to last forever to be perfect.”

I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.
I only write when I am falling in love, or falling apart.
It’s not about what you’re capable of, it’s about what you are willing to endure.
I do not feel good. I’ve got the sad sads. All I want to do is fuck you.
Rage is a powerful energy that with diligent practice can be transformed into fierce compassion. However much we disagree with our enemies, our task is to identify with them. They too feel justified in their point of view.
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

mikaelaharbowyy:

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder, you get your fill but always keep that hunger

May you never take one single breath for granted, God forbid love ever leave you empty-handed

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean

Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens

Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance

& when you get the choice to sit out or dance…

I hope you dance.

-L.Womack

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.