"Wisdom means to choose now what will make sense later. I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be, to inspire me and not terrify me."
Tracee Eliis Ross (via creatingaquietmind)
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"Follow the tugs in your heart. I think that everyone gets these gentle urges and should listen to them. Even if they sound absolutely insane, they may be worth going for."
— Victoria Moran (via thatkindofwoman)
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"Someday you’ll find the right person, and you’ll learn to have a lot more confidence in yourself. That’s what I think. So don’t settle for anything less. In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It’s important to combine the two in just the right amount."
— Haruki Murakami (via rochelledelaroche)
"You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well."
— Smedes (Forgive and Forget, Real Simple Magazine)
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"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny."
— C.S. Lewis (via theriverjordyn)
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"Let’s splash the puddles,
let’s climb up all of the trees,
let’s chase what’s simple."
— Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson (via tylerknott)
there will be days you snooze the alarm one too many times, oversleep, scramble out of bed in a mad rush, get stuck in a two hour jam, are thrown into a flurry of meetings and to-dos, days that start out feeling like the end won’t come fast enough.
…and there will be moments, in days like those. small, unsuspecting little moments that creep up on you and turn the entire day around. it could be a smile from a random stranger, an unexpected love note, a haunting melody, a heart-warming video, anything, even a cup of coffee made just right. moments of absolute clarity - of knowing deep in your heart that no matter what happens, there is always something to be grateful for, that roller-coaster-ride kinda days are there to remind you that you are alive - that you’re out there, doing something, facing challenges, making memories, instead of playing it safe.
moments like that, time is irrelevant. you could have had a bad morning or a bad week or even a bad month or year, but something happens, and in a moment, your soul is young again… your spirit is renewed. in moments like those, of looking out at a beautiful sunset, or feeling warm sand in your toes, or holding the hand of someone you love, everything else just melts away, and it hits you, if this is what living is about, then you’d take all the bad days and painful memories all over again if it means it’ll lead you to moments like this one.
"The best feeling in the world is knowing your presence and absence both mean something to someone."
— (via thatkindofwoman)
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"I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can."
— Kristin Armstrong (via wordsthat-speak)
"The tough thing about following your heart is what people forget to mention, that sometimes your heart takes you places you shouldn’t be, places that are as scary as they are exciting and as dangerous as they are alluring, and sometimes your heart takes you to places that can never lead to a happy ending."
"We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken."
— Ernest Hemingway (via milkwolves)
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