“Beware of the word friend. It can often be used by men or the women that love them to excuse the most unfriendly behavior. Personally, when I’m picking friends, I like the ones who don’t make me cry myself to sleep.”—He’s Just Not That Into You (via quotewhore)
“Love isn’t about the romantic nights or gifts. It isn’t about fireworks going off around you when you have that first, real, kiss. Love isn’t about kissing in the rain and dancing beneath the stars. It isn’t about the big moments or the big surprises. Love is not a fairytale. Love is about still having the butterflies after years. It’s about the second looks and laying in bed wide awake, all night, because you can’t go to sleep mad at each other. It’s about being willing to sacrifice, literally, everything for someone, just because you care so deeply for them. It’s not about buying them gifts, but it’s about leaving them little presents here and there, just to remind them that you are constantly thinking about them. Love is about all of the little things, that add up to really big things. Love is rare and special, but should not be treated as if it will break. Love needs to be thrown around and beat up a little bit, worn in, but not worn down. Love needs to be a comfortable feeling, a place to go when NO ONE else in the world can relate. A safe place, where you know that no matter how ugly you look or how angry you are, you will still be… loved.”—[unknown] (via quotewhore)
“But, if you look closely you might see someone like you. Someone trying to find their way; someone trying to find their place; someone trying to find their self. Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated, or unsatisfied at barely getting by. But, that feeling is a lie and if you just hold on; just find the courage to face it all for another day, someone or something will find the way and make it all okay. Because we all need a little help sometimes, someone to help us hear the music in the world. To remind us that it won’t always be this way. That someone is out there, and that someone will find you.”—One Tree Hill (via littlemiss) (via unloveyou)
It would be a lie, there can be no room for doubt. Relative truths exist in a conformist mind. I believe in absolute truths. It needs to show you how far away from the light or how deep into the darkness you are, relentlessly and without mercy.
That’s why TRUTH should be RELENTLESS. If it hurts or troubles you, it’s probably true. If it makes you feel extremely happy and makes you want to scream out loud at the top of your lungs, I hope it’s always true. Alas, everyone lies.
“A soul-mate is like a best friend, but more. It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It’s someone who makes you a better person. Well, actually they don’t make you a better person. You do that yourself, because they inspire you. A soul-mate is someone whom you’ll keep in your heart forever. It’s the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens, they will always be there for you, and love you for everything that you are.”—(via runawaytrain) (via hallofmirrors) (via riotgirl) (via nashamble) (via peetypassion)
“Sometimes you have to be strong for yourself. You have to know that you are a good person and a good friend. What is meant to be will end up good and what is not won’t. Relationships are worth fighting for, but sometimes you can’t be the only one fighting. At time, people need to fight for you. If they don’t, you must move on and realize what you gave them was more than they were willing to give you. Hopefully, people realize great things when they come around and don’t lose something real. Always fight, until you can’t anymore… and then be fought for.”
All that matters to me is if in your soul is something with keen eyes and sharp teeth, not some little hoofed thing munching on grass. Something that it always moving forward or through whatever is in its way.
An educator friend of mine forwarded me this gem via email.
How would you pronounce this student’s name: “Le-a”?
Lee – A? NOPE
Lay – a? NO WAY
Lei? Guess Again.
It’s pronounced “Ledasha.” Oh, yes, you read it right. This child attends a school in Livingston Parish, LA. Her mother is irate because everyone is getting her name wrong. If you see something come across your desk like this, please remember to pronounce it correctly.
When the mother was asked about the pronunciation of the name, she said,
“Before you can grow up, you must fall in love 3 times. Once you must fall in love with your best friend, ruining your friendship forever. This will teach you who your true friends are, and the fine line between friendship and more.
Once you must fall in love with someone you believe to be perfect. You will learn that no one is perfect, and that you should never be treated as any less than you deserve. And once you must fall in love with someone that is exactly like you. This will teach you about who you are, and who you want to be.
And when you’re through with all that, you learn that the people who care about you the most are the ones that you hurt, and the ones that hurt you are the ones that you needed the most.
But most of all, you learn that love is only a concept and is not something that can be defined, it is different to each person that experiences it. And you will learn to respect each and every person on this earth, knowing that everyone only wants to be loved.”
“We danced too wild, and we sang too long, and we hugged too hard, and we kissed too sweet, and howled just as loud as we wanted to howl, because by now we were all old enough to know that what looks like crazy on an ordinary day looks a lot like love if you catch it in the moonlight.”—Pearl Cleage (via she-alone)