The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via whatalovelythought)
Don’t marry a man unless you would be proud to have a son exactly like him.
Unknown (via lovedye)
I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.
Joanne Harris, Five Quarters of the Orange (via likeafieldmouse)
There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.
Don Miguel Ruiz (via wendesgray)
Wish I knew that feeling.
1. Don’t ever tell anyone they look tired.
2. Help people, and if you offer to help someone, follow though.
3. Be kind to people who work in retail and food service.
4. Let someone know you’re not interested.
5. Actually “hang out sometime.”
6. Be a little more honest.
7. Stop calling each other mean names on the internet.
8. Send more letters (not emails) and gifts.
9. Give more genuine complements.
10. Have more patience while waiting in lines.
10 Little Things We Can Do To Make Life Easier For Each Other, Almie Rose (via 09412)
Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer.
Ray Bradbury. (via sordidlullaby)