"If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, still respect them. Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners, because you represent yourself, not others."
- Mohammad Zeyara (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: quranicquotes, via thatkindofwoman)
"Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well."
- Vincent van Gogh (via mycolorbook)
"Try to let what is unfair teach you… What is unfair can be a stern but invaluable teacher… You can be shaped, or you can be broken. There is not much in between. Try to learn. Be coachable. Try to learn from everybody, especially those who fail. This is hard."
David Foster Wallace; Infinite Jest
be coachable, be accepting, be purposeful
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"That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are."
- Paulo Coehlo (via sketchmedesire)
(Source: quote-book, via eliminateyourfears)
"Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith."
- Lauren Kate, Torment (via thatkindofwoman)
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"Get out of bed, make a hot drink and go outside. You owe yourself that much. Maybe you still cry in far too many public bathrooms, but I swear, you stay a few seconds less every time. Smile at strangers if it’s all you can do, know that life doesn’t start when the sun rises or the credits roll but when you decide it’s time to go after what you deserve, and you deserve everything because we are alive both only once and a million times every day and every minute is something new to learn and someone new to love, and if it all crashes and burns as it so often does cling on to hope through it all and don’t ever ever ever let it go. Start your life again whenever you need to. Repeat after me: it is not yet the end. It is not yet the end. It is not yet the end."
A Greater Reality (via wordsthat-speak)
I needed this. and I really love it.
"If you truly pour your heart into what you believe in — even if it makes you vulnerable — amazing things can and will happen."
- Emma Watson (via watsonlove)
"What I hate is ignorance, smallness of imagination, the eye that sees no farther than its own lashes. All things are possible. Who you are is limited only by who you think you are."
- Egyptian Book of the Dead (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
(Source: yimmyayo, via alifelivedwell)
"What I meant to say is, stress is a choice. We allow it to affect us. When I was sitting in front of the computer just now, feeling the stress creeping up, I decided to stop. Before it took over. I look around me. Where am I, really? Right now. I’m home. Sitting on my couch. Dogs at my feet, my sister next to me playing Nintendo. A cup of tea on the coffee table. Ocean outside. Where is the stress right now? It’s not here, that’s for sure. There is no stress here. My mind creates the stress I feel – it doesn’t even come from my inbox. It comes from that little voice inside my head that tells me on repeat ‘you have to get this done,’ ‘you have to hurry,’ ‘you have to make things happen.’ Well fact of the matter is… I don’t. I don’t have to do anything. I don’t even have to answer the emails in my inbox. Life will go on without it. I will still be ok. No disaster will come from me not writing 500 emails per day. Actually, disaster might come if I do! I close my eyes. I take a few breaths. By directing my attention away from what’s occupying my mind and towards my physical experience of this moment I choose to not allow stress to take over my wellbeing. I put my computer away and I spend five minutes cuddling with Ringo (coziest Italian Greyhound you’ll ever meet), or I go for a walk. I might roll out my yoga mat. Or read a book. Listen to a song I love. Eat something delicious. I take five minutes to direct my attention back to what’s important. This, right here. Tea and family and puppies and breath and life."
- Rachel Brathen (via relovingit)
Yes. I always need to be reminded of this.
"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
- Joseph Addison (via brunchandbooks)
"Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
- John Muir (via bungalowintheburrough)