signs of life
"it's as though my heart, in the midst of its euphoria, is saying to my mind, 'there are things you cannot understand, and you must learn to live with this. not only must you learn to live with this, you must learn to enjoy this.'" - Donald Miller
14:44"You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud." — (via anna-learns-to-love-herself)

(via maggiekate-miller)

16:47"However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace." — Henry David Thoreau, Walden (via kjoyhelm)

(Source: observando, via kjoyhelm)

After A While

After a while you learn 
the subtle difference between 
holding a hand and chaining a soul 
and you learn 
that love doesn’t mean leaning 
and company doesn’t always mean security. 
And you begin to learn 
that kisses aren’t contracts 
and presents aren’t promises 
and you begin to accept your defeats 
with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of woman, 
not the grief of a child 
and you learn 
to build all your roads on today 
because tomorrow’s ground is 
too uncertain for plans 
and futures have a way of falling down 
in mid-flight. 
After a while you learn 
that even sunshine burns 
if you get too much 
so you plant your own garden 
and decorate your own soul 
instead of waiting for someone 
to bring you flowers. 
And you learn that you really can endure 
you really are strong 
you really do have worth 
and you learn 
and you learn 
with every goodbye, you learn…

13:55 brzydkie-mysli:

black&white blog
18:25"Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough." — Ernest Hemingway   (via godmoves)

(via godmoves)

03:10 exguru:

16:30"I hope you look for me in everyone you meet." — (via lissebery)

(Source: write2014, via lissebery)

16:30 godmoves:

being happy is productive. be happy.

They tell me you are amazing and I
believe them, for I have explored you.

A poem I wrote last summer I forgot about

Avoiding the heartache
When we’re home away from home

I’ll just believe you’re here
And you went on a trip
Somewhere far away from home
Yeah you’re home away from home
In that tiny, crowded apartment
Dogs barking, now quiet

How does it feel to know we were there
On squares of carpet, on slacks of wood
This place ain’t home when home’s away.

03:11 weedstergram: