Positive Mind Vibes
" You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way. "
" One life on this earth is all we get, whether it is enough or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least we are fools if we do not live it as fully and bravely and beautifully as we can. "
" There is never a precise time when you absolutely and entirely know yourself. You are a work in progress and you and the world are in constant flux; you have the alluring human ability to believe at least seven contradictory things before breakfast. There is not going to be a eureka moment when you an stand back like an exhausted sculptor and gaze at what you have created and say “Yes, see, that’s it.” Which is just as well because if you did, you might simply collapse out of sheer boredom. "
"Your life is your life. Don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. Be on the watch. The gods will offer you chances. Know them, take them. You can’t beat death but you can beat death in life, sometimes. And the more often you learn to do it the more light there will be. Your life is your life know it while you have it. You are marvelous
The gods want to delight in you."
" Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else, but just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breathe in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes. "
" Our lives are not as limited as we think they are; the world is a wonderfully weird place; consensual reality is significantly flawed; no institution can be trusted, but love does work; all things are possible; and we all could be happy and fulfilled if we only had the guts to be truly free and the wisdom to shrink our egos and quit taking ourselves so damn seriously. — Tom Robbins "
" Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. "
" And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. You’ve got to sit next to the man at the train station who’s reading your favorite book and start a conversation. You’ve got to come home after a bad day and burn your skin from a shower. Then you’ve got to wash all your sheets until they smell of lemon detergent you bought for four dollars at the local grocery store. You’ve got to stop taking everything so goddam personally. You are not the moon kissing the black sky. You’ve got to compliment someones crooked brows at an art fair and tell them that their eyes remind you of green swimming pools in mid July. You’ve got to stop letting yourself get upset about things that won’t matter in two years. Sleep in on Saturday mornings and wake yourself up early on Sunday. You’ve got to stop worrying about what you’re going to tell her when she finds out. You’ve got to stop over thinking why he stopped caring about you over six months ago. You’ve got to stop asking everyone for their opinions. Fuck it. Love yourself, kiddo. You’ve got to love yourself. "
" I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me. "
" You’re under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago. "
" I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving - we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. "
" A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. When you wake up, take a second to think about what a privilege it is to simply be alive and healthy. The moment you start acting like life is a blessing, I assure you it will start to feel like one. "
" Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. "
" I hereby arm myself for today with coffee and the willingness to be wrong. "
" Come with every wound and every woman you’ve ever loved; every lie you’ve ever told and whatever it is that keeps you up at night. Every mouth you’ve punched in, all the blood you’ve ever tasted. Come with every enemy you’ve ever made and all the family you’ve ever buried and every dirty thing you’ve ever done; every drink that’s burnt your throat and every morning you’ve woken with nothing and no one. Come with all your loss, your regrets, sins, memories, black outs, secrets. I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than you. "
"Will I be something?
Am I something?
And the answer comes:
You already are.
You always were.
And you still have time to be."
" At any given moment you have the power to say: this is not how the story is going to end. "
" Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth. "
" I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. "
"1) Read at least one chapter of a book for fun each day.
2) Go on a drive once a week. Have no particular destination other than a stop for iced tea. Put on music and see where you end up.
3) Listen to a record straight through without doing anything else. Sometimes music needs your full attention.
4) Doodle. Who cares how shitty of an artist you are? Give it a shot. Create.
5) Go to coffee shops. There’s a million in the city. Get out of the house for a while.
6) Ask a friend to go to dinner and for no particular reason. Pick up the bill."
" We so badly want to be “right” about how life is supposed to be lived that we verbally, emotionally and spiritually beat one another to death. This statement may cause a little confusion, but I think this kind of mindset keeps us from becoming disciples. To be like Jesus means different things to different people, to me it means being uncomfortably accepting of people and being self-controlled enough to not judge the actions of people, but trust that the Lord may actually be working on them… just like He is working on you. "
" Look at you. You’re young. And you’re scared. Why are you so scared? Stop being paralyzed. Stop swallowing your words. Stop caring what other people think. Wear what you want. Say what you want. Listen to the music you want to listen to. Play it loud as fuck and dance to it. Go out for a drive at midnight and forget that you have work the next day. Stop waiting for Friday. Live now. Do it now. Take risks. This life is yours. When are you going to realize that you can do whatever you want? "
" The ‘good life’ begins when you stop wanting a better one. "
" The bottom line is pray. If you’re tired, sick, emotionally overwhelmed—pray. If you’re on cloud nine and life seems perfect—pray. If you lack direction—pray. If you doubt that prayer makes any difference—pray. If the circumstances of your life are out of your control—pray. If the circumstances of your life seem well within you’re your control—pray even harder. Whatever you do—pray. "
" “Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”—Clint Eastwood "
" Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for a future that only He can see. "
" Sometimes God allows us to remain in a “holding pattern” because He is protecting us from a potential disaster. He can see what we can’t. "
" The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. "
" I am sure God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him to wait. "
" Courage, dear heart. "
" Many people believe every age marks something significant, that you should accomplish a certain something by a certain time. Your first kiss, losing your virginity, getting married. Learning to drive, knowing what you want to be, succeeding in your goals. But that’s not true. Let things just happen. Make sure you’re ready. Stay wise. Give yourself time to develop. There is no rush to live. "
" The past is gone, and cannot harm you anymore. And while the future is fast coming for you, it always flinches first and settles in as the gentle present. "
" That’s the thing about ‘what ifs’; they don’t matter. They don’t change anything. All they do is make it unable for you to heal. "
" It can be scary to find out you’ve been wrong about something but we can’t be afraid to change our minds, to accept that things are different, that they’ll never be the same, for better or for worse. We have to be willing to give up what we used to believe. The more we’re willing to accept what is and not what we thought, we’ll find ourselves exactly where we belong. "
" As a bee seeks nectar from all kinds of flowers, seek teachings everywhere. Like a deer that finds a quiet place to graze, seek seclusion to digest all that you have gathered. Like a mad one beyond all limits, go where you please and live like a lion, completely free of all fear. "
" When I was younger, I saw 20-somethings sitting at coffee shops and thought they must be so happy now that they’re older and have their lives together. Now I’m the 20-something and I see that life doesn’t slow down and fall into place just because you’re old enough. Being older just means that you have to make time to stop and enjoy that coffee. "
" If you’re reading this, if there’s air in your lungs on this day, then there is still hope for you. Your story is still going. And maybe some things are true for all of us. Perhaps we all relate to pain. Perhaps we all relate to fear and loss and questions. And perhaps we all deserve to be honest, all deserve whatever help we need. Our stories are all so many things: Heavy and light. Beautiful and difficult. Hopeful and uncertain. But our stories aren’t finished yet. There is still time, for things to heal and change and grow. There is still time to be surprised. We are still going, you and I. We are stories still going. "
"Quite simply: I think you put the dang stars to shame. And you give the oceans a ripple & a wave for their money. And you need not change a stitch of you because I have always, always, always loved you this way.
And you think a stranger can’t love you? Baby, I can cry for you. And I can decide not sleep at night because of you. Because all I’ve ever needed to say, over & over & over again, is that I wish you knew how very lovely you are. It’ll break my heart the longer I go without telling you that. I wish you knew how very lovely you are.
And despite what you believe, I am not afraid to sit in my corner of the internet and tell you that I think you are a child of God. And please don’t get offended by me because there is nothing offensive about the idea of someone making us perfectly. And there is nothing offensive about the idea of someone stitching up the skyline for us. And there is nothing offensive about believing, if only for a half second, that we were made for victory and better things before we learned to give our little lives away to weaknesses and lies."
"be easy. take your time. you are coming home to yourself."
" The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world. "
" A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be, and then making the best of it. "
" Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be. "
" Eat like you love yourself.
Move like you love yourself.
Speak like you love yourself.
Act like you love yourself. "
" So what if your life’s going to be messy. Perfect isn’t the plan. Purpose is. "
" Don’t hesitate or allow yourself to make excuses. Just get out and do it. Just get out and do it. You will be very, very glad that you did. "
" It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs. "
" Don’t equate the presence of God with a good mood or a pleasant temperament. God is near whether you are happy or not. "
" The best news is that even when God says no, it’s a yes. It is a yes to better and greater and more. It may seem like the end of the world when the door closes, but He has still said yes to an open one. Behind every ‘thou shalt not,’ there is a God leading you to a ‘that you may.’ "
" The answer to anxiety is the adoration of Christ "
"I think of my anger and bitterness, and I can’t help but hear Christ telling me to lay it down. When we hold onto what causes us to grow angry or even more bitter, we lose the energy to pursue God. It is a tiresome thing to hate, to hold onto a pain that should have been long let go. It’s not easy to let go, but it is necessary; so we must ask God to take it from us, and in that request we lay it all down.
Weary traveler, maybe you are exhausted because you are carrying more burdens than you are supposed to. Let go of the past, and allow God to heal you and restore you. Because in that restoration, you shall see a loving God desiring for you to chase after Him, and you shall finally have the strength to do so, because you no longer spend it on things that give no joy at all; So live, love, forgive, and move on. This is worship, this is faithfulness, and this is obeying God even when it hurts."
" Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. "
" You belong to a patient God. Not to a hurry up and fix yourself God, but a be still and let me heal you God. Not a why do you keep doing this God, but a God who gives you the keys to break the cycle. God is patient, and He is pleased to take His time with you. "
" We shall not grow weary of waiting upon God if we remember how long and how graciously He once waited for us. "
" Having a low opinion of yourself is not modesty. It’s self-destruction. "
" So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide "
" And He smiles.
He laughs at me and says,
‘I have been right beside you this whole time.
I was the warmth on your pillow,
and I was the breeze on a Sunday morning.
I was the silence in the middle of the day,
the dust floating in streams of sunlight,
the peace of mind that defied all logic.
I was in your best friends advice,
and in the forgiveness of everyone who has ever been hurt.
I was with you this entire time,
but more than that,
I AM.’ " - God
" What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. "
" Stop looking at the past and all the things you can’t change. They’re done and over with. Now is the time for you to look to the future, grasp it by the hand, and decide where you want to go. "
" You should be
treating yourself like
you are your
own best friend. "
" Try not to feel jealous about things, or people or places. It’s toxic. Just keep living. You will find your happiness. "
" Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say fuck it. "
" The future is no place to place your better days. "
" Stop thinking that God is upset with you. You can read one chapter in the bible and satan will whisper you should have read 2. You can begin to pray then your mind wanders and satan will tell you you should have done better. He wants to make you feel like you are never enough, but you are just enough for God. God knew how long it would take to gain a relationship with you before He even began to pursue you. He knew every wrong turn you would take. Every stumble that would trip you up. He is not surprised by your actions and He is not mad at you. Gods grace is an ocean, dive in. "
" Let whatever you do today be enough. Let go of the judgement you have about what you should be or could be doing, and today, allow yourself to simply be. Comparing yourself and your journey may be habitual, but it gets you nowhere. It makes you feel worse and it keeps you stuck. So stop fixating on where everyone else is, and start giving yourself permission to be exactly where you are. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and trust that in this moment, who you are, where you are at, and what you are doing is enough. You will get to where you need to be in your own time. Until then, breathe. Breathe and be patient with yourself and your process. You are doing the best you can to cope and survive amid your struggles, and that’s all you can ask of yourself. It’s enough. You are enough. "
" Jesus never had His eyes focused on healing the sick. He had His eyes focused on loving the sick, and they were healed because of who He was. "
" Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness. "
" Embrace the current season of your life. "
" Read that book, wake up early in the morning and go for that run to start off your day. Eat as clean as possible because you’ll feel so much better but treat yourself as well. Be kind to everyone. Go out to a cafe and watch people walk buy as you sip your coffee. Compliment that stranger! Start a conversation with that person on the bus. Read a book about food, about astronomy, learn a new language. Watch the sunrise. Get away for a weekend. Introduce yourself. Do yoga and go on a hike. Lay on the beach under the stars and have a dinner with your best friend. Dance around and sing at the top of yours lungs at that festival. Life is meant to be lived, not controlled. "
" We need to move away from this constant need of coming across as calm, cool and collected. We weren’t built to be calm, cool, and collected. If we were, it wouldn’t feel so fucking exhausting all the time. It would, you know, come naturally to us. You know what comes naturally to human beings though? Being open, being messy, being raw, being unfiltered, having lots of feelings. Why should we have to stifle our true nature? Let’s go after the things we want, let’s love each other brutally and honestly, and not worry about the consequences. Let’s release the feelings inside of us and let them land somewhere special. Otherwise, we might have a lifetime of longing in front of us. "
"Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons, though those may just be how you are wired. Acknowledge these things. When you finish something hard, be proud! Celebrate a little.
And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward."
" God is working on me. "
" You can suffer the pain of change or suffer remaining the way you are. "
" There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans. "
" Comparison is the thief of joy. "
" Sometimes life will test you but remember this: When you walk up a mountain, your legs get stronger. "
" I want to taste and glory in each day, and never be afraid to experience pain; and never shut myself up in a numb core of nonfeeling, or stop questioning and criticizing life and take the easy way out. To learn and think: to think and live; to live and learn: this always, with new insight, new understanding, and new love. "
" There are two ways of telling your story. One is to tell it compulsively and urgently, keep returning to it because you see your present suffering as the result of your past experiences. But there is another way. You can tell your story from the place where it no longer dominates you. You can speak about it with a certain distance and see it as the way to your present freedom. "
" Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. "
" Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it. "
" Dear God, I know that I’m not perfect, I know sometimes I forget to pray, I know I have questioned my faith, I know sometimes I lose my temper, but thank you for loving me unconditionally and giving me another day to start over again. "
" Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface. "
" May this be a season of recreated, substantive living for you as you embark upon new adventures in Christ as well as in life. "
" The battle is already won. "
" But God ’s not finished. He’s waiting around to be gracious to you. He’s gathering strength to show mercy to you. God takes the time to do everything right—everything. Those who wait around for him are the lucky ones. "
" You can never go before God and expect to stay the same, He is in the business of transforming and molding, making us new and lovely. If you are to go before God, go with the understanding that you will never be the same, you will be a living hallelujah, beautiful and pleasing to Him. "
" Just because something isn’t happening for you now doesn’t mean it’s never going to happen. Don’t lose hope. "
" When your mind wants to bolt, but your heart hangs on, it is because you don’t know with absolute certainty what the truth is. When you waste so much time on something that you want to believe is true, you begin to overthink things. Eventually, something obvious becomes twisted into something absurd, which keeps us from believing a simpler answer. Over time, you believe your own lies and fantasies to shield yourself from hurt, when following what is logical would have been the quickest way to healing. It is through your own self-imposed delusions that you lose your perspective. The world then becomes different to you when in fact you are different. Why? Because your own ego gets in the way. Everyone wants to feel special. Everyone wants to have faith in others. Everyone wants to believe in fairytales, happy endings and have all bad interactions with others explained. It is easier to sit in denial with your delusions and pray God will intervene, not realizing he has. He gave you commonsense and intuition, but you didn’t like how it made you feel. This is what true mental illness really is: Following your gut instinct through hell because you want to prove you are right, either to yourself or others. You sacrifice choosing to do right, in order to avoid pain. However, you don’t realize that you have been in pain for a really long time and believed this was how happiness felt. "
" Even though I walk through fire
Even if I lose my way
I’m carried in the arms of grace
That won’t let go "
" Find the things that stir your affections for Christ and saturate your life in them. Find the things that rob you of that affection and walk away from them. "
" The best project you’ll ever work on is you. "
" I still get very high and very low in life. Daily. But I’ve finally accepted the fact that sensitive is just how I was made, that I don’t have to hide it and I don’t have to fix it. I’m not broken. "
" When you’re in an ill mood, learn to pass it off as simply that: an unavoidable human condition that will pass with time, if you leave it alone. A low mood is not the time to analyze your life. To do so is emotional suicide. If you have a legitimate problem, it will still be there when your state of mind improves. The trick is to be grateful for our good moods and graceful in our low moods - not taking them too seriously. The next time you feel low, for whatever reason, remind yourself ‘This too shall pass’. It will. "
" Once a man was asked, “what did you gain by regularly praying to God?” The man replied, “Nothing…but let me tell you what I lost: anger, ego, greed, depression, insecurity, and fear of death.” Sometimes the answer to our prayers is not gaining but losing; which ultimately is the gain. "
" Truthfully I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. "
" God restores everything. When I submit the broken pieces of my life to Him, He restores me to a beauty far more than what I prayed for. "
" You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously. "
" Some days you just have to say ‘fuck it, I did what I could today’ and just let go of all the stuff you wanted to do. Life is too short to be angry with yourself for being human. "
" Lord, let me fail a thousand times if that’s Your means to make me stronger. "
" Why would God desert you, after giving His Son as a ransom to free you? Your future is secure. No matter how it looks, no matter how it feels, it is certain. And it’s good. "
" God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. "
" I have one reason why you should walk away from that temptation right now. One reason: God. Is. Better. "
" So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it. "
" To us, waiting is wasting. To God, waiting is working. "
" I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. "
" Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body. "
" We often want it so badly that we ruin it before it begins. Overthinking. Fantasizing. Imagining. Expecting. Worrying. Doubting. Just let it naturally evolve. "
" You’ve got to love yourself with all your shortcomings, and you’ve got to love the world no matter how bad it gets. "
" The Christian life isn’t a one-shot deal and then “it’s over.” It’s not all done in a day. It’s full of setbacks and head-shaking disbelief at yourself. That’s okay. That’s part of it. The journey is painted in steps, and though we cannot see the mosaic all at once, we must trust the God who holds the brush and makes us into something new, line by swirling line. "
" For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness. "
" I don’t believe there is one great thing I was made to do in this world. I believe there is one great God I was made to glorify. And there will be many ways, even a million little ways, I will declare his glory with my life. "
" May we make choices every day that move us toward the God who alone can deepen the passion and conviction of his calling on our lives, the God who alone can sustain us; our God who will cleanse us from broken-hearted fear and despair; our God who, when we simply ask, will surely make us people who are marked and moved by great hope, courage and, above all, love. "
" Isaiah 26:3 is true. When you trust God to be good and do good, you don’t have to fear. When you know His love has already worked out your future, you can face the struggles with peace. This all begins with learning His character, which is revealed most clearly in the Word. I can attest to a definite correlation in my hopefulness and the amount of time I spend reading His words to us. When I see how flawless His track record is, it helps me trust Him. "
" You are beautiful because you let yourself feel, and that is a brave thing indeed. "
" When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. "
"Christ says “Give me All. I don’t want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want You. I have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it.
No half-measures are any good. I don’t want to cut off a branch here and a branch there, I want to have the whole tree down. I don’t want to drill the tooth, or crown it, or stop it, but to have it out.
Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked—the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you Myself: my own will shall become yours."
" But it was Jesus who taught me there was nothing I could really lose if I had Him. "
" God is a God of clarity and not confusion. The devil is the author of confusion. Whenever you are confused, seek God’s counsel because He can clarify things for you. Things become clear when you see through God’s eyes. "
" Never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are. "
"You are drowning yourself by overthinking everything. The next time you find yourself overthinking or beating yourself over something, picture something simple and put no thought into it. Look at the trees moving in the wind or take a moment to look at how beautiful this world is. This world is too beautiful for you to waste your time in unnecessary thoughts that are just drowning you."
" When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future. "
" Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive. "
"Be authentic in the way you live life, talk to those who hurt you. Engage in honesty and love, open up and ask those in your life why they are distant. Life is short, it gets muddied by lies and fear.
Be courageous enough to reach out to others, seek forgiveness and redemption in your community. We have been given an opportunity each day to love those around us, all it takes is one step.
Healing starts with communication, communication comes with humility, and humility only comes when we are willing to lay down our lives for others.
Love right now, not tomorrow or the next day, love in this moment and watch it become something beautiful."
" be softer with you.
you are a breathing thing.
a memory to someone.
a home to a life. "
" There are two ways to get enough: one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less. "
" Build your own life. Fill it with things you love. Revel in your freedom; try to really savor it. From that distance, at some point, you’ll look back at this and be astonished at how small it seems compared to your new world. "
" “It is finished.” May those words land on your bones for the nights when fear tells you the cross was a beginning & you must finish grace. "
" Do not allow yourself to be controlled by three things in life 1) people, 2) money and 3) Past experiences "
" Healing is when you become something else, something better, and not something you were before. "
" So far you’ve survived 100% of your worst days.
You’re doing great. "
" The hardest battle you will ever have to fight is between who you are now and who you want to be. "
" 1. Drink water
2. Take a break from social media
3. Think of 3 things you’re grateful for
4. Love yourself
5. Read a book
6. Practice self forgiveness
7. Write down your goals
8. Be honest with yourself
9. Don’t hesitate to tell someone how you feel
10. Take a nap "
" You must become unshakable in the belief that you are worthy of a big life. "