“You must not reduce yourself to a puddle just because the person you like is afraid to swim and you are a fierce sea to them; because there will be someone who was born with love of the waves within their blood, and they will look at you with fear and respect.”—T.B. LaBerge // Things I’m Still Learning at 25 (via tblaberge)
When people say, “I’ve never seen that side of him before” — I want to say, “You have another side too. We all do. You’re just hiding it today.”
It’s ugly to watch someone lash out, blow up, and melt down: but we are all just as capable of the same crimes and cowardice. Please don’t be too hard on others when their worst is exposed, and don’t despise someone whose worst is different than yours. We’re all a little crazy and we all need the same grace.
“Sometimes you just have to be brave. You have to be strong. Sometimes you just can’t give in to weak thoughts. You have to beat down those devils that get inside your head and try to make you panic. You struggle along, putting one foot a little bit ahead of the other.”—James Marsden (via psych-facts)
tell me about how lonely you are or tell me about why you keep waking up in the morning or talk to me about your mum’s eyes and your dad’s laugh. I don’t care about the weather and you don’t care about how my job’s going.
Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
Name the last five winners of the Miss Universe contest.
Name 10 Nobel Prize winners.
Name the last five winners of the Academy Award as best actors or actresses.
How are you going? Bad, right? Hard to remember? Do not worry. None of us remember the best of yesterday.
The applause will go away. The trophies get dusty. The winners are forgotten.
Now do this:
Name three teachers who helped you in your real training.
Name three friends who have helped you in difficult moments.
Think of a few people who made you feel like someone special.
Name five people who transcorres your time.
How are you going? Better, is not it?
People who mark our life are not those with the best credentials, with more money, or the best prizes.
Those who care about us, caring for us, those who, somehow, are on our side.
“The more I try to glorify God with my life the more I realize how much I suck at it. But it shows how much God had to love me to send his only son for me, and that’s pretty cool.”—Beware of Christians (via liaandrea)
there is just so much suffering and sadness and horrible things in the world, so much useless and pointless suffering. please spend your time on this earth making people feel loved. please love one another. reach out to someone who is hurting. appreciate others, and love others. there’s too much useless sadness in this world.
“Don’t you stop. Don’t you dare give up. Not even for a moment. Even through the worst of times you can feel Him. Do not stop yourself. Help is always there. Comfort is always there. Christ is always there. Not ever will He leave. Not once. Not even for a second. Turn to Him. Trust. Listen. Keep going always. And receive the best ever created for you. You can do this. And it will be greater than you ever could have imagined for yourself. And you will look back and be blown away and left speechless with the direction your life has gone in.”—Al Fox (Promised & Committed)