“You take the bad with the good. Rise up through it. Live in the midst of it. It’s the bad that lets you know how good the good really is. Don’t let the bad leave you thinking like there ain’t no good. There is, and lots of it, too.”—Charles Martin (via gettingahealthybody)
“I sit before flowers
hoping they will train me in the art of opening up.
I stand on mountain tops believing that avalanches will teach me to let go.
I know nothing,
but I am here to learn.”—Shane Koyczan (via veganlove)
“We assume others show love the same way we do — and if they don’t, we worry it’s not there.”—Everyone has their own love language. That’s one of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned. (via stay-ocean-minded)
“When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.”—Joel Osteen (via eroseca)
I just had a grown man tell me to “go make me a sandwich” as I was doing his pourover
I told him I didn’t understand what he meant because we’re a coffee shop, and he was like “oh it’s a joke” and I said I “didn’t get it” and he went “it’s funny because you’re a woman working in a kitchen”
And I just stared at him until he got how stupid he sounded
let them feel their ignorance burn into their souls
“Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just “pretty.””—Things I Wish My Mother Had Taught Me (via nonelikejesus)