I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
"We’re living in an era where capturing moments using our phones is more important than actually living these moments with whoever is beside us."
christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”
My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planned, and that’s okay.
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.
افتح فمك فقط إن كان ما ستقوله أجمل من الصمت
Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence.
He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.
It is terribly rude to tell people that their troubles are boring.
Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book (via heresay)
Years ago, death was considered a natural part of life and most people died at home, surrounded by families. Today, most people die in hospitals and death is commonly regarded as a medical failure rather than a natural event.
Emergency Nursing made Incredibly Easy (2007) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (via traumabarbie)
This is what I have been trying to say!
You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise.