always love

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.

The only people up at 3 am are in love, lonely, drunk, or all three.
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First they’ll make your heart skip beats and then they’ll make your insides ache until you forget the difference between love and hate

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I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today.
— Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps (Charlotte Eriksson)

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If you saw her in these moments, you might think she was collecting her thoughts in order to go forward. But I see it another way: Her mind is being overwhelmed by two processes that must simultaneously proceed at full steam. One is to deal with and live in the present world. The other is to re-experience and mourn something that happened long ago. It is as though her lightness pulls her toward heaven, but the extra gravity around her keeps her earthbound.
 Steve Martin, The Pleasure of My Company (via a-thousand-words)

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We must learn and then teach our children that niceness does not equal goodness. Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait. People seeking to control others almost always present the image of a nice person in the beginning.
— Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence (via swimmingelephantsofborneo)

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