There are times when I feel on top of the world. Times when nothing can bring me down and my heart is singing with eagerness for whatever is to come my way.
There are also times when I feel like I’m being crushed by the world. Times where I’m not sure I’ll ever find a place to belong. Times when I don’t know if I can emotionally take it anymore.
But I do. And then I swing back around to the top of the world. I don’t know how, but I keep doing it.
Bad feelings aren’t forever, and neither are good feelings. Nothing is forever.
And I feel like absolute shit after last night. So I’m going to just curl up and comfort myself. It’s better that I’m alone anyway.
I hate when people mention someone in their life by their name without providing me with any context about who this person is.
“So Dylan and I went to yoga class yesterday — ”
Hold it right there. Who the fuck is Dylan. Your boyfriend? Your arch nemesis? Your brother? Your pet sea monkey? Your therapist? Your favourite fictional character? Are you on a first-name basis with your dad? Last-name basis with Bob? WHO THE FUCK IS DYLAN.
“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 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.”—Jonathan Carroll (via sassafranski)
“Suddenly you’re 21 and you’re screaming along in the car to all the songs you listened to when you were sad in middle school and everything is different but everything is good.”—(via sinking-with-society)
“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”—Thomas Moore (via henretta84)