My dad recently told me, “There are many people who will put you down. Don’t be one of them.”

And that sticks with me every single day.

  • mom: don't eat the cookies yet, they just came out of the oven and are too hot
  • me: fire cannot kill a dragon

Oh yeaaahhh how my sisters love him so much

Behind my carefully buttoned collar is my nakedness, the struggle to find clean clothes, food, meaning, and money. Behind sex is rage, behind anger is love, behind this moment is silence, years of silence.
Dorothy Allison (via kushandwizdom)

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(via quotelounge)
You don’t drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there.
Zig Ziglar (via natashakills)

(Source: thingsandschemes)

I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings.
note to self  (via bl-ossomed)

(Source: c0ntemplations)

There are very, very few places where we have the freedom to fall on our face without fear. Most of us are just trying not to screw up, barely hanging onto the artificial composure of our false paper-confidence.

The best kind of community, I’d imagine, is the one that sort of allows you to laugh at yourself for being so dang weird, where you’re a little free to be a little loopy, and if you have to screw up, they first point fingers at themselves. We could take our time with each other, and we could disagree, and we could handle rebuke with grace, and we could rebuke graciously.

In that sort of place, we wouldn’t be so scared and stiff and twitchy, because you feel like the God-created you has been the real you all along, buried under layers of socially-driven anxieties that never worked anyway.