"one thing i don’t need is any more apologies i got sorry greetin me at my front door you can keep yours i don’t know what to do wit em they don’t open doors or bring the sun back they don’t make me happy or get a mornin paper didn’t nobody stop usin my tears to wash cars cuz a sorry … i let sorry/didn’t meanta/& how could i know about that take a walk down a dark & musty street in brooklyn i’m gonna do exactly what i want to & i won’t be sorry for none of it letta sorry soothe your soul/i’m gonna soothe mine.”
— ntzoke shange, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Let your mind be known, heard and seen. Your thoughts are real as it could be
“We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most. People try to bottle up their emotions, as if it’s somehow wrong to have natural reactions to life.” ― Colleen Hoover, Maybe Someday
"Hello, lovely person. I honestly admire you, your manner of thought, how proud you are of being a human being, everything. Your blog feels like a breath of fresh air, really. If you ever feel like talking, I’ll be here :)"
Simple blessings and hidden treasures. That’s what I call random acts of kindness. As they say: “Life holds so many simple blessings, each day bringing its own individual wonder.”
"If i am very/overly expressive again it is because i have fallen more for you than i ever was/have before.
somewhere between the few sporadic moments of pure bliss, the many many times when we felt out at sea adrift i found my reason of why.
why do i dote again? why do i love you? why did we hold on through it all?
it was all hope and promise. But its now coming to fruition, i look at you now and i smile.
i smile because she is no longer on a pedestal. no…an object on a pedestal is static and doesn’t move. she is my goddess walking with me by my side.
i smile because i am not shy or afraid or holding back from holding onto her in public, from kissing her and holding her hands wherever we are.
i smile because i am at peace with the fact that she is bad with time management and she often times is/will be late for things because she has an unyielding compulsion to get everything just right in her own eyes before setting off.
i smile because finally we understand each other and are moving together as one.
i smile because i am aware of my shortcomings as she is too and we are both working on them and acknowledging them as they come up.
i smile because finally! we can say ‘okay, we will fight like hell at times, but we are in love with each other and it is getting brighter and more wonderful every moment.’
i smile because we both had our own ideals about what the person who we would marry would be, we both have our glaring shortcomings in that department but in-spite of those, we are ever more committed to each other, to not just making our relationship work but really to live the life that we have dreamed about.”
Osmal Wood, His Love Notes to Eleanor 10th September, 2014
I’m from a beautiful island in the Caribbean called St. Vincent and the Grenadines, but currently back and forth between my homeland and the country I have been living in for the past 8+ years, Taiwan.
11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
“Often misconstrued, authenticity is not about being an open book, revealing every detail of yourself without rhyme or reason. It is simply the act of openly and courageously seeing what needs to be seen, saying what needs to be said, doing what needs to be done, and becoming that which you are intent on being.”—Scott Edmund Miller
9-10 Be certain about what you believe and consistent in what you say. Don’t try to please everyone or agree with everything people say.[a]11 Always be ready to listen, but take your time in answering. 12 Answer only if you know what to say, and if you don’t know what to say, keep quiet. 13 Speaking can bring you either honor or disgrace; what you say can ruin you.
The purpose for thanking someone is to express our felt sense of appreciation and gratitude. We don’t take for granted what others do for us. We acknowledge that their offering took time, effort, or an awareness of our needs.
"Appreciate how unique your personal aspirations are. Chances are that what you wish for yourself is very different than what others dream about. You may also find that your ideal future self is well within reach. There may be many characteristics of your current life that you choose to maintain unchanged – the things you appreciate and are grateful for, and other things that are easily attainable."
I wanted the past to go away, I wanted
to leave it, like another country; I wanted
my life to close, and open
like a hinge, like a wing, like the part of the song
where it falls
down over the rocks: an explosion, a discovery;
to hurry into the work of my life; I wanted to know,
22 There is no excuse for unjustified anger; it can bring about your downfall. 23 Wait and be patient, and later you will be glad you did. 24 Keep quiet until the right time to speak, and you will gain a reputation for good sense.
“My idea of good company…is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.’ 'You are mistaken,' said he gently, 'that is not good company, that is the best.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion
“No matter how hard you try, there are times when things just don’t go as planned. And, it’s not because you are doing something wrong. It is because the thing you are after is not designed for you. It is not a part of your destiny.” ― Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“Emotions come and go and can’t be controlled so there’s no reason to worry about them. That in the end, people should be judged by their actions since in the end it was actions that defined everyone.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song
“In my mind, I can see the greatest story have yet to be told. In thy mind, only I can feel, and understand. In thy mind, only I can see the real her, and within her, despite her dark skies, and grey clouds, her heart blooms like the grandest, most beautiful sun flower anyone can imagine. In thy mind, I see you.” - Eleanor
“She tastes like nectar and salt. Nectar and salt and apples. Pollen and stars and hinges. She tastes like fairy tales. Swan maiden at midnight. Cream on the tip of a fox’s tongue. She tastes like hope.”—Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone (via creatingaquietmind)