“Stop talking about love. Every asshole in the world says he loves somebody. It means nothing. It still doesn’t mean anything. What you feel only matters to you. It’s what you do to the people you say you love; that’s what matters. It’s the only thing that counts.”—Stephen, The Last Kiss (via pinmywings)
“My love was a privilege that you abused. I have withdrawn that privilege. You are out of my heart. I wish you nothing but unending guilt.”—Vivi, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (via pinmywings)
1. Smile. It may have to be forced at first but you will experience the happiness even a forced smile will bring eventually. It’s difficult for one to stay stressed and moody with a smile on, even if it’s painted on. Start off the day with a huge smile, regardless of the circumstances. Soon the forced smile will become a natural smile and you’ll begin feeling a tingly sensation of happiness start to arise. Not only does smiling boost your mood and confidence, it can help others cheer up as well.
2. Help Someone. Helping someone gives a sense of purpose and pride; the donor may feel a greater sense of happiness than the receiver. Even the littlest things can be of a great benefit to others, maybe just a wave or smile as they walk by to help brighten their day.
3. Meditate. Meditating can help you relieve stress and feel more at peace with the world. People who meditate daily have been reported to be happier and more confident in their ventures than people who don’t. When meditating, make sure the surrounding area has no distractions in order for you to harness the full power of meditation. Any stress, worries, and angers will be a thing of the past after mediation.
4. Be Grateful For What You Have. This of all the things in your life that you have taken for granted for so many years that would be a miracle to other more unfortunate people in this world. For starters, how about having the technology to be able to read this article? Maybe write down all the tings you feel have always neglected but should feel grateful for? Once your done, it will occur to you that your life is already so wonderful, any little unfortunate events that may happen will seem so insignificant, giving you more time to enjoy life
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t to forget make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”—Neil Gaiman (via rememo) (via happythings)
“All stories, even the ones we love, must eventually come to an end and when they do, it’s only an opportunity for another story to begin.”—Eric Applebaum, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (via pinmywings)
“Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature. Be better than anyone here. And don’t give a damn what anyone thinks. There are no teams here. No buddies. You’re on your own. Be on your own.”—Grey’s Anatomy (via pinmywings)
“I learned that getting mad was easier than being sad. Anger was something I could control. I could settle into an easy rhythm of blame and hate. Focus energy on something other than the ache in my heart.”—Emily Giffin, Baby Proof (via pinmywings)
“Beware of the word friend. It can often be used by men or the women that love them to excuse the most unfriendly behaviour. Personally, when I’m picking friends, I like the ones who don’t make me cry myself to sleep.”—He’s Just Not That Into You (via pinmywings)
I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you’re always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you’re not around, and the fact that you didn’t call. But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.
“The saddest kind of sad is the sad that tries not to be sad. You know, when sad tries to bite its lip and not cry and smile and go, “No, I’m happy for you”? That’s when it’s really sad.”—John Mayer (via pinmywings)
“I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won’t tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn’t change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have.”—The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (via pinmywings)
“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”—Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper (via pinmywings)
“I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to respect my feelings, even if I respect theirs. Being a good person doesn’t guarantee that others will be good people, too. You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person. As for others, you can only choose to accept them or walk away.”—(via pinmywings)
“When you start to know someone, all their physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in their energy, recognize the scent of their skin. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That’s why you can’t fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and your body but not your heart. And that’s why, when you really connect with a person’s inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant.”—Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies (via pinmywings)
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”—Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Road To Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey (via pinmywings)
“In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you; the right person will still think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.”—Mac MacGuff, Juno (via pinmywings)
“The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized — and never knowing.”—David Viscott (via pinmywings)
“It doesn’t matter how tough we are — trauma always leaves a scar. It follows us home, it changes our lives. Trauma messes everybody up, but maybe that’s the point. All the pain and the fear and the crap; maybe going through all that is what keeps us moving forward. It’s what pushes us. Maybe we have to get a little messed up before we can step up.”—Alex Karev, Grey’s Anatomy (via pinmywings)
“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analysing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened — or you could leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.”—Tupac Shakur (via pinmywings)
“Some things are true no matter how hard you might try to block them out, and a lie is always a lie, no matter how prettily told. Some doors, once they’re opened, can never be closed again, just as some trust, once it’s been lost, can never be won back.”—Alice Hoffman, Blue Diary (via pinmywings)
“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.”—E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web (via pinmywings)
“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of either merit or sense.”—Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (via pinmywings)
“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect — you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break — her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyse and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”
“A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.”—Charles Kingsley (via pinmywings)