“I am a pile of ideas, a pile of dreams, a pile of plans, a pile of doubts, and so many other things. I am a pile of piles and it is so overwhelming. Should I get rid of some piles? Should I climb them? Or should I just give up and hide inside them?”—Bshayer F.R. (via wnq-writers)
Do you ever have that moment when a kid is looking at you and you realize that they’re looking at you as a grown up? Then its like no child im a children too, dont. Im sorry my outward appearance confuses you.
“Growth is not a steady, forward, upward progression. It is indeed a switchback trail: three steps forward, two back, one around the bushes, and a few simply standing, before another forward leap.”—Dorothy Corkville Briggs (via bourbonandpearls)
“I want to know the depth of the forest between your shoulder blades and the rolling hills of strength between your lungs. I want your light, but I can handle your rain because I don’t expect you to always shine. I’ve made my bed in the shade that you’ve always called your shadows. The weather has never scared me and neither have you. I’ve tasted fog, felt the rays, I love both, and so I love you.”—LB, A Few Things About Love (via yesdarlingido)
“Get excited about the little things. About wearing a new outfit for the first time. About Sunday brunches with your best friends. About the new cute guy in your class. About finding an extra dollar in your pocket. About anything that even remotely makes you happy because as you grow up, passions fade and enthusiasm gets mistaken for foolishness. So don’t let the grey world stop you from shining.”—note to self (via cexjay)
“When you hear something you either don’t understand or agree with and you feel a judgmental attitude sprouting, dig it up. Don’t let it take root because it will grow weeds that kill your opportunity to learn and love the people around you, it will grow vines that suffocate any chance of compassion growing for one another, and eventually, if you let it take root and grow, it will construct a barricade that closes you into the lonely solidarity of self-righteousness.”—LB, The Guts & Glory of Grace (via yesdarlingido)
“Being in healthy relationships means choosing to invest your time in people who nourish your heart and mind. Commitment, then, is only healthy when what you’re committed to is committed to your well-being.”—LB, A Few Things About Love (via yesdarlingido)
i am a walking contradiction, my characteristics so jumbled up. am i outgoing or shy. compassionate or cold. in every situation, i become different and i get confused and i get angry and i ask why. there are too many question marks and my faith shakes. perhaps i am both and changing and growing and in all this pain, i know the deep waters of joy can come and i will find them and i will find them and i will understand my heart one day.