“If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.”—My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via hrive-ithiliel)
“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.”—Rachel Naomi Remen (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
“It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly because we don’t really see ourselves. We don’t watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chests rising and falling with our own rhythm. We don’t see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. You don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when you’re laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly yourself.”—Daily Relatable Love Quotes (via lovequotebook)
Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely,
and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next.
We can choose to be afraid of it, to stand there trembling not moving, assuming the worst that can happen
we step forward into the unknown
and assume it will be brilliant.
”—Christina Yang, Grey’s Anatomy 10x24 (Fear of the Unknown)
we step forward into the unknown and assume it will be brilliant.”