“Sad people have the gift of time, while the world dizzies everyone else; they remain stagnant, their bodies refusing to follow pace with the universe. With these kind of people everything aches for too long, everything moves without rush, wounds are always wet.”—Warsan Shire (via fallingfeelsalotlike-flying)
Happiness — it’s what we all strive to find and keep, even when it’s as elusive as ever. Nobody is happy all the time, but some people are definitely more fulfilled than others. Studies reveal that happiness has little to do with material goods or high achievement; it boils…
Before I had Sophia I was constantly moving. It started when I was younger. Since my parents were seperated, I was either living with my mom or my dad. And between the two of them, they each would move 1-2 times a year. So you can imagine, I was constantly in a new place, making new friends. That made it really hard growing up because I was always forced into making new relationships. So I never really got super close with anyone because I knew that their friendship was only temporary.
Growing up in an abusive home was literally the hardest thing to go through. Watching my mom fight with her boyfriends constantly and my father fight with his girlfriends, too. I just can’t explain how hard it was to see those types of things happen. My mom was really into her boyfriends, I don’t think she realized back then that how her doing that would affect me. I always felt like I was just irritating to my parents, like I was just taking up space in their lifes. I always feel that way now, in my present relationships. I feel like when I’m around someone, anything I do, I feel like it’s bugging or annoying them. I also think there is a huge part of me that is co-dependent because I really am looking for the love that my parents didn’t give me.
1. Write letters to the people you love. Don’t seal them; don’t send them. Instead, stick them between the pages of library books.
2. Eat raspberries off your fingertips.
3. Venture outside and observe natural life. Watch a honey bee suck the nectar from lavender plants. Watch a snail slowly make its way towards the shade of a tree. Watch a hummingbird innocently fly above your head. Realize how insignificant you are.
4. Smile at strangers; say hello. It will improve their day and your own.
5. Write lists. They can be about anything.
6. Read several pages of the dictionary. Learn new words. Write down the ones you wish to remember.
7. Never feel compelled to apologize when you don’t feel sorry. It’s okay that you’re honest. It’s okay that you have a different opinion from someone else.
8. Read books and watch movies from your childhood. A healthy dose of nostalgia is okay. Immerse yourself in your past innocence.
9. Walk to a park and get on a swing. Go as high as you can; feel limitless. The world is yours.
10. Eat if you’re hungry. Food is not the enemy. You are a human and need food to survive. You deserve to eat. Put those raspberries on your fingers and sprinkle sugar on your tongue. Taste the summer breeze and sweet aroma of jasmine flowers.
11. Don’t marinate in your sadness. You are not a steak. You are a person; you’re irreplaceable. Open yourself up to contentment. Bathe in the rivers of Glee. Go for hikes with Satisfaction. Sleep in a warm cocoon of blankets with Bliss. Let endless happiness overcome your hopeless sadness. You deserve to be happy. If life is a game and you are the referee, be biased for once and let happiness win.
”—When You’re Sad by thewastedgeneration (don’t delete)
“It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.”—Nicholas Sparks (via sundaylatte)