Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
100HappyDays, Day #73:
the long day at school was finally over by the time i was taking this selfie and heading home.
Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey.
100HappyDays, Day #72;
it was my mother’s birthday, so i cooked!
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
100HappyDays, Day #71:
"if the stars were mine, i’d give them all to you"
it was a beautiful night.
You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success - none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.
100HappyDays, Day #70:
spending some time with my baby brother.
Speak to the people kindly.
It’s the maybes that will kill you.
I’m sorry I don’t talk, I know you would listen, but I’m tired, and there’s an emptiness that burns me to the bone, and a voice in me you could never hear with words.
How long they choose to love you will never be your decision.
By Carol Rossetti (originally in color, I hope she forgives me!)
And just like that I decided I need to let myself love you. The tide doesn’t tip toe around the shore. It crashes. Helplessly and uncontrollably.
100HappyDays, Day #69:
I almost skipped morning today.