“Maybe that’s what it all comes down to. Love, not as a surge of passion, but as a choice to commit to something, someone, no matter what obstacles or temptations stand in the way. And maybe making that choice, again and again, day in and day out, year after year, says more about love than never having a choice to make at all.”—Emily Giffin, Love the One You’re With (via thresca) (via lovebot) (via kari-shma) (via jessicachu)
“I feel really cool right now. I was out all night. Had some good convos. Talked about life, made some new friends. Shit like that. Feel inspired. Feel like I can achieve my dreams and feel closer 2 knowing what those dreams are. Excited. Excited about the future. Excited about us. I once read in a book that you only have one life to live. Every day, I find out that those words are truer than you could even imagine.”—
“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold on to him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”—Bob Marley (via kyliedear) (via lifeisprettywoman) (via americanlove) (via lyriquediscorde) (via bebelestrange) (via jessicachu)
“But who can say what’s best? That’s why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.”—Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood) (via thresca) (via inwaves)
“But what is the good of friendship if one cannot say exactly what one means? Anybody can say charming things and try to please and to flatter, but a true friend always says unpleasant things, and does not mind giving pain. Indeed, if he is a really true friend he prefers it, for he knows that then he is doing good.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson (via reluctantbuddha) (via quote-book) (via belagen) (via outandabout) (via myhearteatsbeats) (via pretty-bird)
“Is it bad that when a guy tells me everything I want to hear I’m laughing inside because it’s so hard for me to believe a word they are saying? Words are really just words which is why 99% of the time we say something we don’t mean.”—Caitlin Keating (via jessicachu)
Decide to fall in love with the world & it will swoop you up in its arms & smother you with kisses. You will get all your joy & excitement back a million times over. This is real, this is how it works. Even when you feel hard & cold & angry, you have more love to give away than you could ever believe possible. It is infinite like galaxies. Just give it away. Imagine cartoon hearts in hot pink & vivid red floating out of your chest & popping over the heads of everyone, showering them with hope & blessings & encouragement, & your life will begin to change. It will become this sparkling carousel of magic & wonder.
“Dear Best Friend,
Amidst the sadness I feel about you getting into Miami because it would be heartbreaking to not have my best friend just a phone call away, I am truly happy for you that you are making things happen for yourself and taking the initiative for not letting life pass you by. We’ve come along way since our days at good ole’ HHS, and you deserve every good thing that comes your way! I know you will make the right decision for your future, and I am so excited for you to see what your next journey will be. Congrats on the acceptance, I’m sure it’s only the first among many of great accomplishments to come for you!
your very best fwwwiend!!!!!!”—favorite email of the year recipient Amanda Hogan. Thanks manddddy cane! xoxo
“I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.”—The Alchemist