Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul.
― Joanne Harris (via a-thousand-words)
When you meet someone who tries their hardest to stick by you regardless of how difficult you are, keep them. Keep them at all costs because finding someone who cares enough to look past your flaws isn’t something that happens every day.
― Midnight Thoughts (I got lucky with you)

(Source: reality-escape-artist)

perfect is boring, human is beautiful

Too many people get lost in the waves of expectations and conformity, the suffocation of trendy and popular. 

Searching for acceptance wherever we can be handed it.
Grabbing for whatever can numb the pain.
Pulling in whoever can fill the void. 

The world overwhelms us. 

But this is not the end.
This is not the way we fall.
We will not drown here, and we are not done here.

Say it with me…

You are of infinite worth.
Comparison is a thief of your worth.
Do not try to be ordinary, or fit in.
You weren’t meant to be ordinary;
you were meant to burn down the earth, 
and paint the sky a new beauty.

You are more.

Don’t let anyone ever simplify you.
You are a fireball, so go ahead and burn.

Perfect is boring. Human is beautiful.

I find myself in constant need of the reminder that I was not created in comparison to others - nor was I created for perfect.
We are each created uniquely and wonderful.
Ordinary can’t touch us. Remember that.

Self reminder: seeking perfection never satisfies. stop pretending to be somebody you’re not just to get something you think you need; don’t shape yourself to the needs and trends of the world.

I am here, grabbing you by the face, looking you in the eyes, and proclaiming to your heart that nothing and no one here will satisfy your soul - nothing until we seek and find and follow the One behind the breath of our being.

He is there, He is pursuing you, and He is your answer. 

Anonymous: Nope I haven't met you in person! I can just tell :p idk it just seems like it even over the Internet. (Not meaning in a mean way)

I’m a complete introvert and shy, but give me fifteen minutes and I probably won’t stop talking, haha…

Anonymous: You seem like you would be really quiet at first when you meet someone.

I feel like you might have met me before…. because this is true.

slowly, softly

Slowly
softly
I fall in love
with the possibility
of subtle beauty -

lost in the show 
a leaf gone falling free
finally learned that 
letting go meant
falling in love 

slowly
softly
every moment learned
to be its own 
worthy beauty