“Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You’re a perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that. Unconditional self acceptance is the core of a peaceful mind.”

– St. Frances de Sales (1567-1622)

ethareal:

frozen flowers

ethareal:

frozen flowers

“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini (via seabois)

“I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.”

– Leif Enger, Peace Like a River  (via chardonette)

“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.”

– Edmund Lee (via seabois)

“And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, “Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you.””

– Ian Thomas, I Wrote This For You (via seabois)

“Don’t ask for guarantees. And don’t look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore.”

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (via seabois)

“One of the most amazing things that can happen is finding someone who sees everything you are and won’t let you be anything less. They see the potential of you. They see endless possibilities. And through their eyes, you start to see yourself the same way as someone who matters. As someone who can make a difference in the world.”

So Much Closer, Susan Colasanti (via seabois)

“It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.”

Bittersweet, Shauna Niequist (via seabois)

“You be you and I’ll be me, today and today and today, and let’s trust the future to tommorrow. Let the stars keep track of us. Let us ride our own orbits and trust that they will meet.”

Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (via seabois)

sinkling:

notebooks by tiny happy on Flickr.

sinkling:

notebooks by tiny happy on Flickr.

“Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.”

– Alice Koller (via seabois)

“Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of it’s constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.”

– Edgar Allan Poe (via seabois)

“This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chboksy (via seabois)