2014 daily

You were happy right then. There were many reasons why you were happy right then but also the understanding that none of those reasons mattered too much, that your happiness wasn’t the sum of them, it was, it simply was.

Happiness wouldn’t always sit there, pose just so with the light just so. You understood. And that was okay. You were okay with that, knowing that would be okay too. You would be okay.

My mother’s favorite saying is ‘Qui se ressemble s'assemble.“ Whenever she didn’t approve of who I was spending time with, she’d say this ominously. It means, essentially, you are whom you surround yourself with.
—  Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay