Self-Growth

Be Present. Make love. Make tea. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant, water it. Make your bed. Make someone else’s bed. Have a smart mouth, and quick wit. Run. Make art. Create. Swim in the ocean. Swim in the rain. Take chances. Ask questions. Make mistakes. Learn. Know your worth. Love fiercely. Forgive quickly. Let go of what doesn’t make you happy. Grow.
—  unknown
When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick: every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once. -Milarepa

You are meant to fight. When you are sick, your body fights for its right to function. When you hold your breath, your body fights for its right to breathe. There are billions of tiny events—from the surface of your skin, down to the very cells of your body—that have to happen in order for you to be simply sitting here today. If your most minuscule parts haven’t given up yet,

Why should you?

—  Unknown

1; You are not always right.

2; You are not always wrong.

3; You are young and you will make many mistakes.

4; People don’t care as much as you think or they are too busy worrying about themselves and how they act/look so stop overthinking, stop worrying so much. You’re beautiful. You’re amazing.

5; Walk away if it no longer makes you happy or helps you grow.

6; You don’t have to stay. If you want to go, for many reasons or for no reason at all, then go. Life is a journey.

7; If they don’t text you good morning or goodnight, then take the initiative. Tell them good morning. Tell them goodnight. Let them know you think about them.

8; “do no harm, but take no shit.” Everyone should know this quote.

9; Sometimes you will not receive the closure you want. Sometimes the door will just slam shut. Most of the time it will be very unsatisfying. But you have to keep going. Better to walk through an open door rather than pick at a lock.

10; The past is behind you. Your eyes look forward. Read this over a couple more times.

—  Friendly reminders for anyone and everyone