As the years go by, you’ll feel like you are changing, when you’re actually just becoming closer and closer to your true self.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Don’t ever underestimate the power of positive thinking. Even the smallest spark can light the biggest fires.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

The pain that you feel today will make you a stronger person tomorrow. And if life seems to be caving in the more you try to hold it up, trust that the universe is there to support you. Because it is. So stop, breathe, and allow things to unfold as they’re meant to, all in perfect timing. One can only try their best with things that they’re called to do, although leave the rest. It will all sort itself out.

You will not always be the smartest person in the room, and you will not always be the strongest or the funniest or the most talented. But you can always be brave and you can always be kind, and these are the things you should be every minute of every day for the rest of your life. Because yes, those other things, they’re great things. But these things are better.
Life can be brutal.  Extremely brutal.  It can tear you down wall from wall without even giving you notice.  It can make you feel like giving up before you can even think twice.  
But none of that matters. Do you know why? Because you are braver than the storm, stronger than lightning, and swifter than the fire.  
You are invincible.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

and then I decided to be brave and actually post fan art. 

This happened because I love the idea of Sherlock so full of compassion and emotion and beauty he can’t contain it, so all of it is hidden away. It is a piece of him that he won’t allow to come out, but it colors everything he does.