even in the darkest of times

This is for the people just like me:

It’s okay if you feel alone in your own head, because I do. Sometimes thinking about who I am makes me want to die but if I go somewhere else I can be whoever I want to be and start new. I know what it’s like to not be able to breathe when you’re in an open field or clear your head when there’s nothing even causing you to think. I understand how frustrating it can be to try to grasp your hands around the slightest bit of emotions towards other people, but you’re not the only one. I get you have so much to love to give but you can’t even dig it up out of the darkest corners of your heart because you’ve been hurt so many times that you unconsciously hid it to protect yourself. It’s hard…. I know…. You find it hard to fight… But this darkness that’s devouring your sunlight will pass. You just need to tread on so you don’t go under, and hope the currant will lead you to shore.

reminder that life can hurt and feel hollow and strange and scary but then there are also times when life is soft and sweet and everything you’ve ever wanted and you are hanging out the window of a car with the people you love singing in the backseat and the wind in your face and you are staring at the night sky catching constellations on your tongue like snowflakes and those moments are so beautiful and even in your darkest times, you always have moments like that to look forward to

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Dang, you know what we should do?

This Halloween, or any day in October we can all log in, we should trick or treat in Minecraft. We should decorate our houses, hide chests with ‘treats’ inside them from people to find,  Maybe set up a few (good natured) tricks around like, a trapped zombie somewhere (or some RickRolling :P ) and dress up in some 2spooky skins.

And also maybe find a way for Fresh to mod the realm so it’s always night time. (And if we’re feeling really brave, maybe set the lighting on the darkest level and the highest for monster spawns) To make things easier, I think there’s even a Halloween mod out there, but I’m not sure if it works on multiplayer mode.

In fact, we should set something up for Thanksgiving and Christmas too~ But one holiday at a time. ;)

There is fullness in living by the Spirit you won’t find chasing other desires. There is true peace and joy in finding rest for your heart in your Creator. There is healing in drawing close to His heartbeat and crying tears during moments only He sees. There is comfort for that ache in your chest in exposing pain inside you that only He knows how deeply you feel. There is wisdom in sitting at His feet, just to learn, listen, just to hear His voice speak and lead you.

There is sweetness in His presence always.

remember with the signs

Aries: you have no idea how much we miss you when you’re gone. your presence brightens everyone’s day. i can’t believe it’s been so long. remember to reach out to those you miss because i guarantee they miss you too.

Taurus: being close to you is like wrapping yourself in a cozy blanket. every single time you laugh a little part of me falls in love with you even more& i know i’m not the only one who feels this way. remember you are loved, even in the darkest times.

Gemini: your smile is beautiful but don’t be afraid to show your sadness too. don’t forget that you don’t need to go through any thing alone. remember to stay strong

Cancer: keep following your dreams. don’t let a challenge discourage you. you will only regret the chances you didn’t take. fight for what you want and remember to keep your head up.

Leo: everything is changing and i know it seems scary. new adventures and exciting experiences await. take those risks. remember no matter where you go, you always have a home.

Virgo: it is okay that you don’t feel comfortable in your own body i know it’s difficult and i know telling you how beautiful you are isn’t going to suddenly make you see it. but you are flawless inside and out. remember that you are wonderful.

Libra: people are going to be so mean. there are bullies out there and as much as i want to protect you from them i can’t. all i can do is tell you that you are perfect& if they try and hurt you stay true to who you are. they are pathetic. remember that their words can’t get to you unless you let them

Scorpio: you have gone through and overcome so much. you are strong. you deserve love and respect. you deserve happiness. don’t ever settle for less. remember that you don’t have to be nice to people who hurt you.

Sagittarius: if you are unhappy leave. life is so short, too short to suffer through, to get by. you need to do what makes you happy. remember that you have the power and only you can control your life

Capricorn: things are scary right now. nothing is ever stable. they never will be. but don’t let that stop you. take the opportunities you get because you never know if they will come around again. remember that it’s never too late to start again

Aquarius: someday you are going to be so happy. i know that seems like such bullshit right now but it’s true. you are going to reach a point in your life where you are going to wonder why you thought it wasn’t worth it anymore. don’t be afraid to sdo what’s best for yourself. remember that it’s coming and for the mean time if you aren’t happy, you can always change.

Pisces: when there’s so much going on its hard to remember to take some time to just be alone and rest. mediate, drink some tea, or read a book. remember that you have an obligation to your mental health, take care of yourself.

Hey darlin’, it’s time for a photo challenge!

In correspondence with the TDM readalong being hosted by buttermybooks and myself, we will also be doing a photo challenge. Which means even if you can’t read the books with us, you can still join in on the fun! 

What you need to know:

The photo challenge will start on September 3rd along with the readalong and will run for 31 days. Most of the prompts are connected to TDM themes, but that doesn’t mean you have to only take pictures of the TDM books. You can use any books that you have for this challenge! Variation is appreciated! 

Please use the tags #readTDM and #buttermystories so that we can see/like/reblog your photos! The posts from those tags will be used to determine our giveaway winner at the end of the readalong. So the more you post, the greater your chances. 

If you have questions about any of the prompts, message buttermybooks or books-wrote-my-story OFF of anon so that we may answer your question.
Feel free to post your photos on instagram and twitter as well! If you use the tags we mentioned, we will see them!