If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on their face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

—  Roald Dahl, The Twits
For those who need it

Just a reminder: Having a kind heart in a tough, cruel world is a strength and NOT a weakness. It took me a long time to really understand this. Even now I still struggle with it. Please be careful what you say to people. You really never know what’s happening behind the scenes. Recently this has hit pretty close to home for me and I just needed to get this off my chest.

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friendships fail, sometimes for good reasons and sometimes for dumb reasons. youll sometimes miss the memory of the person, and thats okay. just realize what happened was best for you and move on, i promise youll find a better friend. <3

I’ve been through a lot in my life, but if enduring / pushing through (and ultimately overcoming) those hardships has taught me anything, it’s how important it is to focus on the big picture. It’s easy to sweat the small stuff, get caught up in a cycle of negative thinking, and be so fixated on everything that’s “wrong” that you lose sight of the light at the end of the tunnel. But life is way too short – and everything (both the perceived “good” and “bad”) is far too temporary – to obsess over and worry about little details and the present (and/or future) not matching your ideation of it.

Instead, make a conscious effort to shift your perspective by trying this approach:

  • focus on the positive (count your blessings)
  • approach each and every experience in life as just that: an experience (appreciating the value of a learning lesson / catalyst for personal growth as opposed to fixating on any set agenda / objective / preferred outcome of said experience)
  • find your balance / center by becoming in tune with your innermost self (your gut instinct, intuition, higher self, etc) and living authentically in accordance with it
  • be grateful for every aspect of life

Being alive is a joy in and of itself, and there is so much joy to be found in life and the mere experience of living / existing!

Some of your relationships may end but that doesn’t mean those people are enemies. Just bc we are no longer journeying together doesn’t mean I don’t wish you the best.

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youre not broken, youre not useless, youre not empty, youre not a failure, youre not messed up, youre not whiny, youre not ungrateful, youre not unloved.

life is being really mean to you right now bc it wants to keep a lovely person from standing. you dont have to get up now, but when youre ready, stand up and give life the finger for keeping you down. youre strong, youll win this fight, youll be okay <3