pursuit of happiness quotes

Kindness isn’t inherent. Kindness is a choice. When you choose to be kind, recognize the power you hold in each situation to continuously be kind. One isn’t born evil or good. Each moment shapes our actions and allows us the opportunity to further grow and blossom to become better than we were yesterday. And when you stop criticizing, stop blaming, stop looking outward, and start searching inward, you will find there are endless opportunities to practice kindness. Never stop seeking. Do good.

To the heart in you, don’t be afraid to feel. To the sun in you, don’t be afraid to shine. To the love in you, don’t be afraid to heal. To the ocean in you, don’t be afraid to rage. To the silence in you, don’t be afraid to break.
—  Najwa Zebian, Mind Platter
12 Steps For Self Care
  1. If it feels wrong, don’t do it
  2. Say exactly what you mean
  3. Don’t be a people pleaser
  4. Trust your instincts 
  5. Never speak bad about yourself
  6. Never give up on your dreams
  7. Don’t be afraid to say “no”
  8. Don’t be afraid to say “yes”
  9. Be KIND to yourself
  10. Let go of what you can’t control
  11. Stay away from drama & negativity
  12. LOVE
Forgive them.
Not because they asked for your forgiveness.
Or because they deserve it.
Or because the pain they caused you
is not worth it.
But because you cannot truly move on
without forgiving.
It shows your level of maturity
and you ability to understand
that life is not always fair.
And that someone’s behavior
speaks of them,
not you.
Your forgiveness speaks of you,
not them.
—  Najwa Zebian
do not be like them.
do not be like one of those
sad people who complain
about sad things.
they go on to live sad lives.

so please be not like them.
be different. be you. be happy.

and you will find the light in you
without even realising it…

that I promise.
—  r. m. drake
Friendly reminder to check you’re not holding tension in your body. Let your shoulders drop, unclench your hands and jaw. Take a deep breath. Much better.