"Don’t change so that people will like you. Be the real you and the right people will love you. Don’t stoop to be a counterfeit."
— Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"But, as I grew up in this process, I realized that it didn’t have to be that way to be real. I also felt grateful, attended to, cared for, protected, and respected. And in those moments, I thanked God for the good."
— Candice Nicole
"Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood."
— George Orwell, 1984 (via lovely—delight)
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"I’ve been homesick for countries I’ve never been, and longed to be where I couldn’t be."
— John Cheever (via lovely—delight)
"She deserves her chance to pursue a lifetime of happiness with a man who is willing to be committed to her. Someone that didn’t hesitate, pass her over, or leave her hanging."
— Ahyiana Angel
"Life does not give you what you ask for. It give you people, places and situations that allow you to develop what you ask for. If you don’t get it right the first time, life will give it to you again because life is very generous that way."
— Tracy McMilan
"So many of us are reaching out, hoping someone out there will grab our hands and remind us we are not as alone as we fear."
— Roxane Gay