"No mater what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind."
-Taylor Alison Swift
A Taste of Your Own Medicine
Don't give them a taste of their own medicine. They already know what it feels like. Give them a taste of YOUR own medicine. If they lied, let your medicine be maturity. If they lied, let your medicine be honesty. If they played with your emotions, let your medicine be maturity. If they broke you, let your medicine heal. If they made you cry, let your medicine make them smile. These remedies of yours may take years to work, but they work. And they last. So be patient. Stay true to yourself. And remember this: it is better for people to value you for who you are, not for who you pretend to be. Who you are lasts a lifetime. A forever. Who you pretend to be changes like the seasons. Don't be afraid to be yourself, even if it means removing yourself from lives that you want to be in. You are, no doubt, worthy of being valued for who you are. So be who you are. The beautiful. The kind. The lover.
I hope that someday when I am gone, someone, somewhere, picks my soul up off these words, and my book, my journals, the pages and thinks 'I would have loved her.
"Kindness is one of the most underrated trials in the world. We focus so much on material things and attention, but forget that it is kindness that brings us a fulfillment that warms our soul."
"When you hear people make hateful comments, stand up to them. Point out what a waste it is to hate and you could open their eyes."
"My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who you are, to astonish a mean world with your kindness."
"... Atticus, he was real nice..."
"Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them."
-To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
"Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone... just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Happiness is the new rich.
Inner peace is the new success.
Health is the new wealth.
Kindness is the new cool."
"Choose calm over chaos.
Serenity over stress.
Peace over perfection.
Grace over grit.
Faith over fear."
"The key to happiness?
Focus on your own journey & spread kindness, love, & hope."
"Happiness is not easy to find running straight for it. It is usually too elusive, too ephemeral, too subtle. If you haven't learned it already, you will learn it in the years ahead that most times happiness comes to us when we are least expecting it, when we are busy doing something else. Happiness is almost always a by product of some other endeavor."
-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
"Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on."
"There's no lemon so sour that you can't make something resembling lemonade."
-This Is Us
Smile at strangers, lovelies.
We are all in this together.