“Like a twenty you find crunched up in a pocket or a lollipop in the depths of your purse when you’re on a diet and at the movies willing yourself away from the chocolate-covered peanuts. The thoughts blossomed and evolved into a new perspective. Suddenly, she was hopeful, she was glowing, she felt like the original peach of summer. Turned around, upside down, inside out and loving the fact that for the first time in days she didn’t want to cry when she thought about her future.”

Rebecca Bloom, ‘Tanged Up In Daydreams’

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Truer than true:

“We want to believe that on the other side of whatever crap we had to swim away from there’s a crap-free beach where we can lounge in the sun at last. Free and at peace.

But we can’t erase our lives. We can’t change what our mothers or fathers or step parents were like or what demons or gods ruled them. We can only change who we are in relation to them. We can revise how we narrate those stories of our lives.”

 

can't erase, can only revise

– Cheryl Strayed (via BlissBombed)

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“You have to trust your inner knowing. If you have a clear mind and an open heart, you won’t have to search for direction. Direction will come to you.” -Phil Jackson

Trust your inner knowing.

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“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”

Sarah Dessen

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When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe. -Vera Nazarian

Reach

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“Onwards and upwards, and never give your failures a second thought.” — George Lois

Onwards and upwards

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