The Mirror To My Soul

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Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

(Source: child-of-thecosmos, via 04816)

“I’m never gonna wait
that extra twenty minutes
to text you back,
and I’m never gonna play
hard to get
when I know your life
has been hard enough already.
When we all know everyone’s life
has been hard enough already
it’s hard to watch
the game we make of love,
like everyone’s playing checkers
with their scars,
saying checkmate
whenever they get out
without a broken heart.
Just to be clear
I don’t want to get out
without a broken heart.
I intend to leave this life
so shattered
there’s gonna have to be
a thousand separate heavens
for all of my flying parts.”

—   Andrea Gibson (via feellng)

(via complicated-complications)

“The toughest part of letting go is realizing that the other person already did”

—   

Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.

Be grateful that the person was part of your life and move on.  It may be hard to believe right now, but your real soul mate is out there waiting to meet you.  

(via missinyouiskillingme)

(Source: ultimate-motivator, via complicated-complications)

Okay? Okay.

I am just tired.

My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…

Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.

—   My only statement. My brothers’ are also online. Thank you for all your kindness, and goodbye for awhile guys. xo (via zeldawilliams)
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5 Things I’ve Learned After 5 Years of Marriage | Tom Krieglstein

This is a fantastic read for those who are married, those who are single, and everyone who falls between.

“People are prettiest when they talk about something they really love with passion in their eyes.”

—   (via lara-xo)

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The head of a company survived 9/11 because
His son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.

One of them
Missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.

One’s
Car wouldn’t start.

One couldn’t
Get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before.
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..

Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,

This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment

—   (via frazzledfran)

(Source: theoutsiders, via carolinemartz)

1. Be the sort of friend you would want to have.
2. Do kind things unexpectedly.
3. Love is not judgmental or conditional, but the best kind of loving is brave enough to sometimes say, “This must change, and you must change it.”
4. Let people know when they are important to you.
5. Being honestly weird is better than trying to fake normal.
6. Pick a song and listen to it on repeat whenever you are joyful. Attach good memories to that song. Use it as a reminder when the world seems dark.
7. It’s okay to be by yourself. Go to dinner alone. Go to a movie alone. Laugh long and hard.
8. Don’t make other people feel ashamed of what gives them joy. The same goes for what makes them sad.
9. Treat your senses. Surround yourself with lovely things: bubble bath, fresh flowers, scented candles, chocolate cake, silent films, and the sunrise.
10. If someone you love and respect offers criticism, be humble and listen. They do it because they care.
11. Don’t pretend to be something you are not in order to impress other people: you simply can’t build healthy relationships based on pretending.
12. If you have been wounded, it’s all right to put on armor and march to a battle hymn for a little while. But don’t stay there. Put away your shield. Take down your defenses. Become soft again.”

—   R.S. || twelve things i am learning (via septemberwildflowers)

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