this-spark-is-enough:

I have so many books that I want to read,

but none that I want to read right now.

Therefore, I must buy more books.

A little damage makes people more interesting, right?

Catherine Hapka, Something Borrowed 

Played 10,271 times

pink—rabbits:

May be my favorite song off “Stay Gold” I can’t even describe how beautiful this record is!

I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.

Jonathan Carroll 

We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.

Thomas Moore (via wordsthat-speak)

treadmill-to-oblivion:

On this date, August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified. Here we see Mary Pickford, “America’s Sweetheart” keeping up on the news.

treadmill-to-oblivion:

On this date, August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified. Here we see Mary Pickford, “America’s Sweetheart” keeping up on the news.

Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.

Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience