"Self esteem comes from achievements, not from lax standards and false praise"
- Condoleezza Rice (via prepsident)
"Loving someone is a process. Whether that’s God, or that’s another sticky human, it’s a process. The movies will say it’s something different but— no matter how instant that first draw to someone is— love is a building process. It’s doors unlocking. It’s windows breaking. It’s the discovery of new rooms inside of yourself. It’s the dark. And it’s the light. And it’s dark and light all scrambled into one. At the root of it, it’s a slow, trusting, building process that starts with letting someone in."
- Hannah Brencher, this blog post (via pureblyss)
"When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow."
- Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet (via pureblyss)