It’s not that whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger in the way a callous could allow you to endure pain. But what doesn’t kill you may just make you weak enough to unclench our hands from the fruit of knowledge and reclaim the beauty, peace, and power that comes with being a human that humbly surrenders to simply being the beloved creature of a holy, mighty, and beautiful God.
Julie Barrios (via yesdarlingido)
Have you ever just looked at someone and thought, “I really love you”. They’re just talking or humming or watching a movie or reading a book or laughing or something, and there’s something about them in that moment—their body is alive, there’s a light in their eyes, something—that makes you think, “I just really love you.”
Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis.
Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World (Perigee Trade, 2012)
A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. When you wake up, take a second to think about what a privilege it is to simply be alive and healthy. The moment you start acting like life is a blessing, I assure you it will start to feel like one.