parkstepp:

Focus on hope

Worry is what happens when you point the power of your imagination in a negative, destructive direction. And any time there is cause for worry, there is even more cause for real hope.

You can choose, each moment, where to direct the power of your imagination. So choose to direct it toward the bright and the beautiful, toward that which you most hope for instead of that which you most fear.

Because where your imagination dares to journey, your reality will soon follow. All the places you are able to reach, you reach first with your imagination.

When worry seems to consume your every thought, remember that it does not have to be so. That powerful pull of imagination can just as surely be focused on the positive possibilities.

For every worry, there is an even more real and compelling hope with which to fill your fertile imagination. Imagine the very best, and that is where your efforts will lead.

— Ralph Marston
From my partner marseelee

parkstepp:

Focus on hope

Worry is what happens when you point the power of your imagination in a negative, destructive direction. And any time there is cause for worry, there is even more cause for real hope.

You can choose, each moment, where to direct the power of your imagination. So choose to direct it toward the bright and the beautiful, toward that which you most hope for instead of that which you most fear.

Because where your imagination dares to journey, your reality will soon follow. All the places you are able to reach, you reach first with your imagination.

When worry seems to consume your every thought, remember that it does not have to be so. That powerful pull of imagination can just as surely be focused on the positive possibilities.

For every worry, there is an even more real and compelling hope with which to fill your fertile imagination. Imagine the very best, and that is where your efforts will lead.

— Ralph Marston
From my partner marseelee

"

She is not “my girl.”

She belongs to herself, and to all of the world. And I am blessed, for with all her freedom, she still comes back to me, moment-to-moment, day-by-day, and night-by-night.

How much more blessed can I be?

"

— Avraham Chaim, Thoughts after The Alchemist (via shayeofodile)

(Source: avraham-chai, via curtisanthonytaylor)

"Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not others, it is your own mind."

— Sri Ravi Shankar  (via shaktilover)

(Source: groovy60s, via ba-zinga)

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8 Ways To Say I Love You

1. Spit it into her voicemail, a little slurred and sounding like the shot whiskey you downed for courage. Feel as ashamed as you do walking into work in last night’s clothes. Wake up cringing for days, waiting for her to mention it.

2. Sigh it into her mouth, wedged in between teeth and tongues. Don’t even let your lips move when you say it, ever so lightly, into the air. Maybe it was just an exhalation of ecstasy.

3. Buy her flowers. Buy her chocolate. Buy her a teddy bear, because that’s what every romantic comedy has taught you. Take her out to a nice restaurant where neither of you feel comfortable and spend the whole night clearing your throat and tugging at your tie. Feel like your actions are more suited to a proposal than the simple confession of something you’ve always known.

4. Whisper it into her hair in the middle of the night, after you’ve counted the space between her breaths and are certain she’s asleep. Shut your eyes quickly when she shifts toward you in askance. Maybe you were just sleep whispering.

5. Blurt it out in the middle of an impromptu dance party in the kitchen, as clumsy as your two left feet. When time seems to freeze, hastily tack on “in that shirt” or “when you make your award-winning meatballs” or, if you are feeling particularly brave, “when we do this.” Resume dancing and pretend you don’t feel her eyes on you the rest of the night.

6. Write her a letter in which the amount of circumnavigating and angst could rival Mr. Darcy’s. Debate where to leave it all day – on her pillow? In her coat pocket? Throw it away in frustration, conveniently leaving it face up in the trashcan, her name scrawled on the front in your sloppy handwriting. Let her wonder if you meant it.

7. Wait until something terrible has happened and you can’t not tell her anymore. Wait until she almost gets hit by a car crossing Wabash against the light and after you are done cursing at the shit-for-brains cab drivers in this city, realize you are actually just terrified of living without her. Tell her with your hands shaking.

8. Say it deliberately, your tongue a springboard for every syllable. Over coffee, brushing your teeth side-by-side, as you turn off the light to go to sleep – it doesn’t matter where. Do not adorn it with extra words like “I think” or “I might.” Do not sigh heavily as if admitting it were a burden instead of the most joyous thing you’ve ever done. Look her in the eyes and pray, heart thumping wildly, that she will turn to you and say, “I love you too.”

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— R. MCKINLEY, DEC. 1, 2012 (via synthetic-synaesthesia)

(Source: guacoma, via rochelledelaroche)

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"Good Morning"
“How was your day?”
“Be careful”
“Text me when you get home so I know you’re safe”
“Sweet dreams”
“How are you?”
“I hope you’re feeling better”
“Have a good day today!”
“:)”
“I miss you”
“Good night”
“Can you come over?”
“Can I come over?”
“Can I see you?”
“Can I call you?”
“You’re beautiful”
“Want something to drink?”
“Watch your step”
“Let’s watch a movie”
“What are you up to?”
“How is your day so far?”
“It will be okay”
“I’m here for you”
“Do you need anything?”
“Are you hungry?”
“I just wanted to hear your voice”
“You just made my day”

You don’t have to hear “I Love You” to know that someone does. Listen carefully. People speak from the heart more often than you think.

"

— (via rochelledelaroche)

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rochelledelaroche:

I think sometimes we are afraid to fall apart because we’re scared that if we do, we can’t and don’t know how to put ourselves back together. And I think that it is okay; it is okay to be scared because it’s in these moments of pain, sadness and dejection that we are able to stumble upon clarity…

(Source: thoughtcatalog.com)

"Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty."

— Jon Krakauer  (via rochelledelaroche)

(Source: observando, via rochelledelaroche)