At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away. There is no in between. There is no bartering, bargaining, expecting and falling short in love. There is just choosing to be there or to not. Anything in between is a tired, self-interested excuse for love.
You’re not going to change their mind. You’re not going to shake the ground they walk on and reroute their course. You’re just not. Please understand, if someone is not ready for love, there is nothing you can say and nothing you can do that will make them love you. You will only end up breaking your own heart.
No one will ever fully be able to understand the internal battles you had to endure just to heal, just to grow, just to make it here today. Be proud of the way you fought to save yourself. Be proud of the way you survived.
Decide you’re deserving of real friendship, true commitment and complete love with people who are healthy and thriving.
The most damaging way to live is not to stay small so that the world is never given the opportunity to hurt us on occasion, but that we hurt ourselves every day insisting that we might not be able to start living now because something behind us once didn’t go as we planned.
How they make you feel says a lot about them and nothing about you. Trust me when I say someone who makes you question if you are worthy of being loved is not worthy of being loved by you.
If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.
Be kind to yourself. Let go of the bad days behind you, and focus on all of the good days ahead. Life isn’t always perfect, and neither are we. There will be days that don’t go as planned, and there will be days that exceed all of your expectations. It’s about balance; it’s about taking the good with the bad. You can only do your best and sometimes, regardless of the outcome, your best is just enough.
The people we meet at the wrong time are actually just the wrong people.
Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you are giving up all of your power. Forgiveness means you’re finally ready to take it back.
That one decision you are too afraid to make could be the very thing that sets you free in the best possible way.
From time to time, trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.