I absolutely love this “memory jar” idea. Throughout the year, record special days or funny things that occurred onto slips of paper and store them in a jar. At the end of the year(or whenever you need a pick-me-up), read through them all and enjoy!
As convenient as it may be, I don’t believe that any moment of life can be summed up by an over-popular quote/statement. No matter how cute the typography, it rarely matches our true sentiment. Just because one thousand other people before me have been through what I’m going through doesn’t mean that the general consensus adequately covers my feelings.
Occasionally you’ll read something in a novel or hear something in a song or movie and it will hit you like a ton of bricks. That is what you use to express how you feel. Look beyond the easy fix for your emotions. If our emotions were easy, we wouldn’t need someone else’s words to express them.
People don’t fit generic molds, don’t toss your life into one either.
And if you can’t come up with a witty phrase to wrap your feelings up like present for the world? Say it all in a jumbled mess. It’s what everyone else was too afraid to do.
“A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via simply-quotes)
“You know that feeling? That feeling when you just want the right thing to fall into the right place, not only because it’s right, but because it will mean that such a thing is still possible? I want to believe that.”—Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
After a big long prayer and a talk with Liz that was just as long, I don’t feel crazy as a loon anymore. A lot of faith and people who love you can make a big difference. Everything’s going to be ok. These times are just a hairflip.