For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.
Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Beauty was not a thing I could acquire or consume, it was something I just had to be… You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion. For yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul… there is no shade in that kind of beauty.
― Lupita Nyong’o
I think there comes a time when you meet someone and you just want to make them smile for the rest of your life.
― Unknown (via psych-facts)
Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via observando)
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
― Pablo Picasso (via observando)