I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it.
― Hanamoto Hagumi, Honey and Clover  (via larmoyante)
I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
― Jonathan Carroll (via littlegubbins)
If someone ever makes you feel less, in any way, you have every right to walk away. You have every right to cut out toxic people in your life. To close the door on people who make you feel bad about who you are or what you stand for. Friends don’t tear down, they build up.
― (via thghtsnsht)
You should not
have to rip yourself
into pieces to keep
others whole.
i am seeing less and less of you, Emma Bleker (via larmoyante)