"Being in love isn’t convincing someone to stay. It isn’t fighting for someone who doesn’t care if you win or lose the battle. It isn’t overlooking the way that they treat you badly in favor of the times that they’re actually good to you. It isn’t loving someone enough for the both of you, because they’re too scared to love you as much as you love them. It isn’t pining after someone who doesn’t return your feelings, even if you would do almost anything for them. It isn’t putting someone first, even if you are their last priority. Being in love is one of the most beautiful miracles in life and it shouldn’t make you sad. It should make you want to smile and laugh and grow and live, because there is someone there who loves you just as much as you love them and they make you better.
So I don’t believe I have ever been in love, until I met you."
- (via pulchritudinous-photography)
being told you’re appreciated is one of the simplest yet incredibly uplifting things you can ever hear
"When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog."
- A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States. (via 33113)
(Source: africandogontheprairie, via baeyleywilliams)
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."
- Henry Wordsworth Longfellow (via psych-facts)