“Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living.”—(via happy-absturz)
“I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings.”—note to self (via bl-ossomed)
It’s so easy to be kind from afar, to say something nice and then move on. The hard part is being kind up close, when you see the messy side, the side that is petty, and rude. It’s hard to love fiercely in the face of annoyance, it’s hard to love that which seems so unlovable. But when we show love and kindness in action, and we are consistent in that? We bring to life the words “Jesus loves you.” because we are backing up what we say by what we do.
Train your soul in the ways of Christ, learn to love Him, and you will see an outpouring of that love! When you see how Christ loves you, you start to understand the importance of loving up close, and loving unceasingly. This kindness, it shows the world a glimpse of something better, and when you show love as well, it makes the world want to find the source of it all; and that should always lead them to Christ.
“Chastity is not a mortification of love but rather a condition for real love. In fact, if the vocation to married love is a vocation to self-giving in marriage, one must succeed in possessing oneself in order to be able to truly give oneself.”—
Pontifical Council for the Family: Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage (24)
“You must not reduce yourself to a puddle just because the person you like is afraid to swim and you are a fierce sea to them; because there will be someone who was born with love of the waves within their blood, and they will look at you with fear and respect.”—T.B. LaBerge // Things I’m Still Learning at 25 (via tblaberge)