Rain is good for romance. Walk through any city on a rainy day and you’re bound to see this: couples close and happy under a shared umbrella, one’s hand wrapped around the other’s on the handle. Or getting gloriously drenched together, usually grinning and soaking wet, the hell with an umbrella. Or head to head at small tables under outdoor cafe awnings. Pretending they stopped here to keep out of the rain, but really using the excuse to sit close together and touch a lot. Others enter a store laughing, laughing at their wetness, delighted about everything. They don’t want to buy anything; they’re just using this dry place as an intermission. A happy older couple across the restaurant helping each other dry off. They’re chatting animatedly for the first time in days, comparing notes about walking hand in hand through the storm to get here. They’re both famished now. Something about walking in the rain. They’ll eat like champions.

Days like these stay with you. A long time later you’ll ask— remember the crazy time we got caught in that storm? And their eyes will light up. Of course they remember. Guaranteed.
Rain is good for romance.

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Love requires you to face yourself, and not everyone can do that organically, not everyone is open to being broken, and rebuilt.
Love requires you to be receptive…
Love requires you to unveil years, even decades of suppression.
I am the love that will break you,
I am the love that will make you face your insecurities.
Not on purpose,
I just am.
…and that is why I am not “meant” for everyone.
I am the love that won’t feed your ego.
I am the love that won’t cradle your insecurities.
I am not here to make you a better person.
I am not here to make you a better woman.
I am here to show you that you already are.
Because I strongly believe you can love people back to life,
I strongly believe people can love themselves back to life.
Love requires you to see outside of yourself.
I am the love that encourages you to breathe again.
Love Requires.

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Rid yourself of anything that isn’t helping you grow. Literally and metaphorically. Reyna Biddy

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There are people who will feel threatened by the idea of you liking yourself. This is because if you like yourself, you’ll believe that you deserve to be treated well, so you won’t tolerate it when they treat you badly, and they either don’t know how to treat you properly or don’t want to treat you properly, so they know you liking yourself means that you will invariably leave them or stand up to them. When somebody wants you to be insecure or to doubt yourself, it’s because they want to use those insecurities and doubts against you. To hell with those people. They don’t care about you. They just want to be able to treat you like dirt, and they’re scared you won’t let them, so go ahead, scare them; love yourself.

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Learn to trust the journey, even when you do not understand it.

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