Sending Light, Brooke (via cosmofilius)
“So many mothers say they want their daughters to be independent, but what they really hope is that they’ll find a well-compensated banker or lawyer and settle down between the ages of twenty-five and twenty-eight in Greenwich, Darien, or That Town, USA, to raise babies, do the grocery shopping, and work out in relative comfort for the rest of their lives. I know this because I employ their daughters. They raise us to think they want us to have careers, and they send us to college, but even they don’t really believe women can be autonomous and take care of themselves.”
Nick Miller, Isn’t It Pretty to Think So? (via tilthe)
I am in a relationship with myself. For years I have been single, floating around the universe waiting for someone to offer a hand or heart. But today, I a making a conscious decision to do for myself what a partner does—love myself for who I am at this moment. Take care of myself emotionally, physically and intellectually. Offer meaningful advice during dark moments. Cook environmentally conscious dinners. Examine the stars. Smile. Take walks. Breathe in the gift of air and offer my spirit and love to the person who needs it most and to the rest of the world.
Og Mandino (via quoteessential)
Emery Allen (via purpleninjamonkey2)