Nothing is true
“You have to die a few times before you can really
live.”
― Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last

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Even in uncertain times, it’s always important to keep things in perspective.


True wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” 
- Henry David Thoreau

  1. You are alive.                                                                                                                                   
  2. You are able to see the sunrise and the sunset.                                                                          
  3.  You are able to hear birds sing and waves crash.                                                                     
  4. You can walk outside and feel the breeze through your hair and the sun’s warmth on your skin.                                                                                                                                                  
  5. You have tasted the sweetness of chocolate cake.                                                                    
  6. You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night.                                                                                       
  7. You awoke this morning with a roof over your head                                                                    
  8. You had a choice of what clothes to wear.                                                                                   
  9. You haven’t feared for your life today.                                                                                           
  10. You have overcome some considerable obstacles, and you have learned and survived.     
  11. You often worry about what you’re going to do with your life – your career, your family, the next step, etc. – which means you have ambition, passion, drive, and the freedom to make your own decisions.                                                                                                             
  12. You live in a country that protects your basic human rights and civil liberties.                         
  13. You are reasonably strong and healthy – if you got sick today, you could recover.                 
  14. You have a friend or relative who misses you and looks forward to your next visit.                 
  15. You have someone with whom to reminisce about ‘the good old days.’                                  
  16. You have access to clean drinking water.                                                                                    
  17. You have access to medical care.                                                                                                
  18. You have access to the Internet.                                                                                                    
  19. You can read.

The truth is, you’re doing better than a lot of people in this world. So remember to be grateful for all the things you do have.

- See more at: http://www.life-hack.co.uk/2014/04/19-signs-youre-doing-better-than-you.html#sthash.RXKQLOOV.dpuf

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bllanke:

most beautiful thing i have ever read.

Dear Future Lover Of Mine, I Hope I Don’t Meet You Anytime Soon

Dear You,

I don’t know your name. I don’t know who you are or where you are or when we will ever meet. I don’t know whether or not you are already in my life somewhere. I don’t even know if you exist in this lifetime. I’d like to believe you’re walking this earth someplace, but sometimes I’m not sure if I even believe in the idea of fate and romance anymore. Maybe you can save me from myself.

If you are in this lifetime and on this planet though, I hope I don’t meet you anytime soon. I have a lot to learn and I will probably hurt you, because I don’t know yet that you are the one who will make me happy.

I’ve been through a lot. But while I wish you could have been there with me, I know you will be proud of me because of how strong I turned out to be and all the things I made it through without you. See, I had to be alone for a while so I’d know what I’m capable of. And so I’d appreciate having someone like you more.

I like being single right now because all my time is mine. I need to be single for a while so I will not regret not having this kind of freedom in the future. When I’m yours, I’ll be completely yours because I had this time to be mine.

But sometimes I miss being in love. There are days when I wish you can get here faster just so I can have the kind of love that I’ve been waiting for since what feels like forever. But I guess it’s better that you’re not here yet because I don’t know how to be with you right now. I’ll probably say a lot of really stupid things and scare you away.

You won’t just the love of my life, you will also be my best friend in the world. I’d always thought of all my old loves as best friends at the time, but I don’t think I ever really knew what that meant. I love that I will be able to tell you anything and everything and know that you will be the one person in the world who understands.

We won’t always get along and we will more-than-possibly get into some really ugly fights, but I know that in the end, we can make it through because nothing is more important than learning and growing together.

We are probably different people with diverse interests, and that’s a good thing. We will make time for what is important to the other because we like making each other happy. Of course, there will be things that we enjoy doing together. We will spend some days curled up with a blanket and books or popcorn and a good movie. Braveheart will always be a favorite between us, and reruns of FRIENDS will take up some of our lazy Sundays. But we will spend most of our time going around the world together, seeing places we’ve only once dreamed of traveling to.

We both love to talk and laugh, and we will spend a lot of our time getting to know each other. Even when we’ve been together 20 years, we will always find something new about the other or reminisce about the people we once had to be to get there. And while I will probably roll my eyes at your jokes, I will also smile just because it’s so cute how you tried to tell the punch line.

You’ve probably loved a girl (or more) before me, and that’s okay. I’m sorry though if you’ve gotten hurt and I wasn’t there to make you feel better. I’ve been in love before you, too, and I’ve also gotten my heart broken and feel like nobody could really understand. It will take a long time before I can let anyone else in again, and maybe you feel the same way. It will be better to find each other after going through all that, just so we will both know how to not take being in love for granted.

We’ve both become better people separately, something I will always be thankful for. And because of all the pain we have to go through before we meet, we will both realize then that we deserve that happiness and we deserve each other.

I don’t know what you look like but I know you have kind eyes and a genuine smile. I don’t know what you do for a living but I know that you will have time for me. I don’t know you, but I know that you can give me hug when I’m down, hold my hand for no reason and kiss me just because you love me.

There’s a possibility though, that you don’t exist, and I’m writing this letter for no one. But in spite of all the cynicism I’m entitled to, I have to believe that you’re out there somewhere. I have to believe that all the heartache I’d ever had to endure will someday lead me to you. I have to believe that God created you because He knew I would need you. And while I know I’m a complete person on my own, I have to believe that someone like you exists, someone who might not complete me, but can make life better. More beautiful. More colorful. A man who can make me believe in love again.

I don’t know who you are or if I’ll ever find you, but I wish with all my heart that you’re out there, waiting, just like I am.

I know that someday I will find you. In this lifetime, or the next, I will find you.

Yours (someday),
Me 

http://thoughtcatalog.com/katrina-tamondong/2014/02/dear-future-lover-of-mine-i-hope-i-dont-meet-you-anytime-soon/

vanillafaces:

The story behind it (again): This is a picture of my arm and my sister’s. She’s the one with the tattoo I’m the one with the scars. I’ve been in a mental hospital for over a year because of selfharm, suicidal thoughts & a depression. Me and my sister always had a really close band. We only had each other but everything changed when I was hospitalised; she was alone and she couldn’t cope with the fact that I was unhappy. She kept blaming herself and tried everything to make me better. She always had to cry when I needed to go back to the hospital. She cried while calling ambulances for me and when she saw my not responding on the bathroom floor. But things got better, because of the hospital but because of her too. I had a reason to live, to exist. I realised I needed to get better because of her. She always told me it was me & her against the world. And believe me we were and we still are. So when I got better I still had all those marks on my arm, it made me sad ofcourse it reminded me of my lows and my demons. My sister saw how it affected my recovery and without I knew any of it she tattooed my birthday on her wrist. I kept asking her why why why. Her answer: ‘You don’t have your own arms anymore so you can have mine’ This picture shows how she pulls me up every time.
I don’t need no arms around me
I don’t need no drugs to calm me
I have seen the writing on the wall..
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cleoclee:

remember, never
latent-defects:

GUY HEPNER PRESENTS TYLER SHIELDS: THE DIRTY SIDE OF GLAMOUR — Brad Christopher on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/90081274
tierradentro:

Born on this day (01/12/1856): John Singer Sargent.
“Study for the Spanish Dance”, 1879.