“My mouth hasn’t shut up about you since you kissed it.  The idea that you may kiss it again is stuck in my brain, which hasn’t stopped thinking about you since well before any kiss.  And now the prospect of those kisses seems to wind me like when you slip on the stairs and one of the steps hits you in the middle of the back.  The notion of them continuing for what is traditionally terrifying forever excites me to an unfamiliar degree.”

~ Unknown

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“Dear future boyfriend,

I promise that I will love you for who you are.  I will look past your flaws, imperfections, and insecurities and will accept you, for you.  I promise you that I will always make time for you, regardless if I am busy or not.  I will set aside everything, just to hang out or talk to you because you mean that much to me.   I will also do it because you’re my first priority and you mean everything to me.  I promise you that I will always be here for you; whenever you need someone the most.  I promise you that I will never criticize or judge you.  I will accept your past faults and mistakes.  I promise you that I will never ask you to change because you are perfect just the way you are.

Not only do I want to be your girlfriend, but I want to be your best friend.  I want you to come to me and trust me with everything. I want you to tell me your problems and I want you to vent to me because I’m here to listen to every word you have.  Everyday, I will prove and show to you how much you mean to me and how much I love you because actions speak louder than words.  I want to be the one who can make you genuinely and truly happy.  I want to be the one who can make you laugh and smile every day.  I can’t promise you a perfect relationship because there will be arguments, fights, misunderstanding, obstacles, and problems we’ll go through.  But I can promise you, that despite what happens now or in the future, I will be by your side every step of the way and I will always love you unconditionally.”

“Do not settle for the first person who buys you dinner or for the person who says you look pretty, do not settle for the one who does not share your dreams but laughs at your jokes.  Do not settle for attraction without depth, or good conversation with no intent to stay.  Do not settle for charm when they do not value what you value, do not settle for convenience without love.  Do not settle for a candle when you were taught to love the sun, do not settle because of time when you know that love is patient.  Do not settle, please do not settle because there is someone out there who refuses to settle, and you are worth so much more than convenience and ease, you are worth a heart that fights for you.”

~ T.B. LaBerge // Do Not Settle (via tblaberge)

“Do yourself a favor and learn how to walk away.  When a connection starts to fade, learn how to let it go.  When a person starts to mistreat you, learn how to move on.. to something and someone better.  Don’t waste your energy trying to force something that isn’t meant to be.. Because the truth is, for every one person who doesn’t value you – there are tons more waiting to love you better.  Do better.”

~ Reyna Biddy

“This is how I’d fallen out of love with him:

I didn’t.  It’s just that one day I woke up, and I just… I just didn’t feel anything for him.  Not love, not like, not hate, nor anger, not even sadness or disappointment, just… nothing.  Like my heart entered a sudden oblivion, and it just forgot.  It forgot to remember to care for him or to think of him, and in a blink of an eye, everything about him, every feeling I associated with him is erased, and he didn’t matter anymore.  Like he never really mattered at all.

And I’m okay with it.  I mean, it’s a lot like looking at a blank grey canvas, what do you suppose to feel about it?  Nothing, right?  Nothing and just okay.”

~ cynthia go // This is how I’d fallen out of love with him // excerpt from a book I’ll never write #33

“Don’t be selfish.  If you do not love the way her hair curls at the ends or her nose wrinkles when she laughs then let her go.  If you don’t see her as a masterpiece then let her go, because someone else will.  Don’t be selfish.  If you don’t love the way she sneezes or the way she dribbles the toothpaste down her chin when she brushes her teeth then let her go.  If your heart doesn’t beat out of your chest when you wake up and the first thing you see is her soundly sleeping on your shoulder.  Someone else would kill for that.  Being with someone when you know you don’t love them is cruel.  It’s not only cruel that it’s holding them back from someone that could give them everything.  Someone that feels waves breaking in their ribcage when they see her walk around the corner.  Someone that has had the worst of days, but rainbows suddenly appear at the thought of her.  Someone who hears the sound of her voice and it soothes the darkest of nightmares.  If that is not you, let her go.  She is wonder, she is magic, she deserves someone who believes that every single day, not just on certain days.”

~Unknown