Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.
When I look in his eyes, I don’t see perfection. I don’t see a love story that would necessarily be something people would watch on a big screen and dream about. I see someone who will fight for me and protect me and love me in spite of all the ways I am still a wreck. I see home. Wherever he is. That’s my home.
― Melanie Shankle
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are.
all that is bitter
will be sweet
all that is copper
will be gold.
will turn to purest wine
will turn to medicine.
will all become alive.
the king will turn
into a slave.
May God give you kindness and grace for those who step on your toes. May He give you holy and humble confidence in the presence of those who misunderstand you. May He give you love and forgiveness for those who hurt you and miss you completely. And may His love spill over you till you know that you're everything to Him. Sleep well tonight. Walk confidently tomorrow.
Susie Larson--Blessings for the Morning: Prayerful Encouragement to Begin Your Day
Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude.
Jodi Picoult -- My Sister's Keeper