No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.
You’re not a bad person because you want to be yourself.
Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Self-care is not selfish or self-indulgent. We cannot nurture others from a dry well. We need to take care of our own needs first.
In everyone’s life there are people who stay and people who go and people who are taken against their will.
~Karen Joy Fowler
You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.
~Shannon L. Alder