I try to live in a little bit of my own joy and not let people steal it or take it.
- Hoda Kotb


My mother told me that fear was not an option. I was always told that women are stronger, so I believed it.
- Diane von Furstenberg


Somewhere between what she survived, and who she was becoming, was exactly where she was meant to be. She was starting to love the journey and find the comfort in the quiet corners of her wildest dreams.

They say people don’t change…. Well, she wasn’t always this way. Even if she didn’t change the entire world, she would change her part of it. And she would affect the people she shared it with. A butterfly who’s wings have been touched, can indeed still fly. Whether something was meant to be, or meant to leave, didn’t matter as much anymore. She would soak up the sun, kiss the breeze, and she would fly regardless.

- J.Raymond


Life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The piƱa and the colada.
- Ellen Degeneres


“They say ‘time heals,’ but even now I know that’s a lie. What people really mean is that eventually you’ll get used to the pain. You’ll forget who you were without it; you’ll forget what you looked like without your scars.”
- Claudia Gray


Nine times out of ten, you probably aren’t having a full-on nervous breakdown—you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit.
- Caitlin Moran



Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.
- Anne Lamott


And I don't care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I shout it out like a bird set free
No I don't care if I sing off key
I find myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I'll shout it out like a bird set free
- Sia


She hasn’t left a void. She’s left a blast crater.
- from Patton Oswalt's obituary of his wife, Michelle. 


Somewhere, in the sea of people
and along side the asphalt rivers,
just below the canopy of steal giants
is a break in the concrete where one single fragile flower grows.
Your struggle is stunning
and your bravery is beautiful.
I hope you choose to grow
in places no one ever
thought possible.
- r.m. broderick


Everything is dark
It's more than you can take
But you catch a glimpse of sun light
Shining, shining down on your face
- Andrew Belle



When you think of giving up
Just know, you might think you're dying but you won't
And you feel the love stepping out of you
But when you think of giving up, don't

Bang your head against the wall
You may feel light headed, but you won't crawl, no, you won't fall
You will rise above it all
You'll find what you're searching for
And you may feel light headed
You think you're gonna hit the floor
Instead you rise above it all
- Sia


Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay


You'd be taking way too many pictures on your phone.
Showing them off to everybody that you know back home.
And even some you don't yeah
They say now you're in a better place
And I would be too if I could see your face.

You should be here, standing with your arm around me here.
Cutting up, cracking a cold beer, saying cheers, hey y'all it's sure been a good year.
It's one of those moments, that's got your name written all over it.
And you know that if I had just one wish it'd be that you didn't have to miss this.
You should be here.

You'd be loving this, you'd be freaking out, you'd be smiling, yeah
I know you'd be all about what's going on right here right now.
God I wish somehow you could be here.

Oh you should be here.
- Cole Swindell


The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
- John 1:5


You’ve survived every single day,
for as long as you’ve been alive.
You could spit fire if you wanted.
- Clementine von Radics


Time heals all wounds. And if it doesn’t, you name them something other than wounds and agree to let them stay.
- Emma Forrest


When you're driving down an empty highway
You're surrounded by the sky and sea
When you're seeing such a thing of beauty
Do you think of me?
Think of me
- Rosi Golan


A longing to connect is everpresent. Whenever anything significant or insignificant happens , I want to share it with you like I always have. But, I can’t. And, when this happens, which is all the time, it makes me grieve all over again.

- Stephanie Wittels Wachs, The New Normal


I tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands.
- Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc


Those Christmas lights light up the street
Down where the sea and city meet
May all your troubles soon be gone
Oh Christmas lights, keep shining on
Those Christmas lights light up the street
Maybe they'll bring her back to me
Then all my troubles will be gone
Oh Christmas lights, keep shining on
- Coldplay


You can't be everybody's cup of tea
Some like it bitter, some like it sweet
Nobody's everybody's favorite
So you might as well just make it how you please
'Cause you can't be everybody's cup of tea
- Kacey Musgraves


The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand.
- Katniss, Catching Fire


I will be stronger than my sadness.
- Aysel, My Heart & Other Black Holes


Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it.
 - Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables


She's imperfect but she tries
She is good but she lies
She is hard on herself
She is broken and won't ask for help
She is messy but she's kind
She is lonely most of the time
She is all of this mixed up
And baked in a beautiful pie
She is gone but she used to be mine.
- Sara Bareilles


Fate whispers to the man "You cannot withstand the storm" and the man whispers back - "I am the storm."
- 556 Productions


Give me all the strength I need to carry on
So let the light guide your way
Hold every memory as you go
And every road you take will always lead you home, home
It's been a long day without you my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
- Charlie Puth


There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
- John Lennon


Self-love is a good thing but self-awareness is more important. You need to once in a while go "Uh, I’m kind of an a-hole."
- Louis C.K.