I woke up in tears
With you by my side
A breath of relief
And I realized
No, we're not promised tomorrow
So I'm gonna love you
Like I'm gonna lose you
I'm gonna hold you
Like I'm saying goodbye wherever we're standing
I won't take you for granted 'cause we'll never know when
When we'll run out of time
- Meghan Trainor


Rain on roof outside window, gray light, deep covers and warm blankets. Rain and nip of autumn in air; nostalgia, itch to work better and bigger. That crisp edge of autumn.
- Sylvia Plath


Facing it — always facing it — that’s the way to get through.
- Joseph Conrad





Happy is the heart that still feels pain
Darkness drains and light will come again
Swing open up your chest and let it in
Just let the love, love, love begin
- Ingrid Michaelson


I was made for sunny days
I made do with grey, but I didn't stay
I was made for sunny days
And I was made for you
 - The Weepies


Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
- John Wayne


I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln


One of the most courageous decisions you will ever make is to finally let go of whatever is hurting your heart and soul.
- Brigitte Nicole


I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. Because those bad things aren’t you. They are just things that happen to you. You need to accept that who you are and the things that happen to you, are not one and the same.
- Colleen Hoover


This is about my someday daughter, already stung stained with insecurity begging, "Mom, will I be pretty?" I will wipe that question from your mouth like cheap lipstick and answer, "No, the word 'pretty' is unworthy of everything you will be and no child of mine will be contained in five letters. You will be pretty intelligent, pretty creative, pretty amazing, but, you will never be merely pretty."
- Katie Makkai



The things that make me different are the things that make me.
- Winnie the Pooh


They say the best blaze burns brightest, when the circumstances are at their worst.
- Sophie, Howl's Moving Castle


Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.
- Donna Ball


The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
- Ritu Ghatourey


Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.
- Mary Shelley


Forgiving isn’t something you do for someone else. It’s something you do for yourself. It’s saying, ‘You’re not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.’ It’s saying, ‘You don’t get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future.’
- Jodi Picoult


You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
- Maya Angelou


Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay


The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day.
- Robert Frost


He was my North, my South , my East and my West
My working week and my Sunday rest
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever, I was wrong.
- W.H. Auden


Life is not perfect. It never will be. You just have to make the very best of it, and you have to open your heart to what the world can show you; and sometimes it's terrifying, and sometimes it's incredibly beautiful, and I'll take both. Thanks.
- Graham Nash


When you come to one of the many moments in life when you must give an account of yourself, provide a ledger of what you have been, and done, and meant to the world, do not, I pray, discount that you filled a dying man’s days with a sated joy, a joy unknown to me in all my prior years, a joy that does not hunger for more and more, but rests, satisfied. In this time, right now, that is an enormous thing.


I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny,
but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.
- The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss


She is delightfully chaotic; a beautiful mess. Loving her is a splendid adventure.
- Steve Maraboli


In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.

- Maya Angelou


Just because everything's changing
Doesn't mean it's never been this way before
All you can do is try to know who your friends are
As you head off to the war
Pick a star on the dark horizon and follow the light
You'll come back when it's over
No need to say goodbye
- Regina Spektor, The Call


I may not always be with you the way that I want to be, but I will never leave your side. 
- Kristina, Parenthood