"Hold everything with open hands. I don’t think we are ever allowed to grab hold of anything or anyone as though they matter more than the kingdom of heaven. When you hold relationships with open hands, then people come in and out of your life as gifts of grace to be cherished and enjoyed, not objects to be owned and manipulated. And then when you hold your dreams with open hands, you get to watch God resurrect what seemed dead and multiply what seemed small."
Angela Thomas, A Beautiful Offering
26: I will drink less coffee, more tea. I will be braver (I must); I will forego validation. I will be more present; I will consume less. I will be a decision maker and I will not waver.
This will be a good day.
"I realise there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go."
this is why.
"Quite simply, they have left a space that will never be filled; therefore they are, paradoxically, still here because the space is still here, and I can feel it all the time. The gap my parents left is not a vacuum, a void, a soft area of low pressure to be filled. The gap is hard-edged, chiseled by them into my life, measured by their worth, and ineradicable."
No more will I say or hear “it was his/her time to go” to make myself feel better or worse to make others feel better around me. They were in this world, they will always be in this world.
happy birthday to a grown up booger. this girl used to be the biggest crybaby and now she doesn’t cry but she’s a good driver and a good dancer and the coolest girl i know. i love you beautiful in every way @christunas see you soon!