“I’m beginning to realize that real happiness isn’t something large and looming on the horizon ahead, but something small, numerous and already here. The smile of someone you love. A decent breakfast. The warm sunset. Your little everyday joys, all lined up in a row”
-Beau Taplin //little everyday joys

“Life is to short not to have the underwear, the coffee and the haircut you want”

“I hope i never get tired of the night sky, of thunderstorms, of watching cream make galaxies in my coffee. I hope i never grow to be someone who can no longer see the small beautiful things”

"Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now."
-Eckhart Tolle

"Be happy. Even if the only thing that makes you happy is your morning tea. Live for that morning tea intake. Make it marvelous.Get excited about it. Buy mugs, buy a tea maker, buy a massive stock of teas so you can have an endless variety. Maybe learn how to make it, open up a tea business. Let that small happiness, whatever it is, become your passion. It’s what will keep you alive.”

“Just because you don’t look like somebody you think is attractive doesn’t mean you arent attractive. Flowers are pretty but so are christmas lights and they look nothing alike.”

“The worst thing in the world can happen, but the next day the sun will come up. And you will eat your toast. And you will drink your tea.”
-Rhian Ellis//After Life

“Burn your tongue on a cup of tea. Eat too much chocolate. Cry for a few hours. Cry for a few days. It’s okay to make mistakes and it’s okay to not be okay; you will always learn how to heal.”
-(via Fraagmented)

“So what? you failed your finals. You gained some weight. So what? You’re single again. You lost your job. So what? What now? You live. You try again. That’s what.”

“Always make sure you find something to look forward to every day. A cup of coffee tomorrow morning, wearing your favorite sweater this week, a phone call from your family, knowing you’ll see someone you love on Friday. Having something to look forward to can mean all the difference between a shitty week, and a marvelous week.”


“You still have a lot left to live for. Rooftop dances, beach bonfires, forehead kisses, and love. Endless love. There’s so much good in the world. And though it might seem as if life doesn’t balance out all the bad at once, it will in your lifetime. And you will be happy”

“I wanna go on a roadtrip someday. Alone or with someone i love. I wanna get away. Explore places. Sleep in the car. Stop a a lot just to admire the view. Visit museums and try out coffee shops. Listen to my favorite albums while driving. Have a polaroid camera. Take pretty pictures of the sunrise. Take a picture of myself. Run through a forest. Chase fog. Chase the sun. Spend hours on a field making flower crown. Feel the wind in my hair. Buy souvenirs. Meet people. Take time to observe. I wanna make memories. I wanna feel alive.”

“I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on. I want to paint because i want to, and not because i I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up slowly, with no place to rush og to. I want not to be governed by money or clocks or any of the artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself. I just want to be, boundless and infinite.”

“Walk outside on a clear night and just look up
into the sky. You are sitting on a planet
spinning around in the middle of absoloutely
-Michael A. Singer//The Untethered Soul

“Id there’s even a slight chance at getting something that will make you happy, risk it. Life’s to short, and happiness is too rare.”
-A.R. Lucas

“It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see ourselves. We don’t watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chests rising and falling with our own rhytm. We don’t see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. You don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when you’re laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly yourself.”

“Maybe you just have to live for the small things, like being called pretty or someone picking up the pen you dropped or laughing so hard that your stomach hurts. Maybe that’s all that really matters at the end of the day”

“If you’re going to measure your self-worth by a number, you might as well do it by how many times you’ve cried yourself laughing, or how many books you’ve closed with a funny warm feeling in your heart. It might as well be counted by the number of people who have been lucky enough to have you in their lives, or the amount of fluffy marshmallows you can fit inside your mouth. Your worth could be determined by the number of different places around the world that have had the privilege of being graced by your presence, or how many tiny droplets of rain you’ve seen drip down your window. Or, darling, maybe it’s something else completely for you… Don’t you see? You get to choose your own worth. It’s all up to you. Whatever it is, just promise me you’ll never let anybody dictate how much you mean to yourself.”

“You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.”

“When I say I want to live my life to the fullest, I don’t mean partying and getting drunk every weekend. I mean that I want to have brunches with my godmother, buy flowers for my mother for no reason and bake cookies after midnight just because I feel like it. I want to have Disney marathons with my friends sing along to the songs, go berry picking and eat the fresh berries for breakfast, read books that make be laugh and cry, compliment strangers and have pajama parties with my friends. That’s what I think living life to the fullest is.”

“It’s simple really, these lives that we lead.
We can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone, yet so many of us sit in misery, displeased with the existence that we get to call our own. If you’re unhappy then pack a bag, leave. Go to Iowa, Africa, Paris. Buy a plane ticket, quit your job, change your major, enroll in those night classes you’ve always thought about taking. There are so many things that you can do to add adventure and substance to the small amount of time that you’ve been given on this big blue marble we get to call home. So roll down hills at midnight, skinny dip at 3am, kiss in the fucking rain. But don’t you dare sit on your ass and complain about the “could have”s or the “what if”s. Go out right now, adopt a dog, ask that cute boy on a date, start a conversation with a stranger at a coffee shop. Don’t sit around, rotting, waiting for life to happen. Set out to find your meaning and your certainty. You are the creator of your destiny, your fate. You hold your own life in the palm of your hands, give it meaning, give it passion, make it great.”

“Stay alive for nights spent on the beach. Stay alive for long car rides and short plane rides.
Stay alive for ice cream for breakfast and breakfast for dinner. Stay alive for the feeling you get on Christmas Eve, or when you turn a year older, or when you bite into you favorite food. Stay alive for your first date, and your first heartbreak. Stay alive for traveling and writing and meeting new people. Stay alive for music, for art, for whatever you’re interested in. Pursue these things. Don’t you think for a second that you must stay alive for someone else. YOU stay alive for yourself because YOU have to be alive to experience these things.”
-Annie W//Stay Alive

“Appreciate everything. Appreciate it when you go out on the street and the light is green, appreciate it when someone gives you a small candy, appreciate every compliment you receive, appreciate every breath that someone takes before they tell you something because they took it for you. Appreciate. Even the bad things because there’s no better thing than balance and balance doesn’t exist without the bad things. Appreciate your balance. Appreciate your life. Appreciate yourself.”

“Most of our childhood is stored not in photos, but in certain biscuits, lights of day, smells, and textures og carpet.”

“I am happy when I eat fresh fruit, when I burst out laughing, when I discover a new song, when I finish a good book, when I wake up and feel relaxed. I’m glad to have friends, family, a home, food when I’m hungry and hot water when I shower. I love being able to live and see the seasons change, to have gifts at Christmas and at my birthday, to travel sometimes, to have a good education and a great access to culture. I’m flattered when people compliment me, when people smile at me, when people are polite to me. There are so many things that make life so simple and easy and I will always think about them more than all the bad things that will happen to me. I do not have time to be sad every day and ungrateful; I have every reason in the world to be happy.”

“All I want to do in life is to curl my hair and make scones and take pictures and sleep and listen to music and wear dresses and draw and play the keyboard and read books and put flowers in my hair and run and play in the mud and make puzzles and collect poetry and look at stars and go to the beach and go for long car rides and paint my nails and make coffee and climb trees and wear sweaters and laugh and pierce my ears and find a good pen and make snowmen and cut my hair and paint and live life to the fullest”

“You are so used to your features, you don’t know how beautiful you look to a stranger”

“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy untill you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you”

“We think were made of numbers. Percentages on tests, pounds on a scale, likes on a photo, price tags on clothes. But we’re not. We are made of love and happiness and the way we laugh. We’re made of good memories and late nights and past curfews. We have more substance than numbers”

“Spend money. Change your hairstyle. Sell your old clothes and pursue your new style with the money you get from it. Be strong. Be patient. Get drunk if you want to, but not every weekend. Buy a chocolate bar every week when your favorite tv show is on. Take hot baths. Wake up early. Start jogging. Write. Find a friend who will listen to you and don’t stop until you findt it. Study. Read. Write some more. Buy bath bubbles and bath more. Adore your body. Shave, for yourself. Book flights for next spring. Cry. Learn to be in silence. Learn to stand being alone. Drink lots of tea. Get ready for christmas. Eat chocolate. Meditate. Stretch. Buy overprized coffee. Learn to be with yourself”

“There are a few things in life so beautiful they hurt: swimmming in the ocean while it rains, reading alone in empty libraries, the sea of stars that appear when you’re miles away from the neon lights of the city, bars after 2am, walking in the wilderness, all the phases of the moon, the things we do not know about the univers, and you”

“Note to self: none of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in you heart like a hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.”

“Someone somewhere is buying their new favorite book, or a coffee for the pretty girl alone by the window, or suprising someone for their birthday, or hugging their best friend, or hearing their favorite song come on the radio, or watching a sunset, or kissing their crush, or getting the keys to their first apartment, or binge watching their favorite tv show… Those are the things to stay alive for.”

“Be present. Make love. Make tea. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant, water it. Make your bed. Make someone else’s bed. Have a smart mouth, and a quick wit. Run. Make art. Create. Swim in the ocean. Swim in the rain. Take chances. Ask questions. Make mistakes. Learn. Know your worth. Love fiercely. Forgive quickly. Let go of what doesn’t make you happy. Grow.”
-Paulo Coelho

“There are endless reasons to be happy; like when you discover your new favorite song, when you stick your head out the window when you’re driving downhill and the wind is hitting your face , when you’re cuddled in blankets watching The Breakfast Club on a Saturday morning while its pouring down rain outside, when you’re simply breathing this very second. People tend to forget everything they have and focus on what they don’t.”

“I love that moment. When you’re on a long car ride, or listening to music, or reading. And you completely zone out. You forget your troubles, and everyone around you. You’re focused on that one thing, and that one thing only. You’re content, and everything seems peaceful.”

“With a little coffee and a little sunlight, your troubles will get smaller and the world will keep standing”
-Richard Webber//Grey’s anatomy

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When
you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all
-Bill Watterson//Calvin and Hobbs

“Waking up in the middle of the night to soft raing and knowing you’ve still god hours to sleep, when you’re toasty warm and comfortable og sleep has made you forget about all your worries and responsibilities and you go back to sleep feeling as content as ever, has got to be one of the best things in the world”

“Love is the smell of sunscreen, warm cement under your feet, dancing to an old record, midnight snacking on the kitchen floor, classic movie marathons, wood floors and bay windows, laughing until you cry and crying until you laugh”

“there are still so many kisses and laughs and nights and days and risks worth taking and road trips and books to read and poetry to write and pictures to take. You have to believe this. Please.”

“Have a goal. Waking up earlier. Smiling. Starting to run. Making this recipe. Buying this blanket. Traveling. Saying I love you too someone. Laughing. Discovering the universe. Singing. Sewing. Having your own shop. Sleeping well. Learning to play the piano. Going to this specific place. Being at peace with yourself. Taking a picture on the top of Everest. No matter what kind of goal, have one. And fight for it. Wake up everyday with motivation, and fall asleep with a smile. Live your life to the fullest, every second. Do exactly what you want, and accomplish it. You are the master of your life. You decide. You create. So go. Never doubt your capacities, and go.”

“I love the sound of rain on the concrete floor and how it smells. I love how raindrops fall on my face and roll down my cheeks. I love unmade beds and staying in bed all day while watching movies. I love unexpected shopping trips and i love the smell of flowers. I love the hoodie season and long sleeves. I love dancing to my favorite song. I love a little change in my style and oversized T-shirts. I love ice-cream in bed and I love late night strolls in the market area. I love hugging you and hearing your heartbeat. I love feeling protected and being independent. I love when people don’t try hard to impress and let down. I love messy hair. I love surprises and I love mystery. I love the night life of the city and the freshness of the country. I love natural pretty pictures and I love posing. I love compliments and I love happiness. I love singing in the mirror and behaving silly with friends. I love reading books and enjoying little things. I like underlined lines in novels and reading quotes. I love holding hands and cute nicknames. I love gazing at the stars late at night and feeling like the stars know my name and I own the world. I love the little things in life that we usually tend to ignore.”

“I have learned that people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
-Maya Angelou

“One day you’ll wake up and you’ll be in a house in a comfy bed under a nice soft quilt you dragged your husband/wife into a store to get and they’ll be there sleeping and you’ll remember back in high school when you couldn’t get a text back and you got stood up and you were cheated on and heartbroken and miserable and about to give up on love and I promise you when you see the love of your life with drool on their chin and bedhead you’ll be okay because they are the most beautiful sight and you’re happy and you’re happy and it’s okay to be sad right now because someday you’ll have that I promise.”

“Falling in love with yourself is as beautiful as any experience of love is. It’s learning to laugh at your awkward tendencies and smile at all your quirky habits. It’s learning to be grateful for the many sides you have -confident, crazy, shy, sexy, nerdy, angry, weird, and all the rest of them. It is realizing that you’re one of a kind and that you deserve to give the world the best person you can be. Falling in love with yourself is being happy in your life and knowing that in this one moment in time, you’re beautiful simply because you are you.”
-Kovie Biakolo//Falling in love with yourself

“I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything. To sit under the moon with all the time in the world, the full-speed train that is our lives slowing to a crawl. Bound by no obligations, barred by no human limitations. To speak without regret of fear or consequence. To talk for hours about what’s really important in life.”

“And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got to wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. You’ve got to sit next to the man at the train station who’s reading your favorite book and start a conversation. You’ve got to come home after a bad day and burn your skin from a shower. Then you’ve got to wash all your sheets until they smell of lemon detergent you bought for four dollars at the local grocery store. You’ve got to stop taking everything so goddamn personally. You are not the moon kissing the black sky. You’ve got to compliment someones crooked brows at an art fair and tell them that their eyes remind you of green swimming pools in mid july. You’ve got to stop letting yourself get upset about things that won’t matter in two years. Sleep in on Saturday mornings and wake yourself up early on Sunday. You’ve got to stop worrying about what you’re going to tell her when she finds out. You’ve got to stop over thinking why he stopped caring about you over six months ago. You’ve got to stop asking everyone for their opininons. Fuck it. Love yourself, kiddo. You’ve got to love yourself.”

“At some point, being angry is just another bad habit, like smoking, and you keep poisoning yourself without thinking about it.”
-Jonathan Tropper//This is where i leave you

“You have to be the kind of person who can make the best of a Tuesday. You know those people who live for the weekends? They’re wishing their life away. You have to find something worth living for or else you’ll look back and realize you’ve wasted your life away.”
-Drew Marvin//English teacher

“You wanna know what living life to the fullest actually is? It’s waking up on a Monday morning with no complaints. It’s knowing you always deserve to laugh. It’s doing what feels right no matter what. It’s doing what you want to, no matter how you stupid you look. It’s about being yourself, ‘cause no one can tell you you’re doing it wrong.”

“Get out of bed, make a hot drink and go outside. You owe yourself that much. Maybe you still cry in far too many public bathrooms, but I swear, you stay a few seconds less every time. Smile at strangers if it’s all you can do, know that life doesn’t start when the sun rises ot the credits roll but when you decide it’s time to go after what you deserve, and you deserve everything because we are alive both only once and a million times every day and every minute is something new to learn and someone new to love, and if it all crashes and burns as is so often does, cling on to hope through it all and don’t ever ever ever let it go. Start your life again whenever you need to. Repeat after me: it is not yet the end. It is not yet the end. It is not yet the end.”
-A greater Reality

“Most of us knows what to do to make our life a little better, but yet we procrastinate day by day for unknown reasons. We find little excuses for every setback in our life so that we can live to procrastinate another day. Over time, we begin to convince ourselves that the reason of our failure was because of those irrelevant excuses. But deep down inside, we still know that we are capable of so much more.
And here’s the thing: you are capable of so much more, and you will be, if you start working towards things that will make your life a little better. Slowly bit by bit, you will find yourself being so much more than you were in the past.”

“may you pick up your tea when it’s just the right temperature, and may you happen to glance out the window when the light is just how you like it.”

“God i fucking love people like right now someone is kissing their baby on the forehead for the first time and someone just went into a french bakery and is deeply inhaling and someone is dyeing their hair the color of the sky and someone just confessed their love to someone and you’re reading this post but you are alive and you will be okay and you will be happy.”

“Someone fell in love today. Someone was born today. Someone lived through something that could have killed them. Someone won back the love of their life. Someone made their parents proud. Someone survived. Someone healed. Someone let go.
Seven billion people, and some of us have just had the best day of their lives. Today may have been the very worst day of yours. But take solace and celebrate this simple fact. It wasn’t your best day today, but it’s on it’s way, because we all get lucky in turn.”
-Nikita Gill

“There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep i the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize love like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise”
-Emery Allen

"When I say I want to travel I don’t mean I want to stay at resorts and go on tours with tour guides or buy key chains from souvenir shops. I don’t want to be a tourist. When I say I want to travel I mean I want to explore another country and become part of it. I want to discover small coffee shops in Germany and Italy and France. I want to walk on beaches in Australia and browse the bookstores of England. I want to hike the Great Wall of China and go cliff diving in Hawaii I want to meet people who are not like me, but people who I can like all the same. I want to take pictures of things and places and people I meet. I want my mind to be in constant awe of life on earth. I want to see things with new eyes. I want to look at a map and be able to remember how I was transformed by the places I’ve been to the things I’ve seen and the people I’ve met. I want to come home and realize that I have not come home whole but have left a piece of my heart in each place I have been. This, I think, is what is at the heart of Adventure and this is why I plan on making my life one."

“Just as a general note You should eliminate any thought that there is an expectation that you do anything by any age. You don’t have to be married with kids by 25. It’s ok to be 16 and never been kissed. There’s nothing wrong with you if you haven’t graduated from college by 22. You’re not a failure because you don’t have your dream job at 30. There are no rules to life. You don’t get special points for achieving certain things by a deadline. Just go at your own speed. It’s not a race.”

“The best part of your lifetime will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you”

“I know today is Tuesday, and you probably assumed it sucked, but according to statistics there were 5,000 weddings, 10,000 childbirths and 42 million hugs that occurred today throughout the United States. Also today there were 4 people that won the multi million lottery. 600 dogs were adopted, 35,000 balloons sold, and 800,000 skittles eaten. Plus the words “I love you” were said over 8 million times. So again, I know today is Tuesday and you probably assume it sucked, but according to statistics it’s actually a pretty good day”