"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don’t, you will leak away your innate contentment. It’s easy enough to pray when you’re in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments."
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via observando)
"Και μερικές φορές αναρωτιέμαι τι ένιωθα για εσένα ; ηταν τόσο δυνατός ο πόνος που μου προκάλεσες ; Ηταν έρωτας ; Ετσι ειναι ο έρωτας ; Και αν ναι μετα σε αφήνει παντα ανεστητο ;"
"If you asked me to crawl into
your bed tonight and warm your cold heart, I would. I’d forget about the venom
you pumped into my system
when you told me goodbye
and just lie there with you in
my arms, as if the word had
never made it past your lips
the first time."
- it’s been one year and i still think about what it could have been like // Haley Hendrick (via s-k-e-t-c-h-e-d)