Some Things You Need to Know in Order to Forgive Yourself

writingsforwinter:

  1. Most pain is only temporary, but other kinds of pain rise and spread like yeast into something too dense for any stomach to handle. The seeds of pain are the seeds we sow with our own hands- when we view our bodies as mistakes or as places to carve map lines into without having a clue about the destination.
  2. Hands are the only parts of the body that speak real language. Whether they shake or remain still, whether they reach out or stay clenched, they reveal the entire universe.
  3. Some parents tell their children they’re beautiful because in the midst of a darkness that deep, they don’t know what else to say. It doesn’t mean their children aren’t really beautiful; it just means that sometimes words aren’t enough to close wounds.
  4. When a couple throws salt over their shoulder at a wedding, it doesn’t always symbolize a tradition or the start of a new life. In some cases, it just symbolizes a life being thrown away, a life both of them would rather have spent alone. Because sooner or later, we all end up wishing for silence.
  5. It’s not anarchy to love yourself. It’s forgiveness.
  6. Most of the time when someone lies awake at night and thinks about someone else so much that they’re unable to fall asleep, it’s because they’d rather be awake with the thought of another person besides themselves circling their head.
  7. Some people love until the very end. The ones who love from the very beginning are the rarest of all.
  8. That magic trick that involves an audience member’s body supposedly being cut in half is really just a metaphor for breakups. One half of your body is your own, and the other half belongs to the person you used to be with. The hardest part is learning how to get rid of their half and become yourself again.
  9. Tattoos represent all the words a person never had the courage to say aloud. Skin speaks louder than vocal cords ever could.
  10. Regret is more powerful than any poison.
  11. Sometimes home isn’t a place, but a person.
  12. Every neuron in the brain means something. Even though human beings are so complex, it’s still too simple to be sad.
  13. The greatest love affair you’ll ever miss out on is yourself.
"Writing a complete novel is time consuming, frustrating, nerve wrecking, and most of the time your work is under valued, under appreciated, and taken for granted. So why do authors do it? Because not writing at all, feels far worse."

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tinastryingtofindpeace replied to your post: Still commited

Props to you, that’s great.

Thank you :)

iamlainface replied to your post: Still commited

If you miss it too much, drink tea instead! I barely remember what juice is…

I just leaned back and said “truuue” lol. Thanks for the tip!

dlhjamison replied to your post: Still commited

Once you start drinking more water nothing else is as fulfilling as it was before. Keep it up.

So true. I will!

Still commited

I gave up juice for Lent (which ended yesterday) and vowed to only drink water. If only y’all knew how much juice I used to drink before that smh…Not healthy.

I was so dedicated to give it up that I, shockingly, don’t even miss it.

…Maybe a tad bit lol. My aim is to keep it at baby steps.