“That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are.”—Paulo Coehlo (via sketchmedesire)
Do you ever get that feeling when you know people are replacing you and forgetting that you exist? And the only thing you can do is sit there and watch them leave you because if they really wanted to stick around, there would be no need for someone else. And it starts killing you inside but you can’t do anything because in the back of your head, you know everyone deserves a better friend in their life than you.
“I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.”—Shana Abé (via awelltraveledwoman)