I will love you if I never see you again, and I will love you if I see you every Tuesday.
I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right.
Sarah Addison Allen (via starrynightsxoxo)
Is something driving you crazy, making you sad or stressing you out? Tell God. That’s it. That’s prayer. You don’t have to pray about big world issues or the eternal salvation of someone’s soul. It’s simply your chance to talk about what’s bothering you to your Heavenly Dad who loves you with an unending love. The more real and raw and honest and unscripted it is, the better. The more ‘you’ it is, the better.