Stop focusing on your past mistakes. Don't be ashamed of the things that you've done. We all have made mistakes. Don't you see? All of those things helped shape you into the beautiful person that you are today! Hold your head up high because you didn't allow your past mistakes to consume you. You learned! You conquered! You became a better you. Be proud of who you are today!
An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation: You find it. People are naturally drawn like magnets to those who know who they are and cannot be shaken!
Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.
If you feel like no one cares about you, think again. Look in the mirror because the person you see, needs you more than anyone else.
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.
We all have a certain vision of who we want to be. There are times when we put the blame on others for our weaknesses and failures in life. For some reason, no one seems to be happy about who they are now and how their life has turned out to be. But if you come to think of it, you are exactly who you need to be. You just don't realize it yet.
The most adventurous journey to embark on - is the journey to yourself, the most exciting thing to discover - is who you really are, the most treasured pieces that you can find - are all the pieces of you, the most special portrait you can recognize - is the portrait of your soul.
Some steps need to be taken alone. It's the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.
A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.
Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.
It's all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.
Never be afraid to be loud, be afraid to have no voice. Never be afraid of the thoughts of others, be afraid of not being true to who you are. Your own style makes you who you are, don't adopt someone's your not.
Be your own best friend. Have your own back, fight for yourself, love yourself. Be willing to do everything you can to make yourself happy.
Do what you love, be what you want to be and not what others want you to be, Be you.
Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them.
Use the opportunity of being single to love yourself and focus on making you a better person.
Single is no longer a lack of options but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day happily and let your ever after work itself out.
Some people are like dark clouds, when they disappear, it's a brighter day. Know when its time to let go. Removing negative people from your life doesn't mean you hate them, it just means that you love yourself more.
There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?
Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can't accept who you are.
A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.
How would your life be different if you stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day you stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.
I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don't want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own critic. It's high time that I accept all the great things about me.
Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself.
May you never steal, lie, or cheat, but if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows, and if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life, and if you must cheat, then please cheat death because I couldn't live a day without you.
I love you because you're what inspires the sun to rise each morning. It's the thought of you that encourages me to crawl out of bed with a smile on my face each day.
A woman can give a man a million reasons to be faithful, and he will find one reason to cheat. A man can give a woman a million reasons to cheat, and she will find one reason to be faithful.
If someone tries to pull you down, it only means you are above them.
When forever becomes a place...when forever ceases to be just a word, when it ceases to be a just a measurement of time, but instead becomes a place where soul mates can dance to the song in their hearts, that is a reflection of true love.
The ones who say you can't and you won't are probably the ones scared that you will.
I don't understand dating.. and the other things that people do.. all I know is that you ought to find the one you recognize. The one who gives you four arms, four legs, four eyes, and has the other half of your heart. There's only one of those, so what are all the other things for? Like dating?
Chicago gave me more music than any other city in America.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Since the first day I met you,that first glance at your eyes,the first time you told me you loved me, my life was changed forever, your love made me who I am today,your presence in my life inspires me to be better every day, I love you with all my senses.
Gossip is just a tool to distract people who have nothing better to do from feeling jealous of those few of us still remaining with noble hearts.
Falling in love is very real, but I used to shake my head when people talked about soul mates, poor deluded individuals grasping at some supernatural ideal not intended for mortals but sounded pretty in a poetry book. Then, we met, and everything changed, the cynic has become the converted, the sceptic, an ardent zealot.
Love is not an equation, it is not a contract, and it is not a happy ending. Love is the slate under the chalk, the ground that buildings rise, and the oxygen in the air. It is the place you come back to, no matter where your headed.
You only need one man to love you. But him to love you free like a wildfire, crazy like the moon, always like tomorrow, sudden like an inhale and overcoming like the tides. Only one man and all of this.
Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.
When in a relationship, a real man doesn't make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.
Happiness is only real when shared.
If you give up on love because of what your EX did to you you're letting your EX control your love life, and stop you from finding the one.
Sometimes the things that are felt the most are expressed between two souls over the distance and over time...where no words abide. And others may speak freely, live with one another freely, express themselves freely just like everyone else, but then there is you... you have no words for proof of reassurance, no tokens of professed love, but you have something. Something worth keeping.
I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.
Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.
It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.
Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.
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