Give People A Chance

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People aren’t always what you want them to be. Sometimes they disappoint you or let you down, but you have to give them a chance first. You can’t just meet someone and expect them to be everything you’re looking for and then be angry when they’re not every hope and aspiration you projected onto them. It’s foolish to believe that someone will be what you imagine them to be. And sometimes, when you give them a chance, they turn out to be better than you imagined. Different, but better.
Chloe Rattray

We assume others show love the same way we do — and if they don’t, we worry it’s not there.

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Learn How To Walk Away

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Do yourself a favor and learn how to walk away. When a connection starts to fade, learn how to let it go. When a person starts to mistreat you, learn how to move on to something and someone better. Don’t waste your energy trying to force something that isn’t meant to be. Because the truth is, for every one person who doesn’t value you, there are tons more waiting to love you better. Do better.
Reyna Biddy

One can cut the body, and it will heal — but do it over and over again in the same spot, and you will scar. The soul cannot be so different.
Brandon Sanderson, The Emperor’s Soul

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Let Go Of What Is Broken

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I’ve learned a lot this year. I learned that things don’t always turn our the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I’ve learned that there are things that go wrong that don’t always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before. I’ve learned that some broken things stay broken, and I’ve learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you.
Jennifer Weiner

Be strong enough to let go, and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.

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Fall In Love With Your Friends

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You will fall in love with your friends. Deep, passionate love. You will create a second family with them, a kind of tribe that makes you feel less vulnerable. Sometimes our families can’t love us all the time. Sometimes we’re born into families who don’t know how to love us properly. They do as much as they can but the rest is up to our friends. They can love you all the time, without judgement. At least the good ones can.
Ryan O’ Connell

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You And All Your One Million Layers

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Wait for someone who love you differently. One who can see the fire in your soul, and the child in your laugh, and the ocean in your heart.

You are worth finding. Worth knowing. Worth loving. You and all your one million layers. Always hold that close.
Danielle Doby

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