Happiness Is The Small Things

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I’m beginning to recognize that real happiness isn’t something large and looming on the horizon ahead but something small, numerous and already here. The smile of someone you love. A decent breakfast. The warm sunset. Your little everyday joys all lined up in a row.
Beau Taplin

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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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Stop Searching For Your Other Half

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Stay single until someone actually complements your life in a way that makes it better not to be single. If not, it’s not worth it.

لا أبحث عن نصفي الأخر لأنني لستُ نصفًا.
I’m not searching for my other half because I’m not a half.

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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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