This is why it hurts the way it hurts.

You have too many words in your head. There are too many ways to describe the way you feel. You will never have the luxury of a dull ache.

You must suffer through the intricacy of feeling too much.

— Iain S. Thomas, I Wrote This For You 

“We were made to be the things that he is: forgivers, redeemers, second chance-givers, truth-tellers, hope-bringers. And we were certainly, absolutely, made to be creators.”

— Shauna Niequist

“Keep the earth below my feet. From my sweat, my blood runs weak. Let me learn from where I have been. Keep my eyes to serve, my hands to learn.”

— Below My Feet // Mumford & Sons 

“Nothing hurts a good soul and the kind heart more than to live amongst people who can’t understand it.”

— Yasmin Mogahed 
Mumford & Sons Below My Feet

“I plan to live out the rest of my life standing in the light of vulnerability and authenticity—-and I will embrace anyone who courageously meets me there.”

— Rachel Macy Stafford 

“Take your time getting dressed this morning; read a book, make yourself some breakfast. The world can wait.”

— The art of recovery 

“I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.”

— John Steinbeck