This is probably one of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen (via smartprettyandawkward)
I’m a huge fan of Allie McKenna’s post today, and not just because it references the greatest tv show ever. It’s a great message and a great reminder of how love should be.
Check it out!
Found this poem over at Young Married Chic.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Louis de Bernieres
Love is a temporary madness,
it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together
that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathlessness,
it is not excitement,
it is not the promulgation of eternal passion.
That is just being “in love” which any fool can do.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away,
and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground,
and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches,
they find that they are one tree and not two.
A quote filled with good advice from one of my all-time favorite movies, When Harry Met Sally. Sally says to Harry:
“You can’t express every feeling you have every moment you have them.”
I love this quote. As every one of my friends (and my mother) would tell you, I have a hard time suppressing my emotions when I feel them. Sometimes this is good. If I’m excited, looking forward to something, or filled with passion, it’s awesome to feel, see and show exactly how I’m feeling. But when I get impatient, frustrated or just plain pissed off… welll it’s not so pleasant.
I don’t really know how to compartmentalize my feelings and say “Okay Allie, let’s put this aside for now and come back to it later when it’s more appropriate”. Instead my mind is telling me “What are you doing, let’s solve this now!! We need to talk about it and yell about it and figure out what is happening and why, no waiting allowed!”
So lately, I’ve been trying to repeat Sally’s quote to myself. Expressing and acting on every emotion whenever I have them is not going to get me far. Sometimes it’s better to cool off, think, and then act.
Easier said than done..?
Saw this on Lemondrop and loved it.
Especially number 5: “Imagine the Possibilities” Think of every interest that you have ever wanted to pursue but have never found the time, then try a few. I bet we would be very surprised if we added up the countless hours that were spent on unhealthy, destructive relationships. A Buddhist adage says something like: “If you weren’t thinking about that which makes you unhappy, what would you be thinking about?”
too often we spend our breakups mourning what we’ve lost instead of thinking about all the things we can gain. Have you been meaning to read a specific book but just haven’t gotten around to it yet? Go to Barnes and Noble and pick it up! Wanted to go hiking? Grab a girlfriend and go for a day trip. The possibilities are endless. Turn your focus to them.
read the rest here: 5 Tips to Surviving a Breakup