"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking."

Maya Angelou, from Letter To My Daughter  (via jarelion)

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Yachats, OR
(September 2014)

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"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water can wear away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does."

Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad  (via jarelion)

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my biggest fear is I’m married & my husband says, “let’s cut sugar out of our diet” so I have to leave with the kids in the middle of the night

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For the first time in my life I have a huge zit on my face. Thanks, 26.

"They All Want You"- Lissie

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