Be grateful for the wound that pushes you towards God.
When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.
Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet (via pureblyss)

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Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
Andy Rooney (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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Anytime you’re gonna grow, you’re gonna lose something. You’re losing what you’re hanging onto to keep safe. You’re losing habits that you’re comfortable with, you’re losing familiarity.

James Hillman


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When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits - anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.
Kim McMillen  (via thatkindofwoman)

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Which do you want: the pain of staying where you are, or the pain of growth?
Judith Hanson Lasater (via hederafleuron)

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With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.

— Ernest Hemingway


— Ernest Hemingway

I desire to be more, do more. Not because my heart is not full but because I know it can continue to grow.
You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one.
Henry David Thoreau  (via thatkindofnature)

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in the end
i want my heart
to be covered
in stretch marks
Andrea Gibson   (via thatkindofwoman)

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I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.
Tracee Ellis Ross, in an interview for UPTOWN (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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