Rebecca, age 8:
When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.
Terri, age 4:
Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.
Danny, age 7:
Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.
Nikka, age 6:
If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.
Elaine, age 5:
Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.
Chris, age 7:
Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.
Mary Ann, age 4:
Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.
“Go inside and listen to your body, because your body will never lie to you. Your mind will play tricks, but the way you feel in your heart, in your guts, is the truth.”—Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements (via thefinest-blog)
“You tried to change didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake, but even when sleeping you could feel him travelling away from you in his dreams. So, what did you want to do love? Split his head open? You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that and if he wants to leave then let him leave. You are terrifying and strange and beautiful, something not everyone knows how to love.”—Warsan Shire (via -revive)
“Many people still confuse ‘attachment’ with ‘love’. Attachments are about fear and dependency, and have more to do with love of self than love of another. Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn’t about what others can give you, because you’re empty. It’s about what you can give others—because you’re already full.”—Yasmin Mogahed (via katelizabeth)
“People think they know you. They think they know how you’re handling a situation. But the truth is no one knows. No one knows what happens after you leave them, when you’re lying in bed or sitting over your breakfast alone and all you want to do is cry or scream. They don’t know what’s going on inside your head—the mind-numbing cocktail of anger and sadness and guilt. This isn’t their fault. They just don’t know. And so they pretend and they say you’re doing great when you’re really not. And this makes everyone feel better. Everybody but you.”—William H. Woodwell Jr. (via hervana)