“That’s all right,” she says, and I have to wonder how many times she’s said that to the people in her life who screwed her over somehow.
I refuse to please others at the expense of my emotional well-being. Even if it means saying “no” to people who used to hearing “yes.”
Don’t trust charming. Why? Because the boy who can talk all the right words knows it too well. Things like boys and love aren’t meant to be practiced like that, it should be a bit awkward- it should be raw.
When a guy cheats on you once, he will do it again. If he gives you butterflies, remember that when he was your boyfriend, he was kissing somebody else. The sooner you set the bar for what is acceptable, the better off you’ll be. We’ve all fallen for someone who’s not great for us, but when the alarm bell starts ringing, you have to listen.
The point of simple living, for me has got to be:
A soft place to land
A wide margin of error
Room to breathe
Lots of places to find baseline happiness in each and every day.