If you don’t pray often, you won’t gain a love for praying. Prayer is work, and therefore it is not very appealing to our natural sensibilities. But the simple rule for prayer is this: Begin praying and your taste for prayer will increase. The more you pray, the more you will acquire the desire for prayer, the energy for prayer, and the sense of purpose in prayer.

—Leslie Ludy  (via pureblyss)

(Source: proverbs31v25, via the-solstice)

I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they’re here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It’s like looking at all the students and wondering who’s had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who did the heart breaking. And wondering why.

—Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower  (via obstinate-and-headstrong)

(Source: observando, via solipsisia)

You deserve the kind of love you would give someone else.

—#127: (February 3, 2014)

(Source: write2014, via the-solstice)