…behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins.
— Mitch Albom, For One More Day (via bookishthingsblog)
I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
— Jonathan Carroll (via aquaticuss)
Life is a series of pulls back and forth… A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. Most of us live somewhere in the middle. A wrestling match…Which side win? Love wins. Love always wins
— ― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie (via justbesplendid)
The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to those things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.
— Woody Allen (via thatkindofwoman)