To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on April 9, 2014 in Picture Quotes
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“There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.”

Emery Allen

10 Comments

  1. kathy April 9, 2014 Reply

    I am going thru this stuff right now my only friends for5years have ended the friendship 2 young children I was there only constent in life. It is like a bad awful death I started some councilling but this will take years. Thanks for having stuff like this .I am 50 and I am broken by this. How I would love to fall asleep in the woods but I live 1hr from the rocky mountains of Western Canada. Bear country..

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      Brigitte April 9, 2014 Reply

      You are welcome Kathy, from one Canadian to another, Brigitte

  2. Therese April 9, 2014 Reply

    Love that I had just written something similar and was just having gratitude and here you are with this

    Thanks

    I enjoy reading of all of these

  3. Ellaine April 9, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful words of inspiration with us. I am now in the process of loving myself… a work in progress…

  4. KatyJ April 10, 2014 Reply

    This is so true.
    Took me 2 failed marriages and reaching “middle age” to work it out for myself but I got there!

  5. Lynn April 10, 2014 Reply

    Spot on there Katy, took me 2 failed marriages and in my 40’s to love being on my own!

  6. Amabel Eugenio July 25, 2014 Reply

    Thank you so much for every inspiring quotes, messages you post. I have been with my weakest point in my life before and through reading from your post it helps a lot and inspired me:) God bless.

  7. Manuj September 4, 2014 Reply

    Well,indeed the above words mean better life than dull drag.i m caught up in the same and just trying to lift myself up with business going down,no personal relationship and no one around for sharing.

  8. Florence Russell October 30, 2014 Reply

    In tears reading these lessons … thank you for sharing. Very meaningful and touching to the soul.

  9. Ron April 18, 2015 Reply

    Kathy,
    Thank you for the push I needed, i’am 54 years young and I am just learning to love myself. Last summer spent a week in a rustic cabin by myself with God most peace I had in my life.

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