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"I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings."

- note to self   (via smellbefore-rain)

(Source: c0ntemplations, via seamsewswell)

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You better come on in my kitchen Babe, it’s goin’ to be rainin’ outdoors.

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"For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness."

- Andy Rooney (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: simply-quotes, via knotformation)

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"Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away."

- George Eliot (via stonypathsstrongshoes)

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"Drop Thy still dews of quietness,
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy peace."

- John Greenleaf Whittier, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (via contrariansoul)

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"A lot of our dysfunction is looking for affirmation in the wrong places. A lot of our brokenness is trying to buy love, win love, earn love, be loved by people who will never love us."

- Erwin McManus // Sermon: The Power of Us // 8.31.14
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