“While I can’t have you, I long for you. I am the kind of person who would miss a train or a plane to meet you for coffee. I’d take a taxi across town to see you for ten minutes. I’d wait outside all night if I thought you would open the door in the morning. If you call me and say ‘Will you…’ my answer is ‘Yes’, before your sentence is out. I spin worlds where we could be together. I dream you. For me, imagination and desire are very close”— Jeanette Winterson. (via color-blind)
I just want to say this: I started tumblr back in 2010 so I could write and share what I wrote and since then I reblog a lot of pictures and rarely write anything on here.
But I want to say regarding sadness and heartache and depression, loneliness and anxiety and all those negative emotions we feel - I want to say this:
Life can seem like it sucks sometimes. It can be really hard. It can seem like a mountain of woes, an avalanche of stress - it can be really intense. However, there is something good you can find in each day- and even if it’s something as simple as an uneventful day, trust me, those days are wonderful when the events of previous days were utter insanity.
You have to try to find the good in your bad days. And I know, I know, sometimes it’s like bad weeks, months, years - I been there, too. I’m not some positive peppy person going, “Calm down.” “It’ll be OK.” “Turn that frown right side ‘round.” ‘Cause all of us who hear that when we are having a series of bad moments know that sayings like that don’t help.
What does? Keep on keeping on. Seriously, just get through that day. Go to bed. Wake up. Tackle a new day. Find something positive. Maybe it was the pretty butterfly that flew by and it was the only damn thing all day - well, focus on that butterfly then. You just sometimes have to find joy in the little things so you make it through those darker days to better ones.
Haven’t found better days? They’ll come. With age. With time. With change. Sometimes you wake up and go for a few days and it suddenly dawns on you - “Whoa, I’m not sad! I haven’t been sad!” and sometimes you actually feel like you’re on Cloud Nine.
Keep those days in your heart. Feed them good feelings. Capture them in photos. Write them down. Revisit them when you’re having awful days.
Bad days don’t define you or your life.
You just have to take the strength you have and help others with their woes, and one day, like the caterpillar who comes forth from darkness, you’ll realize you have wings. You’ll try to fly and won’t be able to and you’ll cry and think you’re a worthless butterfly and then, you’ll wait, and the sun will warm your wings and you’ll be flying….. and those darker days will be behind you - but it takes time, little by little.
Anyways, there’s my thoughts on the matter. Fresh air, cheerful sounds and helping others really does make you feel warm inside - even if for a bit. That little bit of time makes all the difference in what could be a bad day.