“To let go isn’t to forget, not think about, or ignore. It doesn’t leave feelings of anger, jealousy, or regret. Letting go isn’t winning, and it isn’t losing. It’s not about pride, and it’s not about how you appear, and it’s not obsessing or dwelling on the past. Letting go isn’t blocking memories or thinking sad thoughts, and doesn’t leave emptiness, hurt or sadness. It’s not giving in or giving up. Letting go isn’t about loss, and it’s not defeat. To let go is to cherish memories, but to overcome and to move on. It is having an open mind and confidence in the future. Letting go is accepting. It is learning and experiencing and growing. To let go is to be thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, made you cry and made you grow. It’s about all that you have, all that you had and all that you will soon gain. Letting go is having the courage to accept change, and the strength to keep moving. Letting go is growing up. It is realizing that the heart can sometimes be the most potent remedy. To let go is to open a door, and to clear a path and to set yourself free.”
Memories. When you think about them, you just couldn’t help but smile. Because even if everything and everyone has already changed, the memories still stay the same. And you know you’ll always have them. You know they are always gonna be there. Because they are easily found in old photographs.. in your treasure box.. in the archives folder of your old chats.. Or in that one safe place you’ll always have in you wherever you go: your heart. But you know what makes memories even better? When you can still look back to them with those people you shared those unforgettable times with.
Do you ever sit and think what if? What if you never said the first hello? What if our paths never crossed? What if you kept your mouth shut and just let things pass, or what if you would have said just one more thing? What if you had five more minutes? What if you could turn back time or make it all just stand still? What if you could say I love you one more time or NEVER had said it all?
“There are things we easily forget. People we think are easily replaceable. Relationships we throw away because we think it’s not worth our time and effort. And then there are those that we can’t let go at all, no matter how bad the memories were. We hang on to them because when all is said and done, when people finally left and relationships weaken, memories are all we would ever have.”—(via poeticheartache) (via jobelleasto) (via myheartwontslowcauseofyou) (via aznbabexx3)
“Girls are taught a lot of stuff growing up. If a guy punches you, he likes you. Never try to trim your own bangs and someday you will meet a wonderful guy and get your very own happy ending. Every movie we see, every story we’re told implores us to wait for it, the third act twist, the unexpected declaration of love, the exception to the rule. But sometimes we’re so focused on finding our happy ending we don’t learn how to read the signs. How to tell from the ones who want us and the ones who don’t, the ones who will stay and the ones who will leave. And maybe a happy ending doesn’t include a guy, maybe…it’s you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is, just, moving on. Or maybe the happy ending is this; knowing after all the un-returned phone calls, broken-hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and embarrassment, you never gave up hope.”—He’s Just Not That Into You (2009) Film (via quarantina)
“Let’s face it… we’ve changed. We all changed. Somewhere between summer ending and school starting, we’ve gone in our own directions. Hearts were broken, friends diminished, new love started and new people came into our lives. We no longer spend all of our time in our circle of friends, we no longer talk for hours about nothing at all. We’ve changed — some for the better, some for the worse. Some of us are finding love and others are trying to let go. Even though we’ve changed, we all know that even though we’re all finding our own place in the world, that when we find out love, when we let go of a love, when the tears fall, or the happy smile spreads across our face… we’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us and no matter what happens, nothing will ever change so much to the point that we’ll be friends forever”—(via bittersweeticecubie) (via crumpledheart)