Try to convert jealousy into motivation. When someone has something you want, don’t be mad at them, don’t be jealous, don’t envy them. Be happy for them that they have something that makes them happy. Turning jealousy into motivation is easy, simply just let it be a reminder that you can get what you want and let the situation give you energy to work for it!
i miss the generations when a guy had to ask a girl out by asking her parents, where a girl could just be beautiful in a tshirt, where bubonic plagues decimated villages across europe and left a third of the population dead. reblog if u agree
“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that that situation is over, you cannot move forward.”—Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via exxuberance)
“And I felt like my heart had been so thoroughly and irreparably broken that there could be no real joy again, that at best there might eventually be a little contentment. Everyone wanted me to get help and rejoin life, pick up the pieces and move on, and I tried to, I wanted to, but I just had to lie in the mud with my arms wrapped around myself, eyes closed, grieving, until I didn’t have to anymore.”—Anne Lamott (via creatingaquietmind)