Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is!
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (via observando)
Nightmare.

I lost my one and only in combat. I refused to believe it. Went searching for him for years. Never found him…

My heart hurts so much, I have Never woken up crying or sobbed so hard like that in my entire life. I’m ready for this deployment to be over. 😢

We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.
― John Calvin (via breanna-lynn)
I was always attracted not by some quantifiable, external beauty, but by something deep down, something absolute. Just as some people have a secret love for rainstorms, earthquakes, or blackouts, I liked that certain undefinable something.
― Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (via wordsnquotes)

know-your-body:

Men that think their own shit and farts are so funny: “Omg, EW. Girls don’t poop! Nanananana thinking about a girl on the toilet is SUCH a boner killer!”
Funny, bc women are supposedly the “prissy” “clean” ones and even we can endure listening to all your jokes about your own bowel movements and…

These types of rants just tickle me pink because not all men are chauvinistic pigs, but being a Tumblr user I do see a lot of women being man-hanting-hoho’s. Maybe I was just fortunate to meet and fall in love with a man who loves me for all my bodily functions and guess what? I may have the smile of a sweetheart and the mouth of a Sailor but I have never been in a size 6 or under. I can comfortably without a care in the world; fart, belch, shit, piss, bleed, speak my mind, put my foot down, stand my ground but MOST IMPORTANTLY compromise with my man on anything and everything because I realize just because he is a man and I am a woman, neither of us are always going to be right. Relationships are about growing, growing is about learning and learning means you come to an understanding that in a relationship it isn’t meant to be “My way or the highway” from either party. Smdh. You want to spread love, peace and equality? You can’t do that on your high horse with your nose in the air. Eventually you and your logic are going to fall and hit the ground hard. Hateful senselessness will get you no where. Ukiveyeu, livingthesoldierscreed. ❤

If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.

Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.

Stephen Fry (via wordsnquotes)

october-22-2013

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To hope is to risk pain.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

William Arthur Ward (via wordsnquotes)

You will always be worth the risk, livingthesoldierscreed. 👫