But the pleasant thing is to wake early, throw open the window, and lie reading in bed. Edward Fitzgerald, from a letter to W. F. Pollock, May 3, 1840 (via twotonmantaray)

(Source: litverve, via awelltraveledwoman)

delta-breezes:

Katie Rodgers | Paper Fashion

delta-breezes:

Katie Rodgers | Paper Fashion

fuckyeahtoronto:

mlb: People are always talking about the “game within the game.”

fuckyeahtoronto:

mlb: People are always talking about the “game within the game.”

Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up. Michael P. Watson (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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Woof. Sylvia Plath (via incorrectsylviaplathquotes)
chicagopubliclibrary:

Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise
From NPR: 

Going to the library gives people the same kick as getting a raise does — a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact — according to a study commissioned by the U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport. The study, which looks at the ways “cultural engagement” affects overall wellbeing, concluded that a significant association was found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. The same was true of dancing, swimming and going to plays. The study notes that “causal direction needs to be considered further” — that is, it’s hard to tell whether happy people go to the library, or going to the library makes people happy. But either way, the immortal words of Arthur the Aardvark ring true: “Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!”

Click here to read more about the happiness study!

chicagopubliclibrary:

Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise

From NPR: 

Going to the library gives people the same kick as getting a raise does — a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact — according to a study commissioned by the U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport. The study, which looks at the ways “cultural engagement” affects overall wellbeing, concluded that a significant association was found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. The same was true of dancing, swimming and going to plays. The study notes that “causal direction needs to be considered further” — that is, it’s hard to tell whether happy people go to the library, or going to the library makes people happy. But either way, the immortal words of Arthur the Aardvark ring true: “Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!”

Click here to read more about the happiness study!

When you know who you are, you don’t look to the world to tell you. Similarly, you don’t fear other people since they cannot take anything from you. The Lazy Yogi (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
We are what we repeatedly do. Aristotle (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent. Wendy Flynn (via kvtes)

(Source: graspingthebirdstail, via rachaelruns)

We know that our individual wellness, goodness, happiness, attractiveness, intelligence, and worth is not based on or dependent upon the mood of the other. So if a little something goes wrong or one of us is having a frustrating moment - the other person knows their identity or worth doesn’t need to be threatened by it. We’re pretty good at knowing FULL WELL that our worth & happiness is our OWN responsibility. It is not rested on the shoulders of the other. This makes such a huge difference, I can’t even tell you.

Mara Kofoed, on why she and her husband don’t fight while travelling 

http://www.ablogaboutlove.com/2014/04/what-its-like-traveling-with-danny.html