“1. It’s more fun to color outside the lines.
2. If you’re going to draw on the wall, do it behind a couch.
3. Ask why until you understand.
4. Hang on tight.
5. Even if you’ve been fishing for hours and haven’t gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn, you’re still better off than the worm.
6. Make up the rules as you go along.
7. It doesn’t matter who started it.
8. Ask for sprinkles.
9. If the horse you’re drawing looks more like a dog, make it a dog.
10. Save a place in line for your friends.
11. Sometimes you have to take the test before you’ve finished studying.
12. If you want a kitten, start out asking for a horse.
13. Just keep banging until someone opens the door.
14. There is no good reason why clothes have to match.
15. If you stand on tiptoe to be measured this year, you’ll have to stand on tiptoe for the rest of your life.”—Really important stuff kids have taught me (via harmonizingly)
“No man can ever fully have my heart, for I am already wedded to the mountains, to the wild places. It is there and there alone that I am whole, contented and at bliss. It is the beauty of the land that has me so enthralled that the miles fly by effortlessly.”—Heather “Anish” Anderson (via iloveyoulikeanoctopus)
“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention… A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.”—Rachel Naomi Remen (via quotethat)
“I didn’t fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we’d choose anyway. And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.”—(via spuandi)