Practically speaking, a life that is vowed to simplicity, appropriate boldness, good humor, gratitude, unstinting work and play, and lots of walking brings us close to the actual existing world and its wholeness.
— Gary Snyder, The Practice of the Wild (via davidbcates)
And the days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days.
— Ray Wylie Hubbard (via handcraftedinvirginia)
Sometimes suffering is just suffering. It doesn’t make you stronger. It doesn’t build character. It only hurts.
— Kate Jacobs (via girltaurus)