“I was so sensitive about myself and the world that I cried or shriveled up at the slightest hurt. People always told me, “You’ve got to get a thicker skin,” like now they might say, jovially, “Let go and let God.” Believe me, if I could, I would, and in the meantime I feel like stabbing you in the forehead.”—Anne Lamott, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers (via youclevergirl)
“The loneliest people are the kindest.
The saddest people smile the brightest.
The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they don’t want to see anyone else suffer the way they do.”—(via freespiritedculture)