Oh, he did. ❤️🌻#vsco #vscocam

1. Know when to put yourself first.

2. Learn the warning signs. Not everyone will ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need it.

3. Never think that you are above asking for help.

4. The best remedies for most problems are a long shower and a good book.

5. You will question many of your life decisions. Don’t let yourself drown in the doubt. You will find your way.

6. Don’t be so quick to put someone down for bragging. Never be the reason that someone loses confidence in themself.

7. Love yourself.

- advice i wish i had been told on my thirteenth birthday (via saving-am)
I had no illusions about you,’ he said. ‘I knew you were silly and frivolous and empty-headed. But I loved you. I knew that your aims and ideals were vulgar and commonplace. But I loved you. I knew that you were second-rate. But I loved you. It’s comic when I think how hard I tried to be amused by the things that amused you and how anxious I was to hide from you that I wasn’t ignorant and vulgar and scandal-mongering and stupid. I knew how frightened you were of intelligence and I did everything I could to make you think me as big a fool as the rest of the men you knew. I knew that you’d only married me for convenience. I loved you so much, I didn’t care. Most people, as far as I can see, when they’re in love with someone and the love isn’t returned feel that they have a grievance. They grow angry and bitter. I wasn’t like that. I never expected you to love me, I didn’t see any reason that you should. I never thought myself very lovable. I was thankful to be allowed to love you and I was enraptured when now and then I thought you were pleased with me or when I noticed in your eyes a gleam of good-humored affection. I tried not to bore you with my love; I knew I couldn’t afford to do that and I was always on the lookout for the first sign that you were impatient with my affection. What most husbands expect as a right I was prepared to receive as a favor.
- W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil (via hqlines)