This is how many children that died in their Hunger Games, without even being mentioned throughout the three books. All these children were under 18. All these children had parents. All these parents’ hearts sank to their knees during their child’s reaping. All these parents saw their terrified child off at the train station. All these parents heard the sound that signified their child’s death. All these parents received their cold, dead child in a wooden box. All these parents’ lives ended there. All these parents could say or do nothing. All these parents were merely thanked that they gave up their child. Thanked.
You might be sitting with him at the kitchen table drinking coffee from mismatched mugs and saying nothing because sometimes saying nothing is the best thing to say. He’s miles away, and you’re thinking you should take a shower or fix your hair or at least brush your teeth because you feel dirty and self-conscious. You wish the sun weren’t so bright on your face and you wish there was something other than corn flakes for breakfast so your stomach won’t start making hideous noises. You’re about to open your mouth and say something to break the silence, but he speaks first. He tilts his head slightly and says:
“You make me really happy.”
And you will agree he does, too.
Carrie Laski, Things To Say Besides I Love You (via immobulus)
Don’t give up. One day these negative thoughts and feelings will fade and be replaced with joy, hope, love, faith, happiness, peace. It will be the BEST feeling in the world! I know things are hard right now, it will get better. I know you’re so depressed and in pain,…
I honestly believe that if we had any idea how amazing our future husband / wife would be and have great married life would be; we wouldn’t be wishing away our singleness with relationships that aren’t meant for us .