The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost.

Henry David Thoreau

I promise I shall never give up, and that I’ll die yelling and laughing.

Jack Kerouac

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal.

Rumi 

Life has a way of making sure that the further you wander, the more you are rewarded.  The harder the journey, the better the destination.  The darker the night, the brighter the stars.  The longer you wait, the the more it will always be worth it.  I promise. 

Millions of Stars over Jamaican Moonrise (by TylerKnott)

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Today, give yourself permission to be outrageously kind, irrationally warm, improbably generous. I promise it will be a blast.

Sasha Dicter, of Acumen Fund, on Generosity Day

Imagine this:
Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom.
Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees the familiar wicked glow in the old lady’s eyes, and slashes the evil queen’s throat with a pair of sewing scissors.
Cinderella refuses everything but the glass slippers from her fairy godmother, crushes her stepmother’s windpipe under her heel, and the Prince falls madly in love with the mysterious girl who dons rags and blood-stained slippers.

Imagine this:
Persephone goes adventuring with weapons hidden under her dress.
Persephone climbs into the gaping chasm.
Or, Persephone uses her hands to carve a hole down to hell.
In none of these versions is Persephone’s body violated unless she asks Hades to hold her down with his horse-whips.
Not once does she hold out on eating the pomegranate, instead biting into it eagerly and relishing the juice running down her chin, staining it red.
In some of the stories, Hades never appears and Persephone rules the underworld with a crown of her own making.
In all of them, it is widely known that the name Persephone means Bringer of Destruction.

Imagine this:
Red Riding Hood marches from her grandmother’s house with a bloody wolf pelt.
Medusa rights the wrongs that have been done to her.
Eurydice breaks every muscle in her arms climbing out of the land of the dead.

Imagine this:
Girls are allowed to think dark thoughts, and be dark things.

Imagine this:
Instead of the dragon, it’s the princess with claws and fiery breath
who smashes her way from the confines of her castle
and swallows men whole.

'Reinventing Rescuing,' theappleppielifestyle. 

It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy… Let’s go exploring!

Calvin and Hobbes

Leonid Afremov is a passionate painter from Mexico who paints with palette knife with oil on canvas. He loves to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in his paintings, which are rich in different moods, colors and emotions.

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

Max Lucado 

When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.

Malcolm X