December 5

Inspirational Quotes | Quote 259/365

This week is all about quotes from books. If you have a suggestion for a quote, please let me know in a comment below. 

We accept the love we think we deserve. Stephen Chbosky –The Perks of Being a Wallflower

This is a tough quote for me, because too many times I have stayed in a relationship that was toxic. Maybe I felt hopeless, maybe I thought it was the best I deserved. Don’t hide behind ” but I love that person so much”. Instead ask yourself if you love yourself enough to ask for better, for serenity, for real love. And never forget that you are NOT helpless or powerless: it may be hard, but you can choose to be happy.

Helplessness is learned: it has been studied in animals and humans alike. its consequences are far reaching, but recognizing it is the first step. Learn more about learned helplessness on