“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…do the thing you think you cannot do.”—Eleanor Roosevelt (via reluctantbuddha) (via quote-book)
“Did you say it? I love you, I don’t ever want to live without you, you changed my life. Did you say it? Make a plan, set a goal, work toward it. But every now and then, look around. Drink it in. Cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow.”—
“Happiness comes in many forms — in the company of good friends, in the feeling you get when you make someone else’s dream come true, or in the promise of hope renewed. It’s okay to let yourself be happy because you never know how fleeting that happiness might be.”—Lucas, One Tree Hill (via julie911) (via quote-book)
“There are moments in our lives when we find ourselves at a crossroad, afraid, confused, without a roadmap. The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days. Of course when faced with the unknown, most of us prefer to turn around and go back.”—Lucas Scott, OTH (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)
You ignore me everyone throughout the duration of your relationship, then come crawling back when it falls apart. This is not how it works. This is the second time with you. I’m gonna let it slide with you again, but not next time. Because this is not how it works.
The first mention in literature of XXX for kisses at the bottom of a letter was in 1901, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The X itself is very old.
The custom goes back to the early Christian era, when a cross mark or “X” was the same as a sworn oath. The cross referred to the cross of Calvary and the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Xristos.
Even as little as a hundred and fifty years ago, not many people could read or write. The “X” at the bottom of a document took the place of a signature. They would kiss the “X” as a crucifix or bible was kissed to emphasize the importance of the mark. It was this practice that lead to the “X” representing a kiss.
There isn’t much known about the beginnings of the “O”. It is a North American custom. The “O” represents the arms in a circle around another person. Arms crossed in front of you do not mean the “X” as a hug! The “O” is the hug.
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”—