gwennie
Hi, Mr. Gaiman. I am feeling inexplicably sad today. There's no trigger, it just happens - some days worse than the others. Any words of comfort, just anything to get me through this episode? :(

regalrs:

neil-gaiman:

Stephen Fry said it so much better than I ever could…

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/10/it-will-be-sunny-one-day.html

April 10, 2006

Dear Crystal,

I’m so sorry to hear that life is getting you down at the moment. Goodness knows, it can be so tough when nothing seems to fit and little seems to be fulfilling. I’m not sure there’s any specific advice I can give that will help bring life back its savour. Although they mean well, it’s sometimes quite galling to be reminded how much people love you when you don’t love yourself that much. 

I’ve found that it’s of some help to think of one’s moods and feelings about the world as being similar to weather:

Here are some obvious things about the weather:

It’s real.
You can’t change it by wishing it away. 
If it’s dark and rainy it really is dark and rainy and you can’t alter it. 
It might be dark and rainy for two weeks in a row.

BUT

It will be sunny one day.
It isn’t under one’s control as to when the sun comes out, but come out it will. 
One day.

It really is the same with one’s moods, I think. The wrong approach is to believe that they are illusions. They are real. Depression, anxiety, listlessness - these are as real as the weather - AND EQUALLY NOT UNDER ONE’S CONTROL. Not one’s fault. 

BUT 

They will pass: they really will.

In the same way that one has to accept the weather, so one has to accept how one feels about life sometimes. “Today’s a crap day,” is a perfectly realistic approach. It’s all about finding a kind of mental umbrella. “Hey-ho, it’s raining inside: it isn’t my fault and there’s nothing I can do about it, but sit it out. But the sun may well come out tomorrow and when it does, I shall take full advantage.”

I don’t know if any of that is of any use: it may not seem it, and if so, I’m sorry. I just thought I’d drop you a line to wish you well in your search to find a little more pleasure and purpose in life. 

Very best wishes

(Signed)

Stephen Fry

I can relate

good advice.

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.


ar take care of that ageing parent!

Jack Kerouac

I needed to hear this today.

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yewphoria:

plantful:

this is literally my favourite quote on tumblr

WOAH DEEP

可怕的中国人

rongruijia:

yewphoria:

plantful:

this is literally my favourite quote on tumblr

WOAH DEEP

可怕的中国人

75fire:

This is good advice!

75fire:

This is good advice!

please pass this on.

Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.

Tyrion (Game of Thrones)

took me along time to learn that.