Ruby Dhal Quotes
“We need to learn to be strong in the face of despair, because that is the only way we will appreciate the strength that can be found in our scars. That is the only way we will understand that overcoming our obstacles gives us the willpower to deal with so much more in life. That is the only way we will accept that strength is earned, not given, that strength is in being soft, not stone-hearted.”
“You are all you have'. Something that I used to tell myself when I was knee deep in the quicksand of pain. I forgot it over time, as you do when you meet people wrapped in promises of forever and 'I love you' at the tip of their tongue, people who soften your jarred edges with love and laughter and welcome you into their arms, and heart, until you no longer believe that you're alone.
But words are just words at the end of the day.
As much as you want to believe others, in the stories that flutter out of their mouths, in the faith that shines in their eyes an d in the strength of their hands to hold you together - they will still let you down. It's not because they weren't kind, or gentle, or soft with you heart, but because you depended too much on them.
Other people can't make you a whole person.
No matter how much they love you. They will still say or do something that will pound like a heavy punch inside your chest. And it will hurt. Deeply. Horribly, But that's when you need to remember the most important lesson that you learned from all those years before.
'You are all you have'. I tell myself now, knee deep in the ocean of happiness. Because no matter who comes along and who leaves, I will be all that I have at the end.”