Remember to tell your mother she is beautiful even when she makes you feel otherwise, maybe she had no one to tell her when she was a child.
Remember to pick up the pieces of the plate you just broke with grace when your father yells at you, he has worked all day.
Remember to apologize sincerely when that stranger runs into you, they have worries on their mind as well.
Remember there is never a reason not to love others.

When you start to really know someone, all their physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in his energy, recognize the scent of their skin. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That’s why you can’t fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and body but not your heart. And that’s why, when you really connect with a person’s inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant.
Lisa Unger (via 16augusts)