by Hannah Harrington


“But even though I know my flaws are many (many many many), and there are always ways I could be better, and I should never stop working for that--I also need to give myself a break. I can cut myself some slack sometimes. Because I’m a work in progress. Because nobody is perfect. At least I acknowledge the mistakes I’ve made, and am making. At least I’m trying. That means something, doesn’t it?

And just because I have room for improvement doesn’t mean I’m worthless, or that I have nothing to offer to the world.”

Speechless by Hannah Harrington (pg. 267)

“Hate is...it’s too easy...Love. Love takes courage.”

Speechless by Hannah Harrington (pg. 245)

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