Empty yourself and let the universe fill you.

"Love more, compete less"

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I don’t think I’ve ever met a girl
who loved herself as much you did.
Maybe it’s just a stereotype that all teenage girls
spend their days weeping over boys and other girls’ bodies,
instead of spending their energy
embracing themselves and giving themselves a pat on the back.
I wonder if you got it from your mother,
who from the beginning told you that
the world won’t ever stop trying to bring you down
because it wants you to rise to the occasion.
When I see you walk down the hallway,
you don’t walk—you fucking skip.
Your braids are bobbing up and down and so much
joy is radiating from you that I almost drown in it.
In the bathroom, you look in the mirror and
give yourself a thumbs up.
I heard that in kindergarten, you told your teacher
that your own hero was yourself.
Bless your grandfather,
for he told you that loving yourself is the
equivalent to loving another person who is in a
constant, evolving state of change.
But he also told you that loving that person would be
like winning the lottery (because it was so rare) and that
it’s always worth it in the end.

And I honestly wonder what it’s like
to be so full of love for self
when others are struggling for bits of it each day.

I was wondering if you could give some of yours to me. // p.p (via pennilesspoet)

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shaethebanana:

micdotcom:

“Pink is just a color:” How one Seattle mom and her sons are destroying gender stereotypes

"Some boys like pink, and why not? Pink is just a color, and so is green, and blue, and yellow. No child should be teased for what they wear," she wrote on her Facebook page. 

Marketing of gender-conforming colors and toys, like blue and pink aisles in kids’ stores or the gender-specific doll and action hero options in fast food meals, can seem inescapable. But the positive response to Zoer’s campaign on social media suggests change is coming — or at the very least, that parents are becoming more aware of the issue.

How you can get involved

Gender roles smashed! Super cool!

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May the Lord protect and defend you.
May he always shield you from shame.
May you come to be in Israel a shining maid.
May you be like Ruth and like Esther.
May you be deserving of praise.
Strengthen them oh Lord,
And keep them from the strangers ways.
May God bless you and grant you long lives.
May the Lord fulfill our Sabbath prayer for you.
May God make you good mothers and wives.
May He send you husbands who will care for you.
May the Lord protect and defend you.
May the Lord preserve you from pain.
Favor them oh Lord,
In happiness,
Oh hear our Sabbath prayer.
Amen

Sabbath Prayer. Fiddler on the Roof.

There is almost nothing I love more.

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bamhelps:


So you’re stuck, huh? Don’t have any ideas for building more character depth? Maybe you’re just feeling inept and struggling with finding some interesting motive for your character. Fear not. I present to you a list of 30 prompts to help you overcome your fear of 2-dimensional characters.
Like and reblog if you feel like being an appreciative little jerk. ;)

Write about a prized possession from your character’s childhood such as a blanket or a plush toy.
An unexpected package is waiting for your character on the doorstep. There is no return address.
Write about a moment your character realized they’d made a horrible mistake.
"We just went for Chinese…"
Your character is in the back seat of a taxi.
Write about three things your character’s father told them.
"…and her red hair lit the wall." (After Richard Hugo.)
Your character is remembering a smell.
Write about a scar.
Your character sees a stranger crying.
"Afterward, I thought about…"
Write about your character admitting the truth.
What is your character’s neighborhood like at 5 PM?
Write about all that was left after he was gone.
Your character is in a hotel lobby.
Write about a time your character’s favorite color changed.
Someone is calling your character’s name from across the super market.
It was October and everything was bright orange.
Your character is driving on gravel.
"I would like to make an exchange."
Write about a pleasant scent your character hates.
"… is my favorite season."
Sounds you hear at night while camping.
Write about your character falling from grace.
A stranger has anonymously paid for your character’s lunch in a restaurant.
Write about an abandoned house.
"These are my oldest pair of shoes."
Write about a time your character found out something they weren’t supposed to know.
Your character is being accused of something they didn’t know.
Write about the hardest lesson your character ever had to learn.

bamhelps:

So you’re stuck, huh? Don’t have any ideas for building more character depth? Maybe you’re just feeling inept and struggling with finding some interesting motive for your character. Fear not. I present to you a list of 30 prompts to help you overcome your fear of 2-dimensional characters.

Like and reblog if you feel like being an appreciative little jerk. ;)

  1. Write about a prized possession from your character’s childhood such as a blanket or a plush toy.

  2. An unexpected package is waiting for your character on the doorstep. There is no return address.

  3. Write about a moment your character realized they’d made a horrible mistake.

  4. "We just went for Chinese…"

  5. Your character is in the back seat of a taxi.

  6. Write about three things your character’s father told them.

  7. "…and her red hair lit the wall." (After Richard Hugo.)

  8. Your character is remembering a smell.

  9. Write about a scar.

  10. Your character sees a stranger crying.

  11. "Afterward, I thought about…"

  12. Write about your character admitting the truth.

  13. What is your character’s neighborhood like at 5 PM?

  14. Write about all that was left after he was gone.

  15. Your character is in a hotel lobby.

  16. Write about a time your character’s favorite color changed.

  17. Someone is calling your character’s name from across the super market.

  18. It was October and everything was bright orange.

  19. Your character is driving on gravel.

  20. "I would like to make an exchange."

  21. Write about a pleasant scent your character hates.

  22. "… is my favorite season."

  23. Sounds you hear at night while camping.

  24. Write about your character falling from grace.

  25. A stranger has anonymously paid for your character’s lunch in a restaurant.

  26. Write about an abandoned house.

  27. "These are my oldest pair of shoes."

  28. Write about a time your character found out something they weren’t supposed to know.

  29. Your character is being accused of something they didn’t know.

  30. Write about the hardest lesson your character ever had to learn.

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There’s A Lake Where You Can Swim With Jellyfish That Won’t Sting You

alejandrostravel:

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There is a magical lake in the Rock Islands of Palau where you can swim with the jellyfish worry-free.

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The lake became a tourist attraction and people can go swimming and snorkeling with them.

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The jellyfish lost their stingers over the years because they don’t need them to fight off predators.

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Learn more about the land of friendly, magical jellyfish.

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deadliftbarbie:

shreddingtopanga:

Sometimes I get pretty off track with my nutrition for a week or two weeks or hell, even a month and I kind of just roll with it because I always get back on track and I think it’s better for my mental health to embrace it as opposed to shaming myself for it.

Oh my god thank you😍

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1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.

2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.

3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.

4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.

5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.

Five things I am trying very hard to accept (via aumoe)

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