You shouldn’t try to stop everything from happening. Sometimes you’re supposed to feel awkward. Sometimes you’re supposed to be vulnerable in front of people. Sometimes it’s necessary because it’s all part of you getting to the next part of yourself.
Cecelia Ahern, The Book of Tomorrow (via simply-quotes)
Lately I’ve been spending a good part of nearly every day thinking about love. Romantic love. The kind of love that involves french kissing and mix tapes and spooning in New York City in the summer when it’s by most people’s standards too disgustingly humid to spoon. The kind of love you wanna bring home to your grandma and say, “Grandma, look at this love! Just look at this LOVE!” Lately I’ve been thinking about who I want to love, and how I want to love, and why I want to love the way I want to love, and what I need to learn to love that way, and who I need to become to become the kind of love I want to be…….and when I break it all down, when I whittle it into a single breath, it essentially comes out like this: Before I die, I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they know they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe.
Andrea Gibson (via rarararambles)

angelclark:

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

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aaajmachine:

I know you don’t like to talk, but you gotta do it for her.

Yadriel & Maria appreciation post ✿◕‿◕✿

HE SAID MORE THAN HE DID ALL SEASON. I THOUGHT HE DIDN’T CARE. I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST BEING NICE AND LETTING HIS BABY MAMA SEE THE BABY THAT HE PROBABLY DIDN’T REALLY WANT AND BARELY LOOKED AFTER BUT I WAS FUCKING WRONG. I WAS WRONG ABOUT HIM. HE’S JUST QUIET. THE DUDE IS STOIC AS FUCK AND HE FUCKING LOVES MARIA AND HE LOVES THAT BABY AND IT’S FUCKING BEAUTIFUL THE WAY HE GUSHES AND TALKS TO HER LIKE MARIA ASKED HIM TO DO BECAUSE HE WANTS HER TO GROW UP SMART AND LOVED.

But also look at how cute the baby is dressed in each visit. Who did that? Daddy did. But that’s exactly the kind of visual cue that gets lost when he’s getting judged for his bald head, tattoos and stoic (thuggish?) demeanor.

그대는 아름다워요 안아주고 싶어요 바라보고 싶어요
You are beautiful, I want to hug you, I want to look at you

I won’t beg someone to love me. I learned long ago that there is no use in hopeless pleas of trying to make someone stay. I am too good to chase someone who does not know my worth and I am too wild to keep waiting for someone who doesn’t acknowledge my value. I want to be loved unconditionally. I shouldn’t have to fight so hard for it. I do not have the time to prove to someone that I am worth it. I shouldn’t have to prove any of that; I am worth more than that.
Ming D. Liu (via stevenbong)

lol my coworker ben made my day. all he did was ask me about how my first few days of working at panera have been. then when i told him my name, he said it was nice. i get compliments on my name all the time, but the way he said it was so weird yet good? it’s hard to explain LOL. and even after i said bye, he yelled “hope you have a good day!” 

it’s such a small gesture but i appreciate him sooo much for talking to me first, especially after i basically ignored him LOL 

actually.. i like talking to strangers because if i fuck up and make things weird, i’ll probably never see them again. unlike the buttholes who ostracized me during middle school and high school. 

fuck you social anxiety

i feel like i’m a social butterfly now lol it’s weird because i’ve always struggled with getting comfortable just being around new people, but now it’s kind of easy (but still a little scary). within my first fifteen minutes of being on campus, i approached and befriended three random strangers and i’m proud of myself for that. then every time i see old classmates, i get really happy and friendly. i don’t just smile and wave anymore either! i actually talk to them about how they’re doing almost instinctively. i think it’s mostly because no one knows each other so i don’t think i’m interfering in cliques. 

i know this isn’t a really big deal, but these small victories shot up my confidence so much.

seriously

my parents are super nice so they’re letting a friend of theirs stay with us until she gets back on her feet. but i caught her in the kitchen washing dishes???? with no gloves on???? and my dad let her???? 

so i basically kicked her out of the kitchen super kindly so she could relax, watch TFC, and go on Facebook like how guests are supposed to.

even though tita myrna probably feels like she owes us since we’re letting her stay, doesn’t mean that we should expect her to do anything. even if she insists. good hosts are supposed to be the super annoying ones who give you too much food to eat and let you lounge around not knowing what to do with yourself.

people r so dumb like what r u, communist????

she is a guest in our house and we should make her feel like one!!! 

Respect people who find time for you in their busy schedule, but love people who never look at their schedule when you need them.
Unknown (via rhee-al-ity)