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  2. "There is a difference between listening and hearing, just as there is a difference between seeing and knowing."
    — Meg Cabot, All-American Girl (via a-thousand-words)

    (Source: quotes-shape-us, via conclusionofthematter)

     

  3. "Introverts, man. We’re weird sometimes. Like, “I love you, but I need to go over here by myself right now.”"
     
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  8. starlit-glory:

    Our Wedding Day - Part Two 

     

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    If I should have a daughter…“Instead of “Mom”, she’s gonna call me “Point B.” Because that way, she knows that no matter what happens, at least she can always find her way to me. And I’m going to paint the solar system on the back of her hands so that she has to learn the entire universe before she can say “Oh, I know that like the back of my hand.”

    She’s gonna learn that this life will hit you, hard, in the face, wait for you to get back up so it can kick you in the stomach. But getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air. There is hurt, here, that cannot be fixed by band-aids or poetry, so the first time she realizes that Wonder-woman isn’t coming, I’ll make sure she knows she doesn’t have to wear the cape all by herself. Because no matter how wide you stretch your fingers, your hands will always be too small to catch all the pain you want to heal. Believe me, I’ve tried.

    And “Baby,” I’ll tell her “don’t keep your nose up in the air like that, I know that trick, you’re just smelling for smoke so you can follow the trail back to a burning house so you can find the boy who lost everything in the fire to see if you can save him. Or else, find the boy who lit the fire in the first place to see if you can change him.”

    But I know that she will anyway, so instead I’ll always keep an extra supply of chocolate and rain boats nearby, ‘cause there is no heartbreak that chocolate can’t fix. Okay, there’s a few heartbreaks chocolate can’t fix. But that’s what the rain boots are for, because rain will wash away everything if you let it.

    I want her to see the world through the underside of a glass bottom boat, to look through a magnifying glass at the galaxies that exist on the pin point of a human mind. Because that’s how my mom taught me. That there’ll be days like this, “There’ll be days like this my momma said” when you open your hands to catch and wind up with only blisters and bruises. When you step out of the phone booth and try to fly and the very people you wanna save are the ones standing on your cape. When your boots will fill with rain and you’ll be up to your knees in disappointment and those are the very days you have all the more reason to say “thank you,” ‘cause there is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline no matter how many times it’s sent away.

    You will put the “wind” in win some lose some, you will put the “star” in starting over and over, and no matter how many land mines erupt in a minute be sure your mind lands on the beauty of this funny place called life.

    And yes, on a scale from one to over-trusting I am pretty damn naive but I want her to know that this world is made out of sugar. It can crumble so easily but don’t be afraid to stick your tongue out and taste it.

    “Baby,” I’ll tell her “remember your mama is a worrier but your papa is a warrior and you are the girl with small hands and big eyes who never stops asking for more.”

    Remember that good things come in threes and so do bad things and always apologize when you’ve done something wrong but don’t you ever apologize for the way your eyes refuse to stop shining.

    Your voice is small but don’t ever stop singing and when they finally hand you heartbreak, slip hatred and war under your doorstep and hand you hand-outs on street corners of cynicism and defeat, you tell them that they really ought to meet your mother.

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    Sarah Kay (via hqlines)


    ^ Favorite.

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    Absolutely beautiful

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  10. generic-art:

    5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

    Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

    Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

    “We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

    Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

    (via ro-chelle)

     

  11. "Jesus wants you to know that when you are broken, shivering, alone or afraid, with nothing left and nowhere to go, then you can turn in His direction and lay yourself at the foot of His love. Lay your broken offering on His alter. He will come and carry you into His presence. He will hold you with the warmth of His embrace and cover you with the blanket of His kingdom inheritance. God wants you to know that when everything else is gone, that makes more room for Him, and everytime there is more room for Him, you are blessed."
    —  A Beautiful Offering
     
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  13. Where to find help when you are...

    1. Afraid: John 14:27; 2 Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 13:6; 1 John 4:18
    2. Angry: Matthew 5:22-24; Romans 12:10-21; Ephesians 4:26, 31-32; James 1:19-20
    3. Anxious/Worried: Matthew 6:23-34; Philippians 4:6-7; Luke 12:22, 25, 31; 1 Peter 5:7
    4. Bereaved: John 11:25; 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:55; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Philippians 1:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Peter 1:3-4
    5. Bitter/Resentful: Matthew 6:14-15; Romans 12:14, 17-19; Ephesians 4:31-32; Hebrews 12:14-15; 1 Peter 2:23
    6. Depressed: Matthew 11:28-30; Romans 8:28; Philippians 4:13
    7. Discouraged/Disappointed: Matthew 11:28-30; Romans 8:28; 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 16-18; Galatians 6:9; Philippians 1:6; 4:6-7, 19; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 10:35-36; 1 Peter 1:6-9
    8. Distraught/Upset: Luke 18:1-8; Hebrews 12:3; 13:5; 1 Peter 5:7
    9. Doubting: Matthew 8:26; John 6:37; PHilippians 1:6; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 11:6; 12:2; James 1:6, 8; 1 John 5:13
    10. Far from God: Luke 15:11-24; Revelation 2:4-5
    11. Hopeless: Romans 15:13; Colossians 1:3-5, 27; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17; Hebrews 11:1
    12. Jealous/Envious: 1 Corinthians 3:3; Galatians 5:29-21, 26; Hebrews 13:5; James 3:16; 5:9
    13. Impatient: Romans 5:3; 8:25; 12:12; Galatians 5:19-21
    14. Lonely: John 14:15-21; Acts 2:25-26; Hebrews 13:5-6
    15. Sad: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17; Hebrews 4:15-16
    16. Sick: Matthew 18:19; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; James 1:6; 5:13-16
    17. Suffering: Mattew 5:10-12; John 15:18-20; Romans 8:35-39; 2 Corinthians 12:10; 2 Timothy 3:12; James 1:12; 1 Peter 4:12-14; Revelation 2:1-
    18. Tempted: Matthew 4:1-4, 11; 26:41; Luke 17:1; 1 Corinthians 10:12-13; 1 Timothy 6:9; Hebrews 4:15; James 1:2-3, 12-15; 4:7
    19. Troubled by wrong thoughts: Philippians 4:8; Colossians 3:2
    20. Weak: Romans 5:6; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Ephesians 3:16; Philippians 4:13
    21. Withholding forgiveness: Matthew 6:14-15; 18:21-22; Mark 11:25; Luke 6:37-38; 11:4; 23:34; Ephesians 4:32
     
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