I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain. Jonathan Carroll  (via rainydaysandblankets)
21,239 notes   -  10 January 2014



Today I was out walking in short shorts, and I heard some girls whisper as they walked by. ‘Ugh, why would she even wear shorts if they are gonna show off her gross stretch marks?’ Hearing things like this makes me so angry.

Let me clarify that my stretch marks are not gross. They are little stripes on my skin that my loving boyfriend cannot seem to stop kissing or running his fingers over.

Everyday I look at them covering my thighs and bum, all I can think of is how I have now lost the weight that I had once gained so quickly, shedding it off with eating better and exercise.

Please, anyone, when you see someone out walking or doing exercise and they have stretch marks on them, don’t make fun of them. 

Stretch marks are not something to look down upon. They do not always occur on people who have gained weight. People get them from gaining muscle too quickly as well, and losing weight too fast. They are not ugly. They are not ‘gross.’ They are a sign of growth.



Decriminalize Marijuana, Reblog.


Ellen accepting Justin’s award

28,553 notes   -  10 January 2014


The #whiteproverbs hashtag trending on Twitter right now. 

11,934 notes   -  10 January 2014







This made me cry I don’t knkw what to do



Thank you. I feel free.

Some people honestly need this and I hope they find it.

(ETA: A reader pointed out that this is a bastardized version of a quote from poet Brett E. Jenkins. Still a lovely sentiment, but cite your sources, folks!)




this is so cute and awkward

I think this says a lot about people


620,708 notes   -  9 January 2014


mean girls came out on april 30th 2004. the 10 year anniversary is this year and april 30th is a wednesday and if the whole world does not wear pink i’m moving to saturn

516,227 notes   -  9 January 2014


thats the media

532 notes   -  9 January 2014