"you can't sit around and wait for the storm to be over. you've got to learn how to dance in the rain."
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made to THRIVE

random thoughts

  1. I want to change my auto reply email at work to “leave me alone. Seriously. Go away. Let me miss you. See you in August.” Working to end sexual violence is exhausting. Can’t we just end rape culture, already? I’m tired.

  2. Dear social media: I am not here for your sweaty post workout pictures. Kudos for working out. Go shower. Not here for food pictures either. I promise that doesn’t look as tasty as you think it does. It’s not possible for me to care less about pithy mandates about being a “good” woman in a relationship. Shove those gender roles up….

  3. I didn’t eat well yesterday and haven’t had food today. Lack of food leaves me grumpy and moody as hell. I should probably go eat.

  4. Every day is a blessing, even ones like today. Still grateful.

COMPLIMENTS THAT AREN’T ABOUT PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

1) You’re empowering.
2) I like your voice.
3) You’re strong.
4) I think your ideas/beliefs matter.
5) I’m so happy you exist.
6) More people should be listening to what you have to say.
7) You’re a very warm hearted person.
8) It’s nice seeing such kindness.
9) You’re very down to earth.
10) You have a beautiful soul.
11) You inspire me to become a better person.
12) Our conversations bring me a lot of joy.
13) It’s good to see someone care so much.
14) You’re so understanding.
15) You matter a lot to me.
16) You’re important even if you don’t think so.
17) You’re intelligent.
18) Your passion is contagious.
19) Your confidence is refreshing.
20) You restore my faith in humanity.
21) You’re great at being creative.
22) You’re so talented at ____.
23) I don’t get tired of you the way I get tired of other people.
24) You have great taste in ___.
25) I’m happy I stayed alive long enough to meet you.
26) I wish more people were like you.
27) You’re so good at loving people.

—    3:29 p.m. (via bl-ossomed)

(Source: expresswithsilence, via lav-ishes)