"Kindness among young girls doesn’t start on the playground or in the locker room — it starts at home. Most notably, it starts with kind mothers raising kind daughters. Our girls see how we treat our friends. They also notice how we treat their friends.
If we treat their friends as competitors, our daughters will, too. If we love their friends like we love our own children, they’re more likely to see them as sisters and part of the family.”
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis
"It reminds me I already have more than I should." One of many favorite lines. I also really like this duo (and their sweaters)!
The original lyrics seem to contain these lines, which for some reason did not end up in the performed version of the song (and which I really like!): “Sometimes I’m hard on me / when dreams don’t come easy / I wanna look back and say / I did all that I could.”
JRodTwins cover Nashville’s “Life That’s Good”.
"It is so touching to me, after all these years alone, to see this response from people. I’m so appreciative of the offers. I should have done this years ago."
Read the rest of this heartwarming story here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/james-gray-pensioner-places-heartbreaking-2929331#ixzz2qQDeBCbM.
"I have a dream that people will view a man’s love for fatherhood for what it is instead of thinking there’s something ‘fishy’ going on…I love being a dad and I love sharing my love of fatherhood with others. [B]eing a dad is one of the few things in life I’m actually good at. Of course I’m going to be passionate about this gig. My dream is that ALL people will embrace men who embrace fatherhood instead of wondering if they have ulterior motives."
"You know, you can steel your heart against any kind of trouble, any kind of horror. But the simple act of kindness from a complete stranger will unstitch you."
Chris Abani - On Humanity
What Cities Would Look Like Without Any Lights
See more here: http://imgur.com/gallery/HN3Hs
One of my favorite scenes, ever. :] While all of the story arcs in Sex and the City explored how love can push us through growth, Charlotte’s transformation was the deepest and the most profound. Harry and Carlotte simultaneously let go of the conditions that they placed on being together and, after six seasons, we understood how big of a step this was for her.
And the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RQWSMYqix8
"I could write on and on about her. She lights up the room in the morning when she tells me to put both hands on her shoulders so that she can support me. She lights up my life when she says to me at night, ‘Wouldn’t you like a little ice cream? Or ‘Would you please drink more water?’ Danny said. ‘I mean, those aren’t very romantic things to say, but they stir my heart. In my mind and my heart there has never been, there is not now and never will be another Annie.’"
'Never Say Goodbye': A Love And Life Kept Vivid
"In the months since, my attitude toward these throwaway images of mockery on the Internet has changed. I no longer find them funny. Each one of those people is a real human being, a real person whose world imploded the day they found themselves to be a punch line on a giant stage. I speak up whenever a friend gets a cheap laugh from one of these sites. I ask one simple question: ‘Why do you think this is funny?’ Very few have a good answer. Mostly they just say, ‘I don’t know.’ Reminding people of our shared humanity hasn’t exactly made me popular, but it feels like the right thing to do. I know what it’s like to be the person in that horrible photograph. I can’t inflict such pain on someone else."
Read the rest of the article here:
Engaging, beautifully written, and a perspective changer. Great, great article.
Cute little video :).
Priscilla Ahn - Morning Song
Conscious Parenting - Dr. Shefali Tsabary
"We don’t hurt our children because we are evil or ill-intentioned. Certainly not out of a lack of love. We hurt our children for one reason only. It is because we are hurting ourselves. And we barely know it. It’s because we are unconscious. It’s because we have inherited legacies of emotional baggage from our own parents. We are sitting on emotional baggage that lies dormant, unconscious, waiting to be triggered at a moment’s notice and who better to trigger us than our own children… Through our children, we get orchestra seats to the theatrics of our own emotional immaturity."
I thought this was an interesting perspective to adopt!
If the text is too small to read, click on the picture and then click on the magnifying glass. Or, go to the source for a better view: http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2722.