“Don’t let your mind get weary and confused. Your will be still, don’t try. Don’t let your heart get heavy, child; inside you, there’s a strength that lies. Don’t let your soul get lonely, child; it’s only time, it will go by. Don’t look for love in faces, places; it’s in you, that’s where you’ll find kindness. Be here now, here now. Be here now, here now. Don’t lose your faith in me and I will try not to lose faith in you. Don’t put your trust in walls, ‘cause walls will only crush you when they fall. Be here now, here now. Be here now, here now.”—Be Here Now // Ray LaMontagne (via kvtes)
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature, the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”—Rachel Carson (via expressions-of-nature)
I don’t want us to be those parents who never act romantic in front of their children. I want our kids to learn how to really love somebody because we lead by example. So kiss me in the kitchen while I’m pouring cereal, cuddle with me on the couch during family movie night, and hold my hand while we grocery shop.
Let’s show them what true love looks like, so when they find it for themselves they’ll never let it go.
“There’s the you that you present to the world, and then there’s, of course, the real one. And if you’re lucky, there’s not a huge difference between those two people.”—David Sedaris on Fresh Air, April 24, 2013 (via hss6749)
We must fix it in our minds that God is in everything, and works through everything. This means that Christ is hidden in the artisan, and Christ is hidden in the customer. Christ is hidden in the one behind the counter, and He is hidden in the one in front of the counter. He is hidden in the dentist, and hidden in the patient in the chair.
God provides for us through means. We benefit from the work of the farmer, the fertilizer salesman, the trucker, the grocery store clerk, and the dairyman; and when we bow our heads to thank God for the breakfast cereal, we are thanking Him for His work in all of these people, whether they know Him or not. We receive from God through the work of others. We acknowledge this when we pray for our daily bread (Matthew 6:11).
We know that God is working in and through all things (Romans 8:28), and this includes countless daily kindnesses. When we thank the Lord for the cereal, we should know that we are thanking Him for the whole supply chain, and not just for the full bowl in front of us.
“"Food, alcohol, and drugs are no substitute for a relationship." If you’re lonely, do something about it. If you love the arts, take a course at your local community college. And if you can’t find a place to get involved, create one.”—Hedda Bolgar, 103-year-old practicing psychoanalyst and cofounder of the Hedda Bolgar Psychotherapy Clinic, in Los Angeles
“I often don’t say things out loud, even when I should. I contain and I compartmentalize to a disturbing degree: In my belly-basement are hundreds of bottles of rage, despair, fear, but you’d never guess from looking at me.”—Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl. (via brandyalexanders)
people:omg ew why would you do that you look like a slave how're you ever going to get a man when your hair looks nappy nobody wants a girl with peasy hair what about a job you look so unprofessional you need to do something with your hair you look like a nappy-headed ho how do you expect people to ever respect you?
black woman:*wears a weave*
people:LOL look at this ratchet bitch wearin a weave because she cant grow her own hair do you even have hair under there i mean do you even wear your real hair out at all i hate weaves its like false advertising i dont see why you'd wear fake hair when you could just have your own.
black woman:*gets a perm*
people:why do you want to be white why do you hate yourself so much to be burning your hair out with the creamy crack every 4-6 weeks and it cant even be healthy for your hair or your scalp you need to let it go and embrace who you really are i hope that in time you come to accept yourself and what God has given you.
black woman:fuck y'all, I do what I want.
black men:see this is why i dont fuck with black women they got attitude problems bruh i only like a light-skin yellowbone with good hair that knows how to act i dont understand why black women gotta be so mad all the time like damn black women really aint shit.
Recently I watched Oprah’s interview with the beautiful Tamera Mowry-Housley where she spoke openly to her critics about her interracial marriage. I commend her for speaking up about the criticism of interracial couples because it does exist. I too am in an interracial marriage and often…