Appreciate every run. No matter how on or off you feel. How fast or how slow. Long or short. Because when you’re injured you would kill for even a sloth like death of a run.
Sure, we’d faced some things as children that a lot of kids don’t. Sure, Justin had qualified for his Junior de Sade Badge in his teaching methods for dealing with pain. We still hadn’t learned, though, that growing up is all about getting hurt. And then getting over it. You hurt. You recover. You move on. Odds are pretty good you’re just going to get hurt again. But each time, you learn something.
Each time, you come out of it a little stronger, and at some point you realize that there are more flavors of pain than coffee. There’s the little empty pain of leaving something behind - gradutaing, taking the next step forward, walking out of something familiar and safe into the unknown. There’s the big, whirling pain of life upending all of your plans and expecations. There’s the sharp little pains of failure, and the more obscure aches of successes that didn’t give you what you thought they would. There are the vicious, stabbing pains of hopes being torn up. The sweet little pains of finding others, giving them your love, and taking joy in their life they grow and learn. There’s the steady pain of empathy that you shrug off so you can stand beside a wounded friend and help them bear their burdens.
And if you’re very, very lucky, there are a very few blazing hot little pains you feel when you realized that you are standing in a moment of utter perfection, an instant of triumph, or happiness, or mirth which at the same time cannot possibly last - and yet will remain with you for life.
Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don’t feel it.
Pain is a part of life. Sometimes it’s a big part, and sometimes it isn’t, but either way, it’s a part of the big puzzle, the deep music, the great game. Pain does two things: It teaches you, tells you that you’re alive. Then it passes away and leaves you changed. It leaves you wiser, sometimes. Sometimes it leaves you stronger. Either way, pain leaves its mark, and everything important that will ever happen to you in life is going to involve it in one degree or another.
- Jim Butcher (via purplebuddhaproject)
arizona robbins meme: speeches [4/?]
↳ "Most people think I was named for the state but it’s not true, I was named for a battleship.. the USS Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and he saved 19 men before he drowned. Pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm, raised to love my country, love my family, protect the things I love. " - Invasion (6x05)
She on beat like a muhhfucka
shoutout to her for being so positive while going through chemo
i love her positivity and energy so much, i fuck wit this.
Soooonnnnnn what?She is on beat like shit. I
she got kik?
this made me smile od, I love sweet older women like her
i literally procrastinate talking to my friends like it hits me “oh shit i havent talked to that friend in a while” and im like “yeah ill have to do that later” and then i dont
then i feel really guilty about it and [AVOIDANCE INTENSIFIES]
You end up real disappointed when you go through life thinking people have the same heart as you.
IS BEING HYDRATED REALLY WORTH ALL THIS PEEING?
BEING HYDRATED LEADS TO BETTER BRAIN FUNCTION, BETTER DIGESTIVE FUNCTION WHICH CAN MEAN WEIGHT LOSS, PRETTIER SKIN, FEWER HEADACHES, MORE ENERGY, LESSENS CRAMPS, AND IT HELPS YOUR KIDNEYS CLEAN YOUR BLOOD WHICH MEANS YOU FEEL BETTER OVERALL
SO PEE AS MUCH AS YOU NEED TO MY FRIEND
-Kai, Lessons in Life #39 (via 1112pm)
Violet Rose (via c-icatrix)
This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct