Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe (via psych-facts)

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by maciej ratajski (+)
It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see ourselves. We don’t watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chests rising and falling with our own rhythm. We don’t see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. You don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when you’re laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly yourself. (via bermira)

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Ok, having depression or any kind of mood disorder fucking sucks. It can make even the simplest tasks feel overwhelming and impossible. But if you’re feeling shitty and you wake up and are able to accomplish any of these things you deserve a fucking medal. I know shit is hard but you’re not alone. Take solace in the little things. Just because they’re small doesn’t mean they’re not important. Little steps are never a bad place to start. 
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms. from Zen Shin Talks (via serymn)
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Remember when I blogged that John Lennon quote yesterday and then I was like “I’m going to go paint” well I did a thing

Megan Lynch 
Wake // 2012
Duane Michals Inspired 


Usain Bolt posing with his winning tortoise at a tortoise race

are you telling me the fastest man in the world spends his free time racing slow ass animals

"We met when she came into a thrift store where I worked. We both loved clothes and dancing. She’s my best friend, my roommate, and my wife. I’m not even joking, we’ve been legally married for 14 years."
It is not a truism that strong women aren’t what people want to watch on TV, because they’re watching it, and it’s leading to our success. PBS is beating its competition by focusing on strong women. (via washingtonpost)

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Cunt again? It was odd how men … used that word to demean women when it was the only part of a woman they valued. Asha Greyjoy, A Dance With Dragons   (via scrlett)

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The Summer Garden, Saint Petersburg (by Fisss)

500px: A Small Hero ~ by Guiseppe.