Have a goal. Waking up earlier. Smiling. Starting to run. Making this recipe. Buying this blanket. Traveling. Cuddling a horse. Saying i love you to someone. Laughing. Discovering the universe. Singing. Sewing. Having your own shop. Sleeping well. Going to this specific place. Being in peace with yourself. Taking a picture on the top of the Everest. No matter the kind of goal, have one. And fight for it. Wake up everyday with motivation, and fall asleep with a smile. Live your life to the fullest, every second. Do exactly what you want, and accomplish it. You are the master of your life. You decide. You create. So go. Never doubt of your capacities, and go
—  Unknown

When you look in the mirror,
don’t spend hours staring at one roll of your stomach,
the place where your thighs squeeze together,
the scar that you have never loved.

Don’t spend hours picking apart what is beautiful just to unearth a small flaw,
and don’t fixate on the little things you have never loved.

Because I’ll let you in on a secret.
That is not what the world sees when they look at you.
They do not study the pudge of your belly for hours on end, they do not stare at your crooked nose as if it is the window to the soul.

They see the flash of your smile when you laugh without fear.
They see the glint of your hair in the sun as you run, barefoot, along summer grass
They see your fingers, smooth, as you scroll through your phone and they watch your eyes spark with interest gliding across the screen.

You are beautiful. Please, start to see yourself as the world sees you.

—  I wish I would have realized this sooner

The term “spark of madness” is an accurate description of most comedians’ psychological nature. Robin Williams’ bouts of depression and addiction have been linked to his immense creativity, a trait related to psychosis. However, psychologist Daniela S. Hugelshofer’s study suggests that humour also serves as their buffer against depression and cynicism.

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I have a masters in fun times.

Part of a dude’s OKCupid profile (and the only thing written under his ‘I’m really good at…’ section). 

All brilliance aside, I too would like to have a masters in fun times. I’m going to inquire about it. Actually, I may already have my masters in fun times, so I may be looking at a PhD-type situation. Either way, I am ON IT. 

Special thanks to KS, who sent out the link to his profile in sheer awe.

Just because the road ahead is long, is no reason to slow down. Just because there is much work to be done, is no reason to get discouraged. It is a reason to get started, to grow, to find new ways, to reach within yourself and discover strength, commitment, and determination. The road ahead is long and difficult, but it’s filled with opportunity. Start what needs starting. Finish what needs finishing. Get on the road. Stay on the road. Don’t give up.
—  Ralph Marston