The key to success: Show up, every day, rain or shine, just show up. Be the kid that picks up a book off the floor, or pushes in that chair that someone neglected to push in. Make that little extra effort to do a good job. Pretend like someone’s always watching, because someone always is. They’re gonna see you do that little thing and say “that’s who I wanna manage, that’s who’s gonna get be promotion.” So no sick days, show up, and do your job. That’s how you’re gonna get far in life.
—  My hairdresser
First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.
—  Octavia E. Butler

anonymous asked:

Hey momma. So recently I discovered that Tylenol and Advil can increase the amount of blood on your period. So I just wanted to let y'all know because for a while I would take Tylenol on my period and there would be an uncontrollable amounted blood. I looked it up and Motrin (ibuprofen) will help with all the same symptoms and lower the amount of bleeding. So for anyone with heavy flow I recommend ibuprofen. It works really well on me. I wish I'd know sooner.Hopefully you can spread the word! 😊

*points at the good advice*

-the Selkie

A wise man once said to his son

 “My son, do not become resentful when you are afflicted with trials for indeed that is tantamount to having bad thoughts about ones Lord and also, it gives pleasure to one’s enemy.

Do not mock others for indeed by Allaah, every time I ever mocked anyone I was afflicted in the same way as the person who I mocked.

In this world man is a target of arrows that come to him successively some pass him by, some fall short, some fall to his right and others to his left and some strike him.

Know that for every deed you are rewarded and how you deal with others is how you will be dealt with.

And whoever is dutiful to his parents his children will be dutiful to him.

Avoid greed and ambition for both represent poverty in the present.

Fear Allah as much as you are able and if you are able to make today better than yesterday and tomorrow better than today and your secretes better than you outwards deeds then do so,

Beware of deeds you have to apologise for, for one never has to apologise for goodness.

When you stand for prayer, perform the prayer of the one who is saying farewell as if you feel you will never afterwards pray again.

Adhere to modesty and you will be of its people

Do not afflict harm upon others rather give them good and forgive if you are able.

Do not be miserly if you are asked for something and do not tarry if one seeks help from you.

Whoever is stingy then Allah will make things narrow for him and whoever gives then Allaah will give him a replacement for what he gave.”

[Gem and Jewels - Wise Sayings and lasting Events from the Salaf]