I love tears

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I hate thinking about your pretty face covered in tears, but I know why you’re crying because I’ve been in your place. This isn’t a high school thing or an age thing. It’s a people thing. A life thing. It doesn’t stop. It doesn’t end or change. People cut other people down for entertainment, amusement, out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them. Or for no reason at all.

It’s just what they do, and you’re a target because you live your life loudly and boldly. You’re bright and joyful and so many people are cynical. They won’t understand you and they won’t understand me. But the only way they win is if your tears turn to stone and make you bitter like them. It’s okay to ask why. It’s okay to wonder how you could try so hard and still get stomped all over. Just don’t let them change you or stop you from singing or dancing around to your favorite song.

If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.

Every time someone picks on me, I’ll think of you in the hopes that every time someone picks on you, you’ll think of me… and how we have this thread that connects us. Let them keep living in the darkness and we’ll keep walking in the sunlight. 

Forever on your side, Taylor.

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Dear Deepika & Anisha,

As you stand on the threshold of life’s journey, I want to share with you some lessons that life has taught me. Decades ago, as a little boy growing up in Bangalore, I started my tryst with badminton. In those days, there were no stadiums and courts where sports people could train. Our badminton court was the wedding hall of the Canara Union Bank near our house, and it was there that I learned everything about the game. Every day, we would wait to see if there was a function in the hall, and if there was none, we would rush there after school to play to our hearts’ content. Looking back, I realise that the most important thing about my childhood and adolescent years was my refusal to complain about a lot in life. I was thankful for the few hours a week we had the opportunity to hit the shuttle back and forth. In fact, the foundation on which I based my career and my life was the refusal to whinge or whine about anything. And that is what I want to tell you my children, that there is no substitute for perseverance, hardwork, determination and passion for what you choose to do. If you love what you do, nothing else matters — neither awards nor compensation, not even the gratification of seeing your face in newspapers or television. When I won the All England Championship, the prize money in badminton became significant — £3,000 — a huge amount in those days.

But that did not distract me from the sheer joy of having been instrumental in putting India on the global map of this game. Deepika, at eighteen, when you told us that you wanted to shift to Mumbai for a career in modeling, we felt you were too young and too inexperienced to be alone in a big city and in an industry we knew nothing about. In the end, we decided to let you follow your heart and thought it would be cruel to not give our child the opportunity to go after a dream that she lived and breathed for. If you succeeded, it would make us proud, but even if you didn’t, you would not have any regrets that you did not try. Deepika, I have learned that you can’t always win in life, that everything you want might not come your way. That events don’t always turn out as you want them to. To win some, you have to lose some. You have to learn to take life’s ups and downs in your stride. The amount of effort that I put in my game never varied from the first day till my retirement. Even during my toughest times, I focused on what I had, instead of dwelling on what I did not. I had the ability to make the best of the worst circumstances and remain steadfast to my goal.

Remember how I constantly tell you both about the importance of making your way up in the world without waiting for your parents to pull strings? I believe it is best for children to work hard to make their dreams come true and to not have things handed to them on a platter. When you are home visiting us, Deepika, you make your own bed, clear the table after meals, and sleep on the floor if there are guests at home. If you occasionally wonder why we refuse to treat you like a star, it is because you are our daughter first and a film star later. The cameras that follow you everywhere and the arc lights will eventually fade and what will remain is the real world. Strive to generate positivity around you even though you are too new and too small a player to effect a big change. You are in an industry where there’s always going to be big money, but I believe that it is important to try to be the best in whatever you do regardless of the money.

The things that really matter in life are relationships, honesty, respect for your parents and elders. Material success is important, not fundamental to happiness and peace of mind. I can’t tell you enough about the rejuvenating power of prayers and a little faith. Spare a few minutes of your day to close your eyes and meditate, to think about God and you will see how much faith in His power will strengthen you. In the end, when your career is behind you, what remains is family, the friends that you have made. Live a life that is healthy and one that will allow you to live with your own conscience. Everything else is transient. And remember, no matter what, we are always going to be there for you.

Lovingly,

Pappa

to say that pride was amazing would be an understatement

EVERYONE!!!!!

Im so happy, I’m going to get a puppy!!!!!! It is a pitsky, a pitbull hisky mix! 2 of my favorite dogs in one!!!!! Its way too hot here for a husky but it will have short hair and just oh my god the floppy ears!!!!! I can’t wait till he’s part of my little family, I hope he has blue eyes! Maybe I’ll name him Nigou, I don’t know yet, but Im so happy! Dogs help with l my depression and anxiety and just. You don’t understand, I’m crying I’m so happy!!!!! Ugh my weakness!

I joined this roleplay only a mere few months ago and when I joined I was a complete and total newb (still kind of am) but I was worried on how everything worked and how I would be welcomed into the community. I’ve known of rp before and truth be told the first time I’ve heard of it was something that two people did to spice up their sex lives (and I’m sure I’m not the only one) and I would rp with a friend of mine through kik but I never knew there was a whole huge community of it like this. That wasn’t until I met Jaq and Meg. The day I stumbled upon rp was when I was very stuck with my writing, I write jemi stories on youtube, so I needed some inspiration so I was in the jemi tag and I came across jaq and meg’s jeminess and got very intrigued with reading it and it helped a lot with my inspiration. One day I messaged meg wanting to tell her how much she had inspired me, how great her writing was but I never expected her to message me back and for us to build a friendship from that one little message. With that message I went to message jaq and from there two beautiful friendships were born. For a long time they had told me they needed a good nick and they kept telling me to join but I was scared because I had a lot on my plate but I wish I knew the joy it would bring me maybe I’d join sooner. But anyways during your last male giveaway I had taken the plunge and send in an app. I made my account and I became nick. And since then I’ve talked to some amazing people and I’ve had so much fun on the rp I never want to leave.

To some special people

Meg aka @demidemz never would have thought one little message would lead to having such an incredible friend in my life. Since the beginning you have inspired me and you continue to inspire me. I know we had a bit of falling apart not too long ago but I’m so grateful that we’ve made up because you are such an amazing friend and I’m so happy that you’re in my life.  You’re always there for me especially when I’m super insecure about myself and I’m just freaking out. You just seem to know the right words to calm me down. And when we plot it’s so on point, you’re just an incredible writer and I’m very honored I get to write with you. I love you.

Jaq aka @sojoejonas just like with Meg I never thought a simple message would bring me such an incredible friend. You’re always there for me, I know you felt bad that you’re never there when I’m having a break down but that’s sucky part of having a friend halfway across the world. But I know you would text me as soon as you saw a message from me if I was upset about anything and that’s what I value about you and our friendship. I love that no matter how stupid the question was about the whole tumblr rp was you helped me out. We haven’t done a whole lot of writing together but the stuff we did was amazing and the stuff we have coming up people are going to love. Thank you for just being an amazing person. I love you.

 About a month ago I was at my cousin’s wedding and as usual I was pretty much ignored by my family, and was a complete outcast. They actually got annoyed I wasn’t drinking because I didn’t want to drink because I had to study. But anyways midway I wrote an out of character post on tumblr I had forgotten about it till the next night and when I looked I saw all the love people sent me. That’s when I knew that I found a place I belonged. I want to thank all of you. For the people who I’ve just started to talk to and for the ones I’ve been talking to for a while and the ones I haven’t talked to. I hope I get to talk to you all.

 To the admins, thank you for creating such a wonderful community. The fact you’re so strong after 3 years it’s amazing. Thank you for letting me be part of such an amazing community, and giving me the opportunity to do something that is out of my comfort zone.

Love

Vina (Even though my name is Vinita, my online nickname is Vina)

anonymous asked:

I just read the Jin series and OMG IT'S SO SAD BUT BEAUTIFUL AND OMG THESE AREN'T TEARS โ˜”โ˜”โ˜”

I loved the Jin series … I just feel like something like that could happen, where he gets so scared to admit his feelings … I love myself a good tear jerker

yukito: toya is the person i like the most. i just don’t know if he feels the same
sakura: i’m sure he does! i support your gay love, and if my brother hurts you, i’ll fight him
yukito: i’m sure you’ll find someone you love the most as well, and who’ll love you the most too 
me: [through tears] i love this anime