find joy in everything

Manifest what you desire. Take time to make it happen. Sometimes you have to go through periods of struggle to find your joy. That’s ok. Fully experience each moment. Everything will work itself out, you have to believe that.

Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.
—  Rumi

what i love most about riley blue is her smile.

i love that despite everything she’s been through, she has the sweetest, most genuine smile. and it’s not like she just smiles through the pain, because she lets herself break down and cry and admit she’s not okay. but she still laughs at people’s jokes and extends a friendly hand

i love that she is kind. even though she’s terrified of hurting everyone close to her, and her instinct is to push away and isolate, she reaches out instead. because sometimes people are hurting just as much as she is and maybe they both just need someone to hold

i love that she’s allowed to be traumatised and broken and also be the kindest and most open she possibly can. i love that she embraces her cluster and protects them no matter what, even though it would be easy to give up. i love that she relies on them for support when she’s hurting and she promises to return the same

i love that riley is a trauma survivor and she still finds it in herself to smile

Find joy in the smallest things

the sound of rain,
the sunlight pouring in your window,
the shadows on your wall.
that stray piece of glitter on your face,
laundry fresh out of the dryer,
fresh fruit,
A nice smell or a cute store,
smiling at a stranger and
Going outside.

Find joy in everything because what’s life without being happy and taking in every detail. Theres beauty in everything. I challenge you to, in a place you don’t find beautiful, go around with a camera, pick a theme (round, reflections, up close..) And take pictures. I promise you soon enough you’ll see that there’s beauty everywhere.

anonymous asked:

what about a tiny au for ur girl red velvet joy?? no pressure !

  • librarian!joy 
  • is really enthusiastic about helping people find books for everything from research projects to new writers from their favorite genres
  • has a soft spot for cheesy romance novels,,,,,,but she doesn’t even try to hide it. she loves nicholas sparks
  • always has the cutest button down shirts with adorable flowery patterns on them
  • wears glasses with slim black frames that make her look mature and intelligent 
  • which she is,,,,,but also she’s a big giggly softie
  • like on her breaks she and fellow librarian wendy go out to get coffee and joy laughs so loud she tilts her head back and makes old man jokes,,,,,,,,,a big change from how she is around people in the library
  • and you’ve had a crush on her since,,,,,,the first time you took out a book at the library and saw her running one hand through her hair and holding a copy of your favorite book in the other
  • and you’ve always want to talk to her,,,,,and get to know her,,,,,but she’s too cool in your opinion
  • like she always seems like she’s super focused and confident,,,,,,,like,,,,,you don’t want to embarrass yourself
  • but you do, of course you do
  • when you see her come in with her new bob cut, prettily trimmed and making her already pretty face that much more beautiful
  • and as she’s scanning your books she’s like “return them in 30 days, thank you!”
  • and you’re still awestruck by how gorgeous she looks and you’re like “i,,,,,um,,,,,,,,,you’re so pretty im sorry i didn’t hear what you said?”
  • and the joy that you’re used to seeing, composed and smart, suddenly reddens and puts a hand over her mouth to hide the shy smile on her lips 
  • and she’s like “pr-pretty,,,,,really?” and you can only nod,,,,,because,,,,,,well wow
  • also oh my god you said that outLOUD you complimented her outLOUD,,,,,,,
  • but to your surprise she’s so,,,,,,,cutely happy about it that your hearts beating even faster and not because you’re super embarrassed anymore but because she looks so cutely shyly grinning to herself
  • and you’re like “ive thought so for a long time!!! but your new haircut,,,,it makes you that much more pretty - i didn’t think it was possible!!”
  • and joy nearly jumps up with happiness at the added compliments and it’s so obvious she’s trying not to grin even harder and she’s like thank you!!! come back soon, ok~ what’s your name again?
  • and she looks down at your library card and says your name and smiles to herself
  • and you’re like ill be going!!!!!!! and you rush out,,,,before your heart can fall out of your chest because SHES SO DAMN CUTE
  • and joy is just spinning around in her chair because a cute person like you thinks she’s cute and now she’s gonna think about you till you come back
  • and wendy is looking at joy across the library like: what is going on has she lost it 

I had a discussion with my father about books and the subject of people in fiction living in absolutely horrible situations came up and he mentioned something about some of his favourite books that finally made me understand why I dislike so much dark (often apocalyptic) fiction. In some of the best literature about people living in poverty, suffering, working hard days, they also find joy in very simple things. Because everything is so bad, very little is needed for someone to be happy. They found joy in drinking a little on the weekend, they found bliss in going to a dance and dancing for a couple hours. And that’s what’s missing from fiction that just tries to be grim. It’s not realistic. The writers forget that humans are as a group, optimists, and that because we need happiness to keep going we will find it even in the worst situations. So much dark, gritty fiction seems to fundamentally misunderstand humanity.

twoothpa2te  asked:

me an hour ago: sad, loves keith me an hour ago: finds your blog me now: full of joy and life, everything is perfect in the universe, ships klance, keith is the most perfect being in existence after you the person who draws him the best ever, no im serious there are a lot of artists on tumblr and they draw a lot of characters and i love them all but ive never loved someone more than your keith im dyingngkg thank you so much for existing and sharing your art with the world #blessed #notifsoN

hfhDFJKS THANK YOU <3 I’m glad you like my Keith he’s my favourite to draw and also my favourite in general

anonymous asked:

I've been thinking for the past year that the things that upset me the most about the stunt/closet/bearding situation is (apart from Louis and Harry's happiness obviously) the reaction from antis, media and even my dash. We're just always in a circle of negativity. When something "bad" happen, the media does an het article, larries talk about it, antis say things about us or send us message, we talk about it. and it's always like that we let the media and antis entering our space --> ugliness

Agreed 100%. The fandom itself is the hardest part of fandom. It’s tearing itself apart. That’s why I had to reevaluate things and try to only focus on the good stuff. Or at least find SOME sort of joy in the bad. I can’t COMPLETELY ignore everything that’s happening because that’s just not the person I am, but I can at least try to find something good within a situation. Because to me the good still does outweigh the bad.

anonymous asked:

Hey you've been gone and I'm worried about you, no pressure to create if you're not feeling up to it but is there anything wrong that maybe we could help with? <3

Lingering and nagging feelings of doubt have plagued me artistically for about 2 years but it’s down to me pulling myself together and finding the joy in everything that I do. I’m living a lot of life and working really hard off the internet right now, and as that’s fallen into place slowly and diligently, I hope to bring that drive and passion to what I do on here. It’s a process that’s had a lot of ups and downs. More downs than ups recently, but I’m still here and I will be stronger every day. My progress has never been and will never be a straight line.

got7 stans

Mark: unconditional admirers, literally find joy in everything he does, his laugh is music to their ears, his smile can cure all their worries, straight trash

JB: the bad bitches of the fandom, always ready to defend their man, got mad respect for leader-nim, don’t fuck around with these stans they’re no joke

Jackson: have the best sense of humor but also need the most patience because they gotta put up with that boy doing all the extras

Jr.: the moms of the fandom, so sweet, so encouraging, endless love and dedication for their man

Youngjae: the sweetest, most innocent angels, they love Youngjae with all their heart and they loyal af

Bambam: equally as wild as bambam, always ready to dab whip nae nae with their man, very fun-loving and adorable

Yugyeom: always on edge, never know when the maknae is gonna get buck wild again, almost like worried mothers trying to stop their rebellious child

servantofclio  asked:

You are a creative and dazzling writer, but more importantly an amazing friend!

CLIO. <3<3

You were the first person I followed in the Mass Effect fandom, and your fics were some of the first I read – so really, my whole long journey in this fandom is tied up in our friendship. :D 

You’re an incredibly creative person – whether you’re writing, or crafting, or baking (or letting yourself be dragged into new crafts and/or fandoms :D), and always, always a source of inspiration and generosity. How many of my rambles have you listened to over the years? A LOT, and I love you for listening to all of them! 

It’s an honor and a delight to be your friend, and to get to see your creative process (and your cats!). Thank you for everything, and may we forever find joy in our fictional meatball love interests! <3<3

As you walk this earth, it only makes sense to see things through the eyes of a child. To not judge things from your intellect but rather to see everything as it was the first time you saw it. To live in innocence and to have the intent to have fun. When you live to have fun and to find joy, everything else is taken care of. No more worries in the world. Children can be the greatest teachers if you will allow to open yourself up to what they are trying to tell you.
—  The Universe

Their faces. THEIR PERFECT FACES.

Look at fucking Mako, oh my god. she’s SO CERTAIN.

“Between us and that club you can’t even use yet, we have got this shit covered. Nobody can even THINK about hurting you!”

AND MINAKO

Confident, NATURALLY, but look at that smirk, that little glint in her eye.

Minako’s not just sure that they’ll protect Usagi, SHE’S KIND OF LOVING THIS. This is a DIRECT CHALLENGE. Of her Senshi. Of HER. And they’re all doing SO WELL at meeting it head-on, Minako feels. That is the satisfied, anticipatory look of preparing to crush the arrogant dickwaffle who dared to think they could get the better of you.

MY GIRLS

anonymous asked:

hi! i was just wondering about jack russell's as a breed. i really enjoy them and i'm looking to get one maybe and i know they're a little stubborn at times, how is training with odie? i love them but i need a dog who isn't difficult to train, but again it does depend on the dog

He is very good at doing as his told outside of my home and inside of my home when I’m on my own. If I have guests, he’s a noisy little attention seeker, his stubborn side definitely comes out then. He doesn’t like sharing my attention with other people at all and boy do we get to know about it.

He’s very easily motivated, and picks things up massively quickly. If he doesn’t enjoy certain commands, e.g, sit pretty, he won’t do them unless you’re offering a real good reward though. Most of the time, praise suffices. He’s got so much energy and finds joy in everything, especially training. To him, it’s the height of fun, he happily seeks it out, making it a whole lot easier. 

Happiness is something you find and like everything else in life it’s a joy to find.
— 

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