grateful for compassion

anonymous asked:

We've had a ton of fake stories over the years, why have we made this such a big deal? I mean it's awful and disgusting but...ok?! We've talked about this way more than we should have.

i mean… many fake stories have pushed gross ideas such as harry hooking up with someone who was underage, harry including someone’s rare name in a song without bothering to warn them so the 1d fanbase can track her down within hours, the girl’s dad hearing a song about her on the today show unexpectedly when most people interpret the line “she feels so good” sexually, and so on and so forth. like ????? people bitched for ages about the harry and caroline flack thing (we STILL bitch about it) because while it was fake, it was uniquely nasty, so of course people are also gonna bitch about the ridiculous story behind carolina because 1) it started off being gross and 2) it’s changed like five times. sorry, but i’m not gonna normalize the underage bullshit that this story started with or any of the other gross stuff associated with it by being like ‘ohhhh whatever, they lie, let’s all move on.” nope. sorry, not happening.

I AM love
I AM abundance
I AM peace
I AM joy
I AM happiness
I AM bliss
I AM sat nam
I AM wisdom
I AM grateful
I AM compassion
I AM secure
I AM excited 
I AM truth
I AM loyalty
I AM god
I AM atma Brahma
I AM satisfied with myself
I AM universal acceptance of the divine
I AM an angel incarnated in this body
My body is a vessel of the divine
For I AM love
August Fluff Month - Day 3: Sweets


For their one year anniversary, Adrien decided that it was high time that he gave Marinette something from the heart. Not that any of his past gifts to her had been superficial, but he felt that this one had to be extra special.

One year was nothing to laugh about, and he wanted to show her, and everyone else, how serious he was about this relationship (as if the time they spent together was not serious enough).

Adrien had come to Tom and Sabine’s Bakery countless times, and had met Marinette’s parents long before they had even begun dating. Reintroducing himself as her boyfriend, however, was no less nerve wracking as he would have hoped. The older couple was rambunctiously kind and opened their door to him without a second thought. He was, and would remain, forever grateful for their compassion and for having raised a wonderful daughter with that same compassion.

So, when Adrien asked Tom and Sabine to help him bake something, they were more than ecstatic to help out. And by “help out”, they meant provide supplies and instructions, and not actually bake at all.

Adrien was completely fine with that. He wanted the gift to come from him, and to represent the work that he was willing to put forth for the love of his life. What he wasn’t fine with, was his inability to do anything in the kitchen. All he wanted to do was bake some simple macrons for his girlfriend, but it was proving much more difficult than he had anticipated.

Flour flew everywhere, and he had gone through more than one batch of batter mix before getting right. He was a mess, and so were the macrons, but at least her parents thought he was sweet.

At the end of it all, he came out of the kitchen with flour in places he didn’t want flour, a pair of giddy and doting parents, and a dozen pink, mangled, macrons. Sabine slid a box over to Adrien to put his gift in.

“She’s going to love them,” the woman commented as she assisted in packing the pastries into a gift box. Adrien smiled hopefully at her, and gave both of his girlfriend’s parents a hug and thanks before running off to find the intended victim of his distorted baked goods. 

So, I actually went into the Tony’s kind of blind this year. 

I knew a little bit about The Great Comet and Dear Evan Hansen because those are the two big shows that everyone was talking about. I was expecting to be blown away by The Great Comet, and I was… but it didn’t leave me itching to listen to the full cast album. 

Honestly, the show that stole my heart and made me pine to get back to Broadway was Come From Away. 

I knew nothing about that show before last night. 

I had never even heard that story before, and I honestly can’t BELIEVE that I didn’t know about it.

That performance left me so touched and emotional and so grateful for the kindness, compassion, and humanity in others. 

You don’t see a lot of stories about 9/11. People have certainly tried but have typically come up short, and the bad critical reception has almost made it this untouchable event that is forbidden from being talked about as anything other than political fodder. 

It’s so refreshing to see someone finally get it right. I listened to the whole cast album last night and what Irene Sankoff and David Hein were able to do so perfectly was put the world around you back to exactly where it was that morning. 

They wrote a show about 9/11 free from the political shitstorm that came in the weeks following, free from the anger and rage that came in the years following, free from cheap sentimentality and exploitation. 

They truly captured that feeling that I think everyone who lived through that day remembers very clearly - that strange and indescribable feeling of being more frightened than you’d ever been in your life and at the same time knowing that you would be perfectly safe to embrace the stranger sitting across from you as if they were one of your dearest loved ones. 

I’d like to thank them for that. But, more importantly, I want to thank the people of Newfoundland for their selflessness, generosity, and compassion.It’s long overdue - and rest assured that the next time someone around my table tries to use 9/11 as a political bludgeon I will be changing the topic to the story of your beautiful island. 


I graduated! I mean after 6 Bachata lessons I can now go to intermediate level and not have to repeat beginners steps over & over 😃 I’m still shy with body rolls, mini Brit Vin Diesel laughed when I said there was no motivation (if I was humping would be easier 😂)

I still have a long way to be sexy (I’m not the one in the video 😬) despacito 🤞🏻

I’m still stuck in Salsa (not beginners nor intermediate) but I know soon I’ll be in intermediate too 💃🏻👯

I adore @mirandasings she is the best antibullying person I’ve ever seen. She created a character thanks to her haters & she is MINTED. She did an amazing Thriller video with my new interest @mattsteffanina an amazing choreographer 🙌🏻

I see flowers and nature everywhere now, they have always been there!!! 🌸🌺🌹🌷🥀🌻🌼💐🌾🍀🍃🌿🌞

#spiritual #grateful #seethegood #dance #antibullying #mirandasings #bachata #namaste #mattstefanina #believe #bullying #coexist #spirituality #trust #peace #calm #mind #soul #hope #collabs #compassion #forgiveness #thankful #youtubers #meditation #life #meditate #zumba

Current #music #playlist: “don’t worry be happy”, “perfect”, “will you still love me tomorrow”, “time of the season” and “Losing my mind” the 1st song I ever remember when I was a child by Liza Minnelli I’m a romantic 🐄🙈

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100 Things to Be Grateful For (2)

1. I am grateful for my meals today.
2. I am grateful for new beginnings.
3. I am grateful for different perspectives.
4. I am grateful for helpful information.
5. I am grateful for entrepreneurs.
6. I am grateful for a good nights sleep.
7. I am grateful for fun travel experiences.
8. I am grateful for positive comminities.
9. I am grateful for empowering friends.
10. I am grateful for fair treatment.
11. I am grateful for promoters of peace.
12. I am grateful for thought provocation.
13. I am grateful for healthcare.
14. I am grateful for fruits & vegetables.
15. I am grateful for clean drinking water.
16. I am grateful for safe neighborhoods.
17. I am grateful for sports.
18. I am grateful for creativity.
19. I am grateful for lessons learned.
20. I am grateful for cleanliness.
21. I am grateful for honor.
22. I am grateful for artistry.
23. I am grateful for great mentors.
24. I am grateful for trust.
25. I am grateful for loyalty.
26. I am grateful for healthy abundance.
27. I am grateful for beauty.
28. I am grateful for good hygiene.
29. I am grateful for respect.
30. I am grateful for empathy.
31. I am grateful for intuition.
32. I am grateful for gifts.
33. I am grateful for money.
34. I am grateful for clarity.
35. I am grateful for air conditioners.
36. I am grateful for heaters.
37. I am grateful for new ideas.
38. I am grateful for humility.
39. I am grateful for morals.
40. I am grateful for compassion.
41. I am grateful for tools.
42. I am grateful for solutions.
43. I am grateful for eyesight.
44. I am grateful for sense of touch.
45. I am grateful for sense of smell.
46. I am grateful for hearing.
47. I am grateful for sense of taste.
48. I am grateful for comfortable seats.
49. I am grateful for comfortable beds.
50. I am grateful for awesome weather.
51. I am grateful for mobility.
52. I am grateful for uplifters.
53. I am grateful for craftsmanship.
54. I am grateful for passion.
55. I am grateful for emotion.
56. I am grateful for colors.
57. I am grateful for all four seasons.
58. I am grateful for prosperity.
59. I am grateful for birthday parties.
60. I am grateful for dancing.
61. I am grateful for self-expression.
62. I am grateful for common interests.
63. I am grateful for Mothers.
64. I am grateful for chocolate.
65. I am grateful for extended family.
66. I am grateful for childhood memories.
67. I am grateful for amusement parks.
68. I am grateful for majestic views.
69. I am grateful for miracles.
70. I am grateful for blessings.
71. I am grateful for existence.
72. I am grateful for great knowledge.
73. I am grateful for unexpected help.
74. I am grateful for lemonade.
75. I am grateful for restaurants.
76. I am grateful for farmers.
77. I am grateful for business.
78. I am grateful for bartering.
79. I am grateful for skills.
80. I am grateful for value creators.
81. I am grateful for good vibes.
82. I am grateful for variety.
83. I am grateful for good rapport.
84. I am grateful for intimacy.
85. I am grateful for great connection.
86. I am grateful for architecture.
87. I am grateful for skill mastery.
88. I am grateful for miraculous recoveries.
89. I am grateful for boxed water.
90. I am grateful for compensation.
91. I am grateful for high self-worth.
92. I am grateful for fresh air.
93. I am grateful for air freshners.
94. I am grateful for volunteers.
95. I am grateful for worthwhile causes.
96. I am grateful for civil rights.
97. I am grateful for goodness.
98. I am grateful for new opportunities.
99. I am grateful for unconditional love.
100. I am grateful for great hugs.

I found the surgeon who fixed my unilateral cleft lip when I was a baby, on twitter. He did an amazing job and I cannot thank this man enough for the amazing job he did for me. I read up on him and found him to be a top class plastic surgeon in the UK and in recent years he also went out to India to fix the clefts of children who live in poverty, as their parents simply cannot afford the hospital bills to get it fixed.
I think this person is amazing & is clearly so compassionate about the work he does. Well done to that human for giving me the opportunity to grow up with a smile to be proud of!

I want more fics about Saavik on Romulus, both as a child and when Spock goes there to start his reunification efforts. Her proposed backstory is so sad, but it makes her relationship with Spock by the time we meet her in Wrath of Khan so much more powerful because of it. His family saved her from complete hell, and she’s forever grateful for the love and compassion they showed her. 

They’re by no means a “conventional” Vulcan family, but their love helped Saavik heal at a time when she needed it most. She may still struggle with being ashamed of her emotions (due to spending a good portion of her life on Vulcan), but Spock proved to her that there’s more than one way to “be a Vulcan,” and breaking those barriers of expectations so that Vulcans can coexist with other species is what allows Saavik to eventually find her place in the universe. 

Also, if we are to assume that the intended half Romulan story arc that got cut from the canon content still remains true, it would only make sense for her to aid Spock in reunifying Vulcans and Romulans when the time comes. 


i am grateful for my friends;
that things turned out entirely differently from what i expected at age 15 about who would be in my life forever.


they are more than i ever could have asked for;
more than i thought i deserved, miraculous in their quality, marvelous in unquantifiable ways.

—  friendship, 176/365 (e.f.a.)