have you filled your life with beauty

FEBRUARY HOROSCOPES

Aries, some ghosts are here to teach you instead of haunt you.

Taurus, your mother is not disappointed in the person you’ve become or the people you have been.

Gemini, it is difficult for an artist to love another artist; you both desperately want the other to hold still.

Cancer, avoiding important conversations because they’re difficult does not make anything easier.

Leo, you are still adequate even when you are not receiving constant validation.

Virgo, the life you deserve is fulfilling and filled to the brim with glittering magnificence.

Libra, everyone misses you even when you don’t think you’ve gone anywhere.

Scorpio, healing doesn’t have to mean yanking the memory down like the string of a ceiling fan.

Sagittarius, the careful balance of chaos and beauty in your life is inspiring to those around you.

Capricorn, some things are just meant to be a conversation; not everything is meant to be a poem.

Aquarius, the person that once made a city out of your heart is still looking for your tongue in the mouths of strangers.

Pisces, good intentions are not good excuses.
—  FEBRUARY HOROSCOPES, by Blythe Baird (2017)
Do you ever just lay down at night, right before sleeping as your mind is filled with beautiful, extraordinary thoughts that make you feel blessed and relaxed such as,

“shit my otp must be having some of that hot smut right now”

Self Care Tips
  1. Fill a glass with water and put it beside your bed so you can drink it as soon as you wake up.
  2. Lay out your workout gear the night before to motivate you to exercise the next day. 
  3. If you don’t have much time to workout, try doing HIIT exercises. Not only do they take a short amount of time, they also increase your metabolism even after the workout.
  4. Meditate every day. If you’re just starting out you can do it for 5 mins. at first then gradually increase the amount of time you’re comfortable with doing so.
  5. Do calf raises or wall sits while brushing your teeth. 
  6. Hum to your favorite song that is around 3 mins. long while brushing your teeth. Don’t forget to brush your tongue and floss afterward. 
  7. Refrain from using hot water when showering as it can lead to dry skin and hair.
  8. Only put shampoo on your scalp and conditioner on the ends. Shampooing the ends will draw out moisture and conditioning the scalp will make your hair greasy. 
  9. At the end of your shower, alternate the water temperature from the hottest then to the coldest setting you can tolerate. This improves blood circulation. 
  10. Put lotion on when your skin is still damp for better absorption.
  11. Always wear sunscreen to slow down the development of wrinkles and decrease your risk of getting skin cancer.
  12. Exercise your eyes when looking at a screen for a long amount of time to reduce eye strain. After 20 minutes, stare at something that is 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
  13. Do your work while standing up instead of sitting down. Sitting down is detrimental to your health and can outweigh the benefits of exercise.
  14. Eat on smaller plates to help with portion control.
  15. Drink water or tea when eating out. Don’t drink your calories.
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“What is worth living for?”
I think that life itself is worth living for. If you are not living the life that you want, you fight to achieve that life. “ — Jensen Ackles (JIBCon 2015) 

Happy 38th Birthday Jensen Ackles  ♥
March 1st 1978 

Christmas with the Sidemen - Simon

Simon X Reader


Description: Christmas in the Sidemen house and you have decorated the house just how you had imagined. 


Requested?: lol no but I literally have given up with you guys and giving me ideas tbh lol xox

Warnings: none I don’t think

Notes: this is definitely one of the shittest things I’ve written idk. It’s also very long but. Please leave feedback and comments xox xox love you all lots 💗

Christmas was your favourite time of the year. It had been your whole life. Your childhood Christmases were filled with the smell of spicy cinnamon and Christmas trees, the cheesy or beautiful music that was played, warm, bright lights strung sporadicly around the house and - best of all - giving and (of course) receiving presents. And now that you had (partly) your own house, there was no excuse not to go to town with Christmas, just like it was when you were little.

You were sat on the floor in the middle of the lounge, the room you had decorated the most, in flannel Christmas pyjamas, a fluffy baby blue dressing gown and fox slipper socks. The television was playing old, classic Christmas films that you had enjoyed as a child and candles were lit everywhere. Fairy lights of all different colours and shades were dangled from almost every wall and shelf.

It was Christmas Eve and you were wrapping some last minute presents for your boyfriend and your friends to put in their stockings. There were 7 stockings for each one of the Sidemen (or 6 of your friends and your boyfriend) and 5 sacks for the girlfriends, each one stitched with a name. Everyone had bought little presents to put in the stockings and then one main present was given to everyone (however, all of the couples had given more than one main present to each other) Because of the vast number of them, you couldn’t hang them on the fire place, like you had hoped, so you propped them against it, next to the main presents.

You sighed a sigh of relief as you put the last presents into Simon’s stocking. You stood up and took a step back to admire all of your hard work. A rush of adrenaline raced through your body as you realised that tomorrow was Christmas Day. You looked down at the presents that were soon, in around 6 hours, to be ripped open. All of the stockings and sacks were finally full, apart from one. Yours.

You took another step back and flopped limply onto the sofa behind you. Just as you started turning the volume on the television up, you heard the sound of quick but quiet footsteps, patting on the wooden floor of the landing. The door slowly opened, and you turned around to see your boyfriend, Simon, carrying a large bin bag in one hand, and in the other rubbing his eye gently. He was wearing nothing but some Sidemen tracksuit bottoms and hoodie, unzipped, obviously not thinking he would be seeing anyone up at three in the morning.

When he saw you, his bright blue eyes widened as he tried to hide the bin bag behind his back. “Uh, Y/N, what are you doing up? I thought we were all trying to get a good, long sleep, ready to cook and stuff tomorrow” Simon said groggily with little effort put into thinking about what he was saying, putting the bag down and sitting next to you on the sofa. You nodded towards the piles of presents whilst giving out a huge yawn. He laughed lowly and pulled you in under his arm. Your hand found its way up his stomach and chest and into his favourite place for you to rest it, around one side of his neck, thumb rubbing it soothingly. His warmth radiated onto you, somehow making you realise how tired you are. “It looks amazing, Y/N.” he said kissing the top of your head. All you could do was nod before sleep overwhelmed you and your eyes fluttered shut.

A moan of exhaustion escaped from your mouth and you stretched out your legs and hit the end of the sofa. Wait… The end of the sofa?! Your eyes opened and your arms unstuck themselves from the flesh of what you assumed was your boyfriend and the leather of the sofa. You turned onto your front and looked to the side. You were first faced with your boyfriend, sat upright, a smile beaming and his dimples growing in his cheeks. You smiled back but then turned your head further to be faced with all the Sidemen and their girlfriends sat in a circle, all smiling with stockings and sacks in their laps. There were two gaps in the circle opposite each other, one with a sack with your name on and one with a stocking with Simons name on, both full up.

You sat slowly up whilst trying to readjust your hair and clothing. “Merry Christmas, guys!” you said, getting up and running to hug them all.

After getting yourself onto the floor between Freya and Kayleigh, opposite Simon, Josh and Vik, you all started to unwrap your presents, taking it in turns around the circle.

“Merry Christmas, Y/N.” said Simon pulling you into a warm embrace.

“Merry Christmas, Simon.” you said giving him a short but loving kiss. Your hands cupped his face and his hands were placed gently on the small of your back, pulling you closer. Definitely, one of the best Christmases ever.

Sometimes I imagine what my life would have been without you, mostly after a fight or when I’ve got too much time on my hands (you always did joke that thinking is dangerous). Except every scenario I think up- no matter how great it looks- feels empty. Hollow, like a vase without flowers to fill it… only your strength and beauty is undying, leaving me knowing I’m definitely right where I should be: by your side.

the signs as Tuxedo Mask speeches

Aries: Pure, innocent maidens who love sweet foods… I cannot forgive fake dentists who snare them into unfair traps!

Taurus: I will not allow anyone to tarnish a star-drenched evening with tasteless evil. I am just one stem of a rose that cuts through evil.

Gemini: A supermarket is the people’s fountain of health. The fresh vegetables of the open country and the melt-in-your-mouth shabu shabu meat are angry!

Cancer: The hospital is a mansion of life that saves people who have fallen ill. Those who fill it with tainted energy, I cannot forgive!

Leo: It is a woman’s eternal wish to stay beautiful in the latest fashions. To protect the wishes of all women, I am here!

Virgo: If you can’t understand what it feels like to be a Pawn, you have no right to command the Queen.

Libra: Turning a sacred place of learning into a battlefield is an unforgivable outrage. Now, Sailor Moon, teach them the ABCs of Justice!

Scorpio: A true boxer would never hit a lovely young maiden. Instead, he would embrace her gently.

Sagittarius: The beach is a garden of beauties in swimsuits. It is not well-suited to bombs! Massive amounts of gunpowder should be for large fireworks to light up the night sky!

Capricorn: Ruffian who creates a storm of riots in the warm sun of Spring! It’s best you retreat!

Aquarius: The drum is a percussion instrument. If used correctly, it can touch people’s hearts. But you have used it as a weapon. You are a disgrace as a musician! If you are going to play the drum anyway, play something like the cheerful tune of a Japanese dance!

Pisces: Sweets are works of art, nurtured by the dreams of young girls. And at times, even the sweet hearts of those girls who adore beauty, will melt. Sweet sugar candies can melt away their heartache. But even those sugar candies sometimes melt.

The Little Book of Audrey Hepburn
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This is truly The Little Book of Audrey Hepburn. It’s filled with photographs and information about Audrey Hepburn chronicling her life from a young ingénue, to a fashion icon, to a humanitarian and mother. The book fits perfectly in your bag so you’ll always have a drop of inspiration wherever the day may take you.

We love films because they make us feel something. They speak to our desires, which are never small. They allow us to escape and to dream and to gaze into eyes that are impossibly beautiful and huge. They fill us with longing. But also. They tell us to remember; they remind us of life. Remember, they say, how much it hurts to have your heart broken. Remember about death and suffering and the complexities of living. Remember what it is like to love someone. Remember how it is to be loved. Remember what you feel in this moment. Remember this. Remember this.
—  Nina LaCour, Everything Leads to You
There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall sleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.
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K Project 15 Day Challenge - Day 12 - Funniest Moment

Kuroh’s appreciation of Ichigen’s voice recordings

Yashiro: “You carry him around with you on that?”

Kuroh: “Amazing isn’t it? The words of my late master Ichigen Miwa are contained on this device. He was also an avant-garde poet and his words were so filled with meaning and beauty that listening to them only once was not enough. It was not enough to simply engrave them onto my soul, I recorded them at every opportunity. I play them whenever I need guidance in my life.”

Recording: “Walk casually, down the path you have chosen. The path to your dreams.”

Kuroh: “Perfect, don’t you think?”

Yashiro: “…Creepy.”

I am the girl after your greatest heartbreak, your great love. I am the girl you try to pretend to be good enough; the girl that will never really be enough. I am the girl who picks up the pieces I have no power to break. I am the girl that pretends to be naïve. I am the placeholder, the clean-up crew, the girl after the storm. I know I’m the one after the catastrophe, because I am not capable of being a beautiful disaster. I know my place in your life, you don’t have to deny it just because you don’t want to hurt me, it’s a little too late for that.
I am not her. I don’t want to be the one waiting for the storm to end. I don’t want to be the placeholder anymore, I want to be the one. I’m tired of being a hand to hold when yours searches for hers. I am done being someone to fill the void she left every time you miss her, especially when it happens constantly. I deserve more than this. I deserve to be loved the way you love her. So this is my goodbye. And even though it’s a letter addressed to you, it’s also a letter for me, because even though I’m the one leaving, I know I’ll be the one hurting. So when you read this letter, if you ever do, I hope you feel a little heartbreak. I hope you’d give me some sign that at least I still meant something to you, even if it isn’t much. I know I’m not the perfect storm, but I’m just hoping that somehow, I was still a calm drizzle.
—  a. gale, An unsent letter from the girl after the storm to her hurricane
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Just a reminder, you are all beautiful!

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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“I Thought I Was Alone”

The true beauty of poets and story tellers, is that they have the courage to speak of their life experiences, which have left others nearly catatonic. You are truly blessed with a Beautiful gift, Mike. Thank you, as always. <3


I will not sniffle, I will not sniffle, I will not…damn.  :’)  WOW!  Thank you dear friend.  This unexpected gift truly warmed my heart.  To the best of my knowledge this was the first poem I ever wrote, and looking back I’m still slightly amazed/amused that it didn’t rhyme.  I mean, who saw that one coming?  May your day, and everyone’s be filled with love.  

starters ; legend of zelda edition

otwilightprincess:

❝ You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you? ❞
❝ The flow of time is always cruel… ❞
❝ It’s dangerous to go alone! ❞
❝ It’s a secret to everybody! ❞
❝ Well excuse me, princess. ❞
❝ Hey! Listen! ❞
❝ The wind… it is… blowing. ❞
❝ Do you now understand what I am? ❞
❝ What? Say something! Am I so beautiful you’ve no words left? ❞
❝ A sword wields no strength unless the hand that holds it has courage. ❞
❝ The history of light and shadow will be written in blood! ❞
❝ Such stunning features! ❞
❝ Furious! Outraged! Sick with anger! ❞
❝ This news has filled my heart with rainbows! ❞
❝ Welcome to my castle. ❞
❝ I AM ERROR. ❞
❝ Wake up, sleepyhead. ❞
❝ Shadow and light are two sides of the same coin, one cannot exist without the other. ❞
❝ May we meet again in another life. ❞
❝ You shouldn’t have done that… ❞
❝ Your words are kind and your heart is true. ❞
❝ There! On the horizon! ❞
❝ I’m sorry! I overslept. ❞
❝ Did you forget? It’s your birthday! ❞
❝ The look on your face…priceless! ❞
❝ You are just my type. ❞
❝ What kind of monster would take such a sweet, young child? ❞
❝ Do you ever feel a strange sadness as dusk falls? ❞
❝ You’d look like you’d be way too hot in those clothes… ❞
❝ I’ll be the good guy, and you be the bad guy. ❞
❝ So, you’re not absolutely stupid after all! ❞
❝ You must go forth on your own. ❞
❝ Together, we can take on anything! Right? ❞
❝ In case you’re wondering, yes, I know who you are. ❞
❝ I… I shall consume. Consume… consume everything… ❞
❝ The dream of fun is dead. ❞
❝ He must never be allowed to threaten the world again. ❞
❝ Please remember this song. ❞
❝ Did you ever realize how messy your hair was? ❞
❝ I found you! ❞ 
❝ Ha. Such conceit. ❞
❝ Believe in your strengths…believe. ❞ 
❝ Your true face… What kind of face is it? ❞  
❝ I thought you were a giant grasshopper! ❞ 

Dear Former-self,
Step down from this pedestal that has been built around you, for you are not nearly as mature as you believe yourself to be. Do not mistake your purity for righteousness. Your prolonged innocence is not a product of moral strength but rather the result of fortunate inexperiences. Understand that the pain you are in now is only a fraction of the torment you will endure later. When the waves of heartache hit, do not surrender, for the days you spend in agony have no resonance when your life is filled with beauty. Make your life beautiful. Do not relinquish yourself to the will of The Way, determine your own fate. Embrace the milestones you face today, the others will come soon enough. Act your own age, adolescent is crucial in development, do not sacrifice your future livelihood by trying to be older. Question the world. Do not play victim or point fingers, we are all responsible one way or another. Learn to accept blame without burdening yourself with guilt. Take my advice, for I have been here before, and I promise you, you will be better.
Yours Truly,