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To Whom It May Concern:

In the nearly 10 years that I have known Luke Danes, I have come to know him as an honest and decent man. He is also one of the most kind and caring people I have ever met.

I am a single mother and I raised my daughter by myself, but once Luke Danes became my friend in this town, I never really felt alone. Luke and I have had our ups and downs over the years, but through it all, his relationship with my daughter Rory has never changed.

He’s always been there for her no matter what. He was there to celebrate her birthdays, he was there cheering her on at her high school graduation. Luke has been a sort of father figure in my daughter’s life. With his own daughter, Luke wasn’t given the opportunity to be there for her first 12 years, but he should be given that opportunity now. Once Luke Danes is in your life, he’s in your life forever.

I know from personal experience what an amazing gift that is and not to allow him access to his daughter would be to seriously deprive her of all this man has to offer and he offers so much.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Lorelai Gilmore

Regina really did a number on you

(3x11)

Emma: That doesn’t sound much like a happy ending

Regina: It’s not but I can give you one.

Emma; You can preserve my memories

Regina: No but I can do what I did to everyone else in this town and give you new ones.

Regina: My gift to you is good memories and a good life for you and Henry. You’ll have never given him up you’ll have always been together

(3x12)

Emma: If what you’re saying is true then I have to give up my life here.

Hook: It’s all based on lies

Emma: It’s real and it’s pretty good

(6x10)

EQ: I’m going to give you something, something you’ve always wanted.

EQ: I wish that Emma’s Swan’s wish to have never been the savior be granted.

Emma: Storybrooke felt like a dream and now this does. I mean a good dream.”


Hmmm….


“Good memories and a good life”

“It’s pretty good”

“A good dream”


Regina gave Emma good memories and good life in 3x11 of raising Henry and she didn’t want to leave it. Now flash forward to 6x10 a part of Regina, the Evil Queen grants Emma’s wish to never be the savior giving her the ideal life of always having her parents and having raised her son. So isn’t it interesting how Regina is always the one giving Emma the life she wants.

anonymous asked:

Aaron's age astounds me sometimes considering what he's been through. And I know it's a soap so people do go through a lot but Aaron has been put through shit upon shit for someone so young. It was only at the age of 24 that he landed himself in hospital purely because of an accident. That speaks volumes.

He’s been through enough stuff to last a life time (same for his relationship with Robert). But you know what the amazing thing is, Aaron has always picked himself back up and got through it. Robert was right when he said Aaron was the strongest the person he knows. Some people would have given up by now. Aaron more than anyone deserves some happiness in his life.

Hi precious tumblr followers-

I’m gearing up to do a year of school based counseling with Middle Schoolers, and subsequently shutting down this little space I’ve carved out for myself on the internet. A little sad to see it all go, but it’s a small price to pay to make an impact, I think. 

I can’t describe what a difference the connections I have made on this little website have made at certain points in my life- this has been the ultimate lesson in the power of sharing and of community. Each message I’ve received from you guys has given me so much joy and pride and sometimes much needed validation, and it has really helped to guide the trajectory of my life. I don’t think I’d be headed into finishing up this Master’s degree and headed into a career in counseling if I hadn’t heard a sea of voices from this website saying “your voice helped me”. 

So thanks for reaching out, thanks for being kind, thanks for saying “me too” when I’ve put out posts that were personal and difficult but felt so necessary. Truly, you all are the best.

If you want to keep up with me elsewhere my instagram is missbucket and my twitter is missmahget 

Hang tough, lovely humans. Thanks for the years of connection.

<3,

Margaret

When life gives you lemons...

you’re supposed to make lemonade.

When life causes you to be laid off though, you can’t freaking afford the sugar to make said lemonade.

Sigh. Things have been a bit tough. I feel like these past months have been a whirlwind. I felt betrayed by my coworkers and I lost friends that I thought were close friends. Not ideal.

I haven’t given up though. Crafting helps.

This is what I have been up to these past few months. I FINALLY opened my own Etsy shop. I only have two items there but I’m proud of at least starting it :). https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetLynneKnits

I also have been working on prayer shawls for my church. It definitely has been soothing.

Below are some photos of items I’ve made since October. 

Love you all!

anonymous asked:

Lori, I'm conflicted & need an outside opinion. I hate my career because it makes me hate my life but it was pretty much given to me with minimal effort. Should I suck it up because I make decent money or find another job that will make me happy?

I wanna tell you to follow your heart but we live in the real world where living costs money so do you have a backup plan? Are you applying for jobs with all of your heart and soul? Are you able to survive without the income from this soul sucking career? Is there another human life that relies on you to be an adult and do the hard uncomfortable thing because they are unable to do the hard uncomfortable thing for themselves? You sound like you’re actively thinking on this and you’ll do what is best for you. I would love to give you an easy answer. Sometimes change is scary and sometimes it’s what you need to find yourself again. Whatever you decide I sincerely wish you all the best 😘❤️

WARNING - PLEASE READ IF YOU HAVE A PEANUT ALLERGY AND LIKE TO SHMEAR MAKEUP ON YOUR SKIN TO MAKE YOU LOOK AS FLAWLESS AS YOUR PERSONALITY

I am one such an individual, and last night I was super pumped to try this concealer. Out of curiosity I read the ingredients and saw something called arachidyl behenate.

Anything with the root “arachi” such as “arachis oil” is probably peanut related. And, sure enough, I did some research and arachidyl behenate is peanut-derived. Which is the story of how I nearly smushed a deadly food allergen into my skin.

There’s a report here from last year that seems to indicate that some food allergens are neutralized when processed for cosmetics, but I’m not sure that applies for peanuts. And at any rate, they did indicate there was still a risk of a reaction if such proteins weren’t processed properly.

Now, I’m gonna say it outright - I’m not one hundred percent sure that a heavily processed peanut-derived chemical such as arachidyl behenate will cause a reaction. I’ve worn a lot of makeup over the years without checking the ingredients, so I could have easily used a product containing it without knowing. Still, better safe than sorry.

Alternate names for peanut products (anything with the prefix “arachi-” should be considered suspect):

beer nuts, earth nuts, goobers, groundnuts, groundnut oil, hypogaeic acid, katchung oil, mandelonas

A full list can be found here, another cosmetic-specific one here.

Here’s some articles on the subject:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11558642

http://www.national-toxic-encephalopathy-foundation.org/peanuts-in-cosmetics/

http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/hydrogenated-peanut-oil

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/700482/ARACHIS_HYPOGAEA_(PEANUT)_OIL/

Stay safe, guys, and please signal boost for any peanut-allergic followers you might have!

It’s finally here! Thank you guys so much for supporting and being part of my life. I cannot tell you the inspiration, motivation, and happiness you all have given me in the few months since I’ve made my studyblr. Okay I’ll stop being mushy :)

Please read the rules below for how to enter, and I will announce the winner on November 2nd, 2016 with a random generator after inputting all of your names. So, heres a big giveaway that I’ve been saving up for for weeks! Here are the 5 things that you will receive if you win!!! 

Here is what you will win:

1- 10 pack of Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Brilliant Colours

2- 1 Blue Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

3- 15 pack of Zebra Mildliner Cool Soft Colour Double-Sided Highlighters

4- Ban.do Sticker Book

5- 20 MT Washi Masking Tapes

RULES:

  1. Must be following me ( @zeestudies​ ) (It’s a 5k follower giveaway, after all :P)
  2. Must reblog this post (likes are for bookmarks) You can reblog as many times as you would like!
  3. If you won, I will send you an ask on November 2nd, 2016 and ask for your PO box or mailing address, so please be comfortable with me asking for that :]
  4. No giveaway accounts, please!
  5. P.S.: This giveaway is open internationally!

****This is optional, but if you have the financial means to afford these items, please try to reblog this less, as this is for people who cannot afford these luxury items :)


I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!! GOOD LUCK :)

I am not the first person you loved.
You are not the first person I looked at
with a mouthful of forevers. We
have both known loss like the sharp edges
of a knife. We have both lived with lips
more scar tissue than skin. Our love came
unannounced in the middle of the night.
Our love came when we’d given up
on asking love to come. I think
that has to be part
of its miracle.
This is how we heal.
I will kiss you like forgiveness. You
will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms
will bandage and we will press promises
between us like flowers in a book.
I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat
on your skin. I will write novels to the scar
of your nose. I will write a dictionary
of all the words I have used trying
to describe the way it feels to have finally,
finally found you.

And I will not be afraid
of your scars.

I know sometimes
it’s still hard to let me see you
in all your cracked perfection,
but please know:
whether it’s the days you burn
more brilliant than the sun
or the nights you collapse into my lap
your body broken into a thousand questions,
you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
I will love you when you are a still day.
I will love you when you are a hurricane.

—  Clementine von Radics, Mouthful of Forevers

crazy, stupid, love sentence starters:

  • “you were right, i shouldn’t have eaten all that bread.”
  • “no puppy eyes, you little maniac.” 
  • “you’re not talking, and that only makes me talk more.”
  • “if you keep talking i’m gonna’ get out of the car.”
  • “just for the record, i think about you… while i do it.”
  • “i’m pretty sure you’re my soulmate.”
  • “i did, i jumped out of a moving car.”
  • “i don’t care, i love him. and given the opportunity, yes, i would have his babies.”
  • “friend to friend, ew.”
  • “your life is so pg-13.”
  • “don’t you think you’re a little old to be using cheesy pick-up lines?”
  • “i can’t take my eyes off of you. that’s a fact, not a line.”
  • “you’re a double negative.”
  • “i hope this doesn’t make you uncomfortable, i’ve developed like a little… crush.”
  • “i just wanted to say… shit.”
  • “i don’t know when you and i stopped being us.”
  • “i’m a total stranger, how would i know something so intimate about your life?”
  • “you’re getting drunk on watered down vodka like a fourteen year old girl.”
  • “i don’t know if i should help you or if i should euthanize you.” 
  • “i’m gonna’ help you rediscover your manhood.”
  • “what happened to your feet?”
  • “are you steve jobs? are you the billionaire owner of apple computers?” 
  • “you have a mom butt. is that what you want?”
  • “stop slapping me. really.” 
  • “i wouldn’t touch you. if my life depended on it.”
  • “how you are doing this wildly sexy, yet unbelievably cute thing that you’re doing?”
  • “you ran in the other direction when you saw me coming the other day.”
  • “love is for stupid assholes.”
  • “god, would you put on some clothes, please?”
  • “my schwanz is in your face, if it’s not bothering you we gotta’ bigger problem.”
  • “you want me to fight someone?”
  • “go away. please don’t come back ever.”
  • “you are the perfect combination of sexy and cute.”
  • “you’ll learn to love me, i promise.”
  • “you know i’ll kill him if he hurts you.”
  • “i’m glad we switched babies at the hospital.”
  • “i’m so mad at you for what you did. but i’m mad at myself too.”
  • “you fight for your soulmates.”
  • “he scares the shit out of me.”
  • “i was trying to move on. but i don’t want to. you’ve always been the only one.”
  • “i thought that you were gonna’ propose.”
  • “do you still find me attractive? still wanna’ take me home?”
  • “no. i am sexy. i am r-rated sexy.”
  • “i am here to bang. we are gonna’ bang.”
  • “take off your shirt.”
  • “fuck! seriously? it’s like your photoshopped!”
  • “thank god i’m drunk.”
  • “i don’t want your slutty money.”
  • “no way. break up right now.”
  • “i will mess you up!”
  • “go big or go home, right bud?”
  • “i’m sorry for being a dick.”
  • “i’m in love with her. i love her.”
  • “i think it’s fantastic that you’re a better man.”
  • “there is no such thing as one true love.”
  • “i met my soulmate when i was fifteen years old.”
  • “because when you find the one, you never give up.”
  • “i brought a firearm from a shitty site. i’m prepared to shoot you in the face with it.”
I just hope you realize how much you mean to me. I just wish I could remind you of how beautiful you are. I’m sorry I haven’t told you in so long. But please don’t think I have given up on you. I will never give up on you. My arms are wide open. There is always a place for you here.
—  Lang Leav, “Reaching Out”, Memories

sometimes i just get kind of overwhelmed… life is such an amazing opportunity… we’re surrounded by so many good things? this earth is so beautiful… and the fact that i’m able to experience love? so freely given to me? just even those small moments, sitting and listening to a soft song, or watching the rain fall, the feeling of a worn sweater, the taste of homemade jam. all of those things? i could have never known. i could have never existed. but i am alive! and i do get to experience them! it’s crazy, how when you open your eyes to everything life has to offer to you, even those simple things can become luxuries to you.

When they say ‘you fight like a girl’–
damn right you do
you fight like hundreds of years of oppression
finally trembling from all the anger they’ve suppressed
you fight like your life depends on it
because every other night it does
you fight like you can scrape survival
from your skin, throw it against
your captors, make a life out of this
constant running,
you fight like you have never given up
like even after the bruises and the blood
you still give them hell because 
you were crafted out of fire
born out of the sun 
you are a laser beam
a starshine 
a ray of light that refuses to be
put out–
so tell them that you do fight like a girl
and you’ll win like one too.
—  Get your misogynist ass out of my face please