inspiration and realisation

Show up. Commit. Get active. Start one thing instead of only thinking about starting 20, but ending up being too busy thinking rather than doing. Don’t feel guilty for “letting down” all of your other passions if you pick one and commit to it fully. Be proud that you’re decisive. You’re naturally always going to miss out on a lot of things in life, but it will only be painful and feel like you’re missing out if, while trying not to make the wrong decision, you end up not picking anything at all. Share your light. Commit. Get active. You and the world deserve your light being shared.

“We shall not say the word forever, even though we wont say forever, please be together with us for a long, long time- Kim Jongdae 150308

Thank you exo. This is for five years, here’s to five more.

worth the wait

“imagine debuting.”

park minhyuk turns his head and raises a brow. he looks at moon bin, staring up at the ceiling of their training room with arms folded behind his head. “what?”

“debuting,” bin repeats. “imagine debuting.”

“we’ll get there,” minhyuk says. “we won’t stay here as trainees forever.”

“i know. i know we’ll debut, but think about it! imagine us on stage, all the lights and cameras and our own music blasting through the speakers, and we’re wearing those little headpiece thingies like cool idols do,” bin says, sweeping a hand across the air like he’s imagining it in front of him now. “and there’ll be a huge screen behind us with the name of the band we’ll be in, and our logo, and there’ll be so many fans, cheering and screaming and shouting, and not just here but all over the world. we’ll go on tours and tickets would be sold out in less than five minutes, and we get to see the world and go places we’ve only ever dreamed of visiting.”

bin props himself up on an elbow and looks at him, a little out of breath, eyes bright and twinkling. “wouldn’t that be great?”

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When you look at the stars make sure you realise how infinite this universe is and what a miracle it is that the human race is on this world. If you realise this, then know what a miracle it is that you are here: breathing, living your life, meeting new people, interacting with people, changing people’s lives, loving… You are so so special and make sure you realise this, because there is one of you in this whole world and there is one human who can be you perfectly and that is you. So be you, stay you, be around people who don’t contain you, but let you be who you are and who encourage you to be the best you, you can be. Because when you are truly you, what a clash of perfection it will be.
—  Jasmijn Bergsma 
At Christmas, we are supposed to do something for other people.

Dutch pop radio channel 3FM sends two or three of its DJ’s in a temporary studio, the week before Christmas. They are not allowed to get out of the studio, stop broadcasting and eat for six days. Their goal is to collect as much money as possible for a silent disaster. The annual event is called Serious Request and it has gained enormous popularity over the years. 

The hole on the picture is supposed to put your hand in. Polish your nails, gender doesn’t count, and donate one euro, or don’t and donate more.

The challenge started Wednesday afternoon. It was supposed to collect 100 euros. By Thursday morning, this challenge had already grossed over 400.000 euros.

This challenge is started by six-year old Tijn(pronounce: [taain]), who thought about a way to help the millions of children worldwide who will most likely die from a disease that is easily curable in wealthy countries. He will lose his life to DIPC(brainstem glioma) within a year. 

He really doesn’t seem to care about his own health. He is dying. That doesn’t stop him, but it motivates him to help people even more. Thousands of people, many celebrities included, were touched by this story and decided to donate. 

Last year, the DJ’s of Serious Request collected over 12 million euros, and that record will surely be beaten. Tijn will be remembered as a hero, someone who brought light in the dark 2016.