Try your complete and utmost best with every task that you take on. Even if you don’t get exactly what you were hoping for, you will still come out much farther ahead.

And that is something to be truly proud of.

—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

Just a little reminder with summer around the corner: people of all shapes and sizes belong on the beach.

They all belong there enjoying the sun and playing in the waves and they all deserve to feel comfortable and safe.

So please, don’t stare at or make comments about those who’s appearance is a bit different than what you’re used to.


history meme (french edition)  →  free choice: relationships (2/?) Claude de Guise and his daughter Marie.

“[Claude and Antoinette] oversaw their daughter’s upbringing themselves and kept her close in a way that many other parents and children of their class must surely have envied. For the next four years, Marie was Claude and Antoinette’s only child and revelled in having her beloved parents’ attention entirely on herself. While growing up, Marie worshipped her charismatic father more than any other man in the world; when the devastating news arrived of her beloved father’s death on 12 April 1550, her mind was made up and she began to make plans for departure.” M. Clegg, Scourge of Henry VIII: the Life of Marie de Guise.

If you ever feel weak because of your physical disability remember: Most people with physical disabilities (including myself) use 3 times the amount of energy as your average able-bodied person. So really, we’re pretty strong! Also it’s ok to need help too, acknowledging your weaknesses along with your strengths is a wonderful thing. You’ve got this and you can do it.