their smiles are awesome

Loving yourself isn’t always easy.
However, this is a battle that must be won.
For all of the beauty that exists around us must first stem from the realization of the beauty that exists within.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

🙌🏾😂Though she be little…. the edges are LAID , she’s FLY ….. and her VOCABULARY is POPPIN (body on toddler… convo on teenager…. she’s gone be runnin thangs in PreK ) ! 🔥🤗#Frobabies #babyfever #Melanin #naturalkids #naturalhair #teamnatural #blessings #blessed #LOVE #cosmotology #hairblogger #cute #awesome #style #cool #black #fun #smile #ootd #motherhood #childmodel #mommy #salon #blackgirlmagic #hairstylist #princess #washday #goddess #queen #essence 🌀Recoiled from @_sweetest_poison 🌀

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Work on becoming the very best version of yourself. Not just for one day. Not just for every other day, but during each and every second of this beautiful life that you’re living.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Be still. Feel the beating of your heart. The rise and falling of your chest. The subtle heat that radiates from your skin. You are alive. And everything that you; your skin, your eyes, as well as your talents and traits, is something to cherish. So take this life that you have, and live it.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

You are a work of art.

Yes, you.

Your personality, your talents, your skills, passions and beliefs. Your skin, your muscles, your bones, heart, and other various tissues. Your face, your smile, all the way down the depths of you inner being; you are a work of art. A masterpiece. A beautiful picture that not a single soul could ever replicate.

—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

“Lance,” he said encouragingly, “just try and feel the connection.”

“I am!” He hadn’t been, but it was easier not to admit that. Keith didn’t seem to believe him however.

“Just-” he scooted over in the chair and patted it with his free hand. “Just come and sit with me at least. Maybe she can sense that you and I are connected.”

Lance scoffed but did as he was asked, squeezing into the space beside Keith with relative ease considering it wasn’t very large. Part of his leg draped over Keith’s lap, and he averted his eyes to try and focus on something, anything, other than the feeling of the red paladin beneath him.

“I don’t think the lions know that we’re holding hands Keith,” he replied with a sigh, knowing that this was hopeless, and that they were probably going to be stuck in a strange plant goo storm and get stranded on this awful planet forever.

Because he couldn’t form a proper bond with the black lion and help save them.

Because he didn’t have what it took to pilot her.


Keith gave their hands a squeeze, and Lance’s mind went momentarily blank.

“Then maybe she can sense another connection,” he whispered. “A deeper one.”

Lance felt his cheeks flush anew, and let the grin show on his face as he stared at Keith.

“You and your bonds,” he chuckled, and Keith beamed. As if in reply, the inside of the black lion lit up suddenly, and from behind them Shiro cheered boredly.

I commissioned @sleepy-moans to draw something for my fic Stick with Me and it’s honestly the best decision I’ve made in a while. Go give them so love for creating such a wonderful piece of art!! It’s perfect!!

Realize the abundance of potential that you hold. Ever since day one, you have had this. However as we go on in life, the world teaches one otherwise. Please, realize your capabilities. Realize you talents. Realize how amazing you are.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin