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A Gibbsy Christmas

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Title: A Gibbsy Christmas

Pairing: Gibbs x Reader

Word Count: 481

Warnings: Fluff!

A/N: I didn’t realize this before but two people made kind of the same request. So I smashed it into one! I know it’s short, and I apologize! This was requested by @profiler-in-training and @saranasai! I hope everyone loves this!

Christmas time was hard for Gibbs.  It wasn’t easy getting him into the Christmas mood.  Last year he spent Christmas in the basement working on his boat.  This year you wanted things to be different, but it wasn’t that easy…or was it?

When you woke up this morning, you rolled over to face Gibbs who pressed a chaste kiss to your lips.  You were surprised by his kiss, but smiled nevertheless.  “Good morning Jethro,” you spoke, your voice still groggy from sleep.

“Morning [Y/N],” Gibbs whispered.  The Marine paused sitting up in bed and peering out of the window.  “Holy cow, it’s a white Christmas.”

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This is the thing: When you hit 28 or 30, everything begins to divide. You can see very clearly two kinds of people. On one side, people who have used their 20s to learn and grow, to find … themselves and their dreams, people who know what works and what doesn’t, who have pushed through to become real live adults. Then there’s the other kind, who are hanging onto college, or high school even, with all their might. They’ve stayed in jobs they hate, because they’re too scared to get another one. They’ve stayed with men or women who are good but not great, because they don’t want to be lonely. … they mean to develop intimate friendships, they mean to stop drinking like life is one big frat party. But they don’t do those things, so they live in an extended adolescence, no closer to adulthood than when they graduated.
Don’t be like that. Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal.
Ask yourself some good questions like: “Am I proud of the life I’m living? What have I tried this month? … Do the people I’m spending time with give me life, or make me feel small? Is there any brokenness in my life that’s keeping me from moving forward?”
Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love, and with people who believe life is a grand adventure. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep traveling honestly along life’s path.