when was that ever going to work

okay just to be cheesy for a sec, but I feel like Harry’s just got such an old soul, but combined with a perfect finger on the future, like he just gets what works and what doesn’t, and what’s up and coming, and how far he can push the envelope while still bringing people in to him. I know that whatever he does is going to be amazing, but 70s-inspired British rock just feels so in his wheel-house. I feel like he’ll just take this vibe, and when people listen to it, it’ll feel familiar and nostalgic, but also feel like something no one’s ever heard or done before, and I just can’t wait to see it all happen when he’s ready :’) 


Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. -Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

Being content. I don’t think there has ever been a time before this that God has really screamed (not literally) for me to be still, know that He is God, and to be content with where I am and with what I have at this very moment. It’s a lot easier said than actually done.

I don’t know about you, but if you’re anything like me (and almost any other human on this earth), you have plans for your life, desires to fulfill, and places to explore. When those plans don’t work out, those desires go unfulfilled, and all of the places are without adventures we become very unsettled. Our hearts begin to doubt and even grow hardened when what we anticipate is no longer.

This leads us to question God. Why is this happening to me, Jesus? What is my purpose? Do I have a purpose? Where did I go wrong? What’s coming next? Why can’t I have answers to my life?

As I prayed each and every one of these questions it struck me that my life is not actually my own. God made me, predestined me for great works, and knows exactly where He is leading me. I know nothing. I can’t foretell the future. I can’t see what’s behind the next door. Only God has that power.

And He wasn’t done teaching me after that epiphany. What’s next to come was another question, from me. “So, how do I be content, Lord?”

God wants us to be content so that He has us in a position that allows Him to speak to us without distractions, unless of course we create distractions (that’s a whole other topic to discuss, though). He wants all of us, even in this very moment, to draw near to Him at all times- especially during those hopeless moments.

Remember that God knows exactly how you feel. He felt it all while He manifested Himself on earth through His One and Only Son, Jesus. So, He gets it.

Being content is a process. It doesn’t happen overnight or even over the next week. I don’t believe that there is some 12-step program that will get us to be content or some prayer we pray that will make us content. What I do believe is that to be content we, first, need patience. I mean, isn’t that part of what being content is all about? Patience will slow our minds, our actions, and allow us to be still in order for us to actually be aware of God in our moments. This leads me to think that our perspective on our situation is also important.

How we view the moments we are in, these doubtful and hopeless moments, is key to our contentment. If we view them as we have (doubtful and hopeless), we will drudge our way through day after day finding no light at the end of the tunnel. Instead we must look at these instances as being allowed by God, even if He didn’t cause them. 1 Peter 5:7 illustrates for us that God cares for us so much so that He commanded us to cast our burdens onto Him. No matter what we see, we must choose to accept the situation as if it were coming from God knowing that He cares for our well-being and that He is sovereign through whatever may come.

Being content will not happen without total submission. These situations are usually not fun or sweet. So, don’t express that to God. Rather, be truthful and sincere expressing how you really feel to God:

“This is painful, Lord, and I’m not sure why I must go through this but I choose to submit to You because You are trustworthy, faithful, and loving. I’m accepting this situation and I will persevere until whatever it is You want to accomplish in me is fulfilled.”

If we let go and submit like this to God, we are allowing ourselves to be open to His plan, His voice, and His timing. This is exactly what we want! We can take heart in the fact that whatever He has planned for whenever He chooses to unfold it we have hope in knowing that it will be something good and something that will bring Him glory.

Your waiting period is hopeful because something great will be coming soon. So, be content in this moment and seek what God wants to teach you and what it is that He wants to prepare in you.

Be encouraged. Be righteously submissive. And seek Him moment after moment.

By Samantha

She is the girl who loves everything a little too much
or not at all.
That one who will stick with you forever,
in your head at least.
You’ll remember her everywhere you go because she made you see beauty in the ordinary things. Because she made your world a little brighter, a little better
and a little harder.
Spreading love was the only goal she ever had, yet nobody every taught her how love works, what it is, what it means.
It’s a lonely girl but if you get to know her,
the real her,
(please don’t give up when it takes longer than you expected, she never really trusted anybody, but she is trying. She really is)
you’ll love her more than any person you have ever met.
Because she does that to people,
she makes you love her,
care for her,
she will let you in and you will love her even more.
When times get rough, you will want to leave and you will hate her like she hates herself and you will wish you had never met her because how could someone so full of love turn into the complete opposite.
You will see the hate she has for herself and how ugly and messy blood can be.
She promised you she won’t ever hurt herself in that way again.
But, I promise you, she will find another way. It’s a creative mind and you must know, art is not supposed to look nice, it’s supposed to make you feel something.
She is living for spreading love
and destroying herself.

i want winston efi and mei to be friends so bad……. speaking about their respective works for hours……. intersecting their own fields of research to do even greater stuff together……. efi making another robot friend for mei so snowball doesnt feel lonely when mei is away………. mei always making sure efi puts on a heavy coat and scarf when winter comes bc gibraltar is so much colder than numbani in december……………. winston always keeping extra snacks in the lab bc everyone works so hard and often forget to take time to eat………. 

and efi’s parents being so worried to let their daughter stay in overwatch for a bit but tracer is so quick to assure them that winston is the most responsible and caring gorilla father figure she ever had………….. she calls her parents every day before going to sleep and tells them about everything and everyone she met there!!!! dva lets her check out her mech bc efi’s eyes sparkle so much when she sees it,, they talk about mech engines for a solid 50 minutes.. she stays with ana at night and ana tells her embarrassing stories about fareeha when she was a kid………. efi knows u got that scar by punching a basketball and it bounced back in ur face fareeha, she knows

Drag Me Down Lyrics

I’m on my way to gain my freedom
I won’t let you hold me down again
I curse the day I let you become
My everything, but I just can’t sit down

You’re never at home
Even when you are, I still feel alone
Never in my life have I been this low!
I wanna run away but you won’t let go
And I can’t really see us working out
I think it’s best if we both go in different routs
When we met, we were the best thing that I’ve known

I did everything you asked
Never worried it’d collapse
But here we are
Now I’m wondering what it ever meant to love
I just want to rise above
But you’re holding me…

Down, down, down!
All you do is drag me down!
I don’t want you around!
And you promised me when you leave
You won’t drag me-

Down, down, down!
I can’t take it anymore!
You are rotten to the core!
But you’re never gonna let me soar
Cause you drag me down!


Close the Door - Shaping

First time I’ve tried to teach this. Goal is to close the door not using paws (no scratches)

Session 1 : (off camera) Approach the door
Session 2 : touch the door
Session 3 : (off camera) Touch the door with nose/chin/chest only
Session 4 : Push the Door
Session 5 : push door harder, longer duration
End of sessions

Instead of working on perfecting old behaviors, (which can be tedious for me and Aayla) I like to shape random behaviors when I’m try to mentally exercise her. Whether or not I ever go back to the behavior to finish it is not important. Just that she is thinking and problem solving. It helps her become a better learner, she becomes more of an independent thinker and she learns to think through failures. On top of that I get to practice shaping, which is a new thing for myself. I get to practice with behaviors that don’t matter so when I want more serious behaviors I have the tools needed to help Aayla succeed.

An update.

I realized I didn’t give you guys an update as to what happened the other day.

My great-grandmother was in the hospital on Saturday because she had been having strokes ever since.. Wednesday, I believe. At 6am on Sunday my sister calls me and says that she wasn’t doing very well, and that her and some of my extended family were on the way to the hospital. I called off work because she said she had gotten worse and they weren’t sure if anything was going to happen.

When I reached the hospital, she was in very, very poor condition. The strokes had greatly affected her brain and speech, which worsened her dementia. They drew some blood to run some tests and then she slept for a while. She woke up and seemed to be doing better after a while, but her speech and memory were still pretty badly affected; you could hear her slurring and she kept asking who the younger kids (myself, my sister, and my two cousins) were about.. Every couple minutes or so.

A neurologist came in about 2pm or so and said that she would recover completely. The strokes, despite being frequent, were very minor and did not overly damage her speech capabilities or motor skills. She was doing very well when I left to go back home around 3, and she was actually released yesterday evening.

So, I apologize for worrying anyone, but I didn’t want to give details until I knew for sure what was happening. Thank you those of you who sent me asks, and I promise I’m going to get to the rest of them soon! Someone decided to send me like 30 so I got a bit overwhelmed, haha. LOOKS AT @jellyfish-lizard.

anonymous asked:

I'm the aroace with the orgasm question, Thank you so much for your answer, I thought this stupid site ate it for dinner! I read your go down fic when you posted it, and I loved it. But the question is will you ever grace us with an actual very first time, 2x09 first time fic. If that is impossible could you possible share with us how you headcanon them? who would be more terrified(if any)? Is Alex born ready? Is Maggie nervous she will mess up? Or the other way around?

Two versions for you, darling!



anonymous asked:

Okay but Nico is surely a crazy soccer fan, like it's the one thing he gets really worked up about, which Will didn't really know when he agreed to go to the World Cup and he was left in slack jawed shock by his shirtless boyfriend wearing the Italian flag as a cape with his face painted in red white and green screaming cusses as Italy gets knocked out in the semifinals

HAHAHAHA OMG I LOVE THIS!!!!! Passionate Nico is like my favorite thing ever! Honestly.

feanarofinwion  asked:

totally random laundry advice from a (supposed) adult: when you buy new clothes, put them in a bucket of cold water, add some cleaning vinegar and leave it to soak for 24h. normally the colours shouldn't come off anymore and you can safely mix your colours and your whites, bc indeed who even does that. (btw: normally the clothes should be safe from shrinking now too, the cold water takes care of that, the vinegar fixates the colours!)

kjasdfhjksahfjksdahfsjak this is the best advice i’ve ever gotten. i’m honestly going to try this whenever i buy new clothes! thanks heaps! does this method work on denim as well? 

anonymous asked:

You wanna hear stories and I'm so excited that I want to tell mine... I'm typing this from my professor's apartment while he's in the shower. Every morning, he wakes up first and he holds me until it's time to get up. We eat cereal and drink coffee and go about our work/studies together. I thought I was crazy about him when I was a student fantasizing over what this would be like... but it's better than I ever could have imagined. ... and holy cow, I love him more than I ever thought possible.

Wow. I think I speak for the whole TCC when I say that you are living our dream. That’s really adorable and I wish you the best ;)


anonymous asked:

Warm me up is just so incredible. I love how you are making will and Nico work things out before getting in a relationship (even if I just want them to kiss already) it's just healthy. Taking things slow and build ups is me and it's what I like to read and you are amazing at that (Well your amazing in general) the new chapters give me life. Also your hair is absolutely gorgeous and like are you even a person because you are legit so beautiful. Ok I'm gunna go now because this is super long sorry


I am so happy people appreciate the pace and the healthy parts of this. I am so happy you like it so much and thank you for those compliments. I don’t ever really feel beautiful (It’s a confidence thing my therapist and I are working on it) so it really means a lot when I get told that by my tumblr friends ♡

Thank you!!!!!!

So, I’ve been pulled over a few times in my life. Not many, but a few. And I’ve also been in a couple of cars that got pulled over. And let me tell you, if you were actually doing something wrong, the officer doesn’t make any small talk, just straight into “I clocked you doing 70 in a 55.” The only time I’ve ever gotten the “do you know why I pulled you over?” was the time when I wasn’t doing anything wrong, and I got let go even though he insisted to the end that I was doing 87 in a 70 (white privilege at work).

“Do you know why I pulled you over?” is a trap. It means there’s a good chance the officer doesn’t actually have a good reason to ticket you, and is trying to get you to waive your 5th Amendment rights and incriminate yourself. If you make a guess, that’s a confession of guilt.

But there’s another trap, that I’ve heard of but haven’t yet experienced. It’s “do you know how fast you were going?” With that one, they’re hoping you’ll say no, because then they can name whatever speed they want – you just said you didn’t know how fast you were going, if you deny the speed they name then you’re lying to them.

remember the maze training scene coran made keith and lance do? and lance flipped out and blamed keith for leading him in the wrong direction?

well, keith says “take two steps forward, turn right, and take three steps that direction” but,,,

hes leading him to a dead end?? when the walls turn invisible lance is still facing that direction bc the control station is still behind him

and even if he was facing another direction it still wouldn’t pan out 

and keith even says “you’re not listening” when hes legit leading him to a dead end. there is nowhere for lance to go. has keith ever done a maze before? does he know how it works? or is he just being super petty???

either way, lance was actually right, keith was doing it on purpose. savage.

@sapphicgeek: So, I want to tell you all what happened in the store today. It’s probably the single greatest moment I have ever experienced working here. After the usual Saturday rush, a teenage girl comes in. She looks absolutely terrified and when I greet her she jumped. She starts going up and down the new release wall and the poor thing looks completely overwhelmed. So, I make my way over to her and ask if I can help her find anything. She quietly admits that she was looking for Supergirl. We’re walking to the Super area when I ask if she watches the show. She smiles a bit and nods. Says Alex is her favorite. I mention that I’m a huge #Sanvers shipper and the poor thing just breaks down in tears. I’m trying to figure out what the hell I did to upset her. She’s crying and I’m freaking out. After a minute or so, everything clicks. I’m staring down a crying baby gay. One who was having some big issues. I tell her that it was hard for me when I wanted to come out too. She finally stops crying and asks me if it gets easier.  We sit at the coffee bar and talked for a while. She tells me that after seeing it all over Tumblr she binged SG. And when she got to Alex’s coming out arc was when things hit her. She tells me that she’s just wanted to kill herself for so long and that she had tried but just made herself sick. But as Alex’s arc continued she said she realized that she started to see that she could be happy, that she could be loved. She didn’t want to die anymore. For the first time, she didn’t want to die because she got to see Alex be amazing and be queer. She said she came to the store hoping to find something to get her through the hiatus, so she wouldn’t fall back in depression. She had no idea gay comic characters were a thing, but wanted to try. I tell her about Batwoman, Midnighter, and Renee Montoya. I pull out my starters which are Batwoman: Elegy, Midnighter, and Gotham Central. I also dug up a copy of the Adventures of Supergirl, just to get her through. She had enough cash for one and was torn on which to get. She decides on Batwoman and asks if I can hold the rest for a while.  I was having an internal crisis at that time, because this kid was me years ago. I was barely holding off my own tears. I ended up buying the other 3 for her and I make her promise me that in 10 years she’ll help another queer kid. So, I’m out 60 bucks and I cried in the bathroom for an hour but it was damn worth it. 
So, @TheCWSupergirl @SupergirlStaff @chy_leigh and @florianalima the work you do means so much to us. Thank you. So, so, much. 

x, x, x

The Signs on a Saturday morning
  • Aries: Makes breakfast at like 2 am. No shame
  • Cancer: Does their homework or other work right away. (Seriously why?)
  • Taurus: Gets ready right away at 8 am. Then goes for a walk/run.
  • Gemini: Quite possible has a hangover from last night. No one knows for sure.
  • Leo: Gets all dressed up to go out. No one knows why however.
  • Virgo: Doesn't. Get. Up. Ever.
  • Libra: Sits in bed conjuring up a plan for the day and doesn't do much until 12 pm.
  • Scorpio: Hahahahahaha what is sleep though
  • Sagittarius: Gets up when the dog barks at a very unusual time. Quite possibly 5 am.
  • Capricorn: Is way too happy to be a morning person, step away.
  • Aquarius: Eats pizza rolls at 11:53 am
  • Pisces: Does something productive to put all of the other signs to shame.

Stop trying to make poor people feel guilty for splurging on a $12 bottle of wine once in a while or a $2 coffee every other morning while you throw around money like it’s nothing.

I’m so sorry to tell you, but when someone works 40+ hours a week, or even just part time, and still can’t afford to spend $2 for a damn coffee, THEY ARE NOT THE PROBLEM. Our society is.

You’re out here buying yourself $20 lunches and $50 shampoos like, please tell me more about how a coffee that puts a smile on my face is me “spending irresponsibly”.

What am I supposed to just work, and go home? Never do anything, never buy myself a lunch or a new shirt ever or enjoy life in the slightest? Cause there are millionaires out there with vacation mansions in 8 different countries so please keep telling me how I’m wasting my money on a fucking $10 lipstick that made me feel pretty.