you take for granted

Here, this is my heart. I’ve spent quite a lot of time putting it back together. I’m sorry about the cracks. Some people weren’t that gentle with it. Sometimes I wasn’t gentle either, but I’m getting better at it every day. I don’t really like having these protective walls up, but my past wasn’t great. I’ve knocked them down just to build them back up stronger than before every time. That’s become exhausting, but you’ll be different from the rest, won’t you? You won’t take this love for granted, you’ll cherish it, right? Right?
—  NaPoWriMo Day 22 - Trust // Maxwell Diawuoh

I woke up happy. I’m going to bed happy. I’m also going to bed about 3 hours later than usual, which is a good thing, I think.

Edit:. Just realized I’m trying to stay awake in an attempt to hang on to the happiness I’ve felt today. Edit 2:. If you feel happiness regularly, don’t take it for granted. I never thought I’d be at a place in my life where I’d need to make a statement like that.

It’s one thing to know that the Great Firewall exists and to work around it but another to fully grasp the absence of online services you take for granted when someone asks you in all seriousness if you’ve heard of a video site called YouTuBe with three syllables.

The slogan that “the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it” was always aspirational boasting, but it’s never been less true than today when the Internet is the closely monitored infrastructure of state-owned or state-backed companies.

A better if more depressing slogan would be that people on the Internet interpret censorship as damage and route around it by finding different sites that work, which is exactly what the censorship was trying to achieve.

                      &.  *          N I R V A N A          M A L L O R Y          T A Y L O R.

                      accurate  visuals  of  nirvana’s  expressions,    hair,    attire  and  actions.

 “  here,    this  is  my  heart.    i’ve  spent  quite  a  lot  of  time  putting  it  back  together.    i’m  sorry  about  the  cracks.    some  people  weren’t  that  gentle  with  it.    sometimes  i  wasn’t  gentle  either,    but  i’m  getting  better  at  it  every  day.    i  don’t  really  like  having  these  protective  walls  up,    but  my  past  wasn’t  great.    i’ve  knocked  them  down  just  to  build  them  back  up  stronger  than  before  every  time.    that’s  become  exhausting,    but  you’ll  be  different  from  the  rest,    won’t  you?    you  won’t  take  this  love  for  granted,    you’ll  cherish  it,    right?    right?  

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Grant, Candice and Keiynan cuteness before filming
(a very spoilery scene, proceed with caution)

The Secrets to a Better Relationship

1. Make sure you spend time alone together.

2. Appreciate each other, and express your gratitude. Don’t take them for granted – or you may regret it later!

3. Major on communicating openly and honestly (share and talk about everything).

4. Don’t let offenses and irritations become huge resentments – which build a wall between you.

5. Get a handle on your jealousy. Be open and confront it in a real and honest way.

6. Allow your partner to be a flawed human being. Don’t expect them to be perfect, or to please you all the time.

7. Show affection, and demonstrate you care.

8. Let go of your need to be seen as being right; and don’t be stubborn or demand your own way.

Reasons to love the Houses

Slytherin. Fall in love with their knife-edged stares and all consuming auras, fall in love with the way they hold you at the center of their world and let the rest melt away. Fall in love with the way their nimble personalities can jump from precise focus to perfectly timed humor to gripping lust to statuesque grace. Fall deeply for their charm, their allure, their unavoidable magnetism. Fall for their fractured, diamond-like personalities and be constantly awed by the complexity of their being. Fall for the way they are constantly molding themselves to situations and how they demand that you stay just as you are. Fall in love with the ways they will balance you, how they will flip personalities to make you laugh in times of worry or thread their words together to say the truth but gently, if you need it. Fall in love with how hard and tirelessly they will try to love you, how they have chosen again and again to love you. 

Ravenclaw. Fall in love with the way their questions always show how intently they listen to every word you say, even if their eyes refuse to look at you. Fall for the way their bodies, no matter how awkwardly they’re shifting, are still angled in some way towards you. Fall for how they know exactly what to show you to make you laugh or smile or want to hit them because they know you too well!! Fall for their the way their mind races endlessly and the way their entire being lights up at a new idea. Fall for their idiosyncrasies, their innate creativity, their peculiar nature, their unconscious habits, their lofty ideas, their obsessions, their infatuations.. Relish being infatuated, relish how many seemingly boring things they will be infatuated with you. Eyelash thickness, the curve of your ears, moles and freckles, the shape of your wrists; they collect these in their mind like a map because they’re fascinated by you.

Hufflepuff. Fall in love with the way they will expand their hearts long passed fatigue and self-care to comfort you. Fall for their tightening holds and unrelenting devotion. Fall for their twinkling eyes, smiling in the purest adoration for you. Do not take this for granted. Every touch, every smile, and every downpour of affection are heartfelt and a gift. Fall for the safety net they cradle around you, fall into it like silk sheets and feel how much they want to love every inch of you. Fall for the ways they desire to take care of you, to push through the hard times with you, to do everything they can to make you smile. Fall for how all the tiniest ways they show they’re already thinking about you, that they’re always thinking about you.

Gryffindor. Fall in love with their almost instant desire to entangle themselves in you, in your mind, in your time, in your thoughts. Fall for the way they grin while you catch them staring at you, fall for their adorable hesitation when you make a move. Fall for their belief in your potential to be anything you want, fall for their dedication to jump into the unknown if you’re the one holding their hand. Fall for their almost blindingly bright personalities and how everyone seems to glow when they enter the room. Fall for the way your heart hammers as they beg you to do a thing with them because “it won’t be the same without you!” Let yourself realize that you’re never falling for a Gryffindor, you’re always diving headfirst while they grip your hand and that they’ll somehow always manage to catch you.

“Get down!”

WHEN THE WEAPON CAME AT THEM STEVE’S FIRST INSTINCT WAS TO SAVE BUCKY AND BUCKY’S WAS TO PULL STEVE IN CLOSER SO HE WOULDN’T GET HIT. THEY’RE MORE WORRIED ABOUT ONE ANOTHER THAN THEY ARE ABOUT THEMSELVES AND IF THAT ISN’T LOVE I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS

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Cat's return to Catco
  • James: It's good to see you again, Ms. Grant
  • Cat: Yes, well, taking a yacht around the world isn't as thrilling as you would expect. Could you tell Kara I want to see her on her lunch break?
  • James: *goes quiet*
  • (Elsewhere, a phone rings)
  • Kara: *picks up* Hello?
  • Cat: I LEAVE YOU FOR TWO SECONDS AND YOU GET FIRED!?!?!

listen if i could wish for one thing in 2b… i would kill to see a scene were clary & co runs to magnus as usual, without knocking and you know taking him granted but to find his apartment gone. there isnt a penthouse anymore. its gone. what will they do now. now they have to solve their problems…. alone???

meanwhile the other side of brooklyn, magnus bane enjoys a quite well deserved uninterrupted evening with his boyfriend, and just. smiles. 

Daddy Forgot How To Be My Daddy. .

Or maybe he just doesn’t want to anymore. Idk.
When I used to call out “Daaaaddyy” he would say “Yes baby/Princess/kitten”
Now he snaps “what do you want”
When I cried he used to wipe my tears away and hold me.
Now he says “stop being a baby”
He used to tell me I was creative and talented.
Now when I share my creations or photos he says things like “that’s weird” or “I don’t get it”
After 15 years of dating and almost a year of marriage idk how to stop being his little and I don’t want to. I’m feeling so lost and insecure now.
Please, if you have a little, remember that what you think and feel about them is more important than what anyone thinks or feels. It’s rare to have someone love you like a little will. So please, don’t take them for granted!