I can get my head turned by a good-looking guy as much as the next girl. But sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.

Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies  (via housewifeswag)

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comfortspringstation:

"If we can have a fast food restaurant on almost every corner, then we can certainly have a garden"

NYC Council member Bill de Blasio

Literally Go Green Where You Live

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findingmyrecovery:

Loving your body isn’t conceited

Feeling proud of yourself doesn’t make you a narcissist

Giving yourself credit for something won’t make you lose motivation to keep bettering yourself

Caring about your own happiness isn’t shallow

Putting your recovery first isn’t selfish

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I am not a snob; it is simply that I am not interested with what most people have to say, or what they want to do — mostly with my time.

Charles Bukowski (via twolips)

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parallelheart:

yungfeminist:

boyoatmeal:

holy shit

HOLY SHIT

HOLY SHIT

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I get lonely almost as quickly as I get sick of people.

Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.

 Rick Warren (via psych-facts)

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Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power — not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.

bell hooks (via myheadisweak)

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monicalewinsky1996:

one time a white student from the university in my home town was talking to a student that came from africa to study and said “wow growing up in africa must have been so tough for you” and he just replied “my family could buy you” and walked away

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