Until I started taking my antidepressants, though, I didn’t actually know that I was depressed. I thought the dark staticky corners were part of who I was. It was the same way I felt before I put on my first pair of glasses at age 14 and suddenly realized that trees weren’t green blobs but intricate filigrees of thousands of individual leaves; I hadn’t known, before, that I couldn’t see the leaves, because I didn’t realize that seeing leaves was a possibility at all. And it wasn’t until I started using tools to counterbalance my depression that I even realized there was depression there to need counterbalancing. I had no idea that not everyone felt the gravitational pull of nothingness, the ongoing, slow-as-molasses feeling of melting down into a lump of clay. I had no way of knowing that what I thought were just my ingrained bad habits — not being able to deposit checks on time, not replying to totally pleasant emails for long enough that friendships were ruined, having silent meltdowns over getting dressed in the morning, even not going to the bathroom despite really, really, really having to pee — weren’t actually my habits at all. They were the habits of depression, which whoa, holy shit, it turns out I had a raging case of.

angelclark:

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

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Don’t you dare
Shrink yourself
For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow.

m.v., Advice to my future daughter, #2. (via findingwordsforthoughts)

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Start ignoring people who threaten your joy.
Literally, ignore them.
Say nothing.
Don’t invite any parts of them into your space.

Alex Elle (via dulce-luna)

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Your eyebrows are sisters, not twins.

The most comforting beauty advice I’ve ever been given. (via cinniie)

THIS IS SO TRUE

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findchaos:

ChaosLife: Homo Hint

Wait, everyone else met Pete the Peacock, right?

(via internal-acceptance-movement)

pupchuck:

I want this on a t shirt.

pupchuck:

I want this on a t shirt.

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mugglebelle:

marauders4evr:

lilyatethepizza:

thenotoriousscuttlecliff:

bubble-squash:

thatonenerdwhofangirls:

mr-egbutt:

wrestlingcrocs:

melancholy-d-r-e-a-m:

wrestlingcrocs:

ledzipline:

we need to sacrifice somebody so Ellen never dies

justin bieber

robin thicke

tony abbott

lawrence lockman

perez hilton

nash grier

This is quickly becoming the Hunger Games for douchebags 

THE 1ST ANNUAL DOUCHEBAG GAMES.

Hosted by Ellen

I’m adding Nigel Farage and Michael Gove

^^^THIS^^^

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time

Maya Angelou  (via thatkindofwoman)

and being willing to (re)learn what love truly is

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measureyourlifeincake:

so im filling out an application for this GLSEN thing and i just sort of

measureyourlifeincake:

so im filling out an application for this GLSEN thing and i just sort of

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