"I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain."
These two tweets show just why I loved Lauren Oliver’s Delirium trilogy so much, and why I think every teenage girl should read it.
This goes for tumblr asks too guys. ;)
—Networking for People Who Hate Networking, Devora Zack
"Many, many readers have written me asking wistfully about the nature of Sam and Grace’s relationship, and I can assure you, that sort is absolutely real. Mutual, respectful, enduring love is completely attainable as long as you swear you won’t settle for less."
"When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you for a bit but, in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless."
"This woman’s skin is shimmering and pale, her long black hair is tied with dozens of silver ribbons that fall over her shoulders. Her gown is white, covered in what to Bailey looks like looping black embroidery, but as he walks closer he sees that the black marks are actually words written across the fabric. When he is near enough to read parts of the gown, he realizes that they are love letters, inscribed in handwritten text."
Goth Girl Rising, by Barry Lyga #books (Taken with Instagram)
But I feel sorry for girls, too. Because girls get screwed, even when they’re not naked with a guy. Everyone hates girls—even other girls. I mean, “girl” is like an insult, you know? “That’s so girly.” “Stop being a girl.” “You’re like a little girl.”
Hey, you know what? I was a little girl once and I kicked ass. I was awesome.
I need good news. I need happy gifs of silly animals, and information about people doing selfless things. I think you do, as well.
The URL of this blog, moosthappi, is taken from Anne Boleyn’s personal motto, The Moost Happi (aka, Most Happy). I chose it because 1) it was the first thing to pop…
88,000….not many. lawl
"If we can forgive what’s been done to us…If we can forgive what we’ve done to others…If we can leave all of our stories behind. Our being villains or victims. Only then can we maybe rescue the world."
"You’re not weak. Your life is not defined by a letter grade, a dress size, your sexuality or anything else. You have every chance at happiness. You were not meant to suffer. You are loved. Never, ever give up."
"You are never going to progress beyond your own opinon of yourself."