“It turns out we’re just not all that special, when you break it down. Beautifully unspectacular, actually.”

“And you look in the mirror one day and you go ‘well, it’s not exactly what I was thinking about, but I’ll take it.”

— John Mayer

 

It’s easy to feel uncared for when people aren’t able to communicate and connect with you in the way you need. And it’s so hard not to internalize that silence as a reflection on your worth. But the truth is that the way other people operate is not about you. Most people are so caught up in their own responsibilities, struggles, and anxiety that the thought of asking someone else how they’re doing doesn’t even cross their mind. They aren’t inherently bad or uncaring — they’re just busy and self-focused. And that’s okay. It’s not evidence of some fundamental failing on your part. It doesn’t make you unloveable or invisible. It just means that those people aren’t very good at looking beyond their own world. But the fact that you are — that despite the darkness you feel, you have the ability to share your love and light with others — is a strength. Your work isn’t to change who you are; it’s to find people who are able to give you the connection you need. Because despite what you feel, you are not too much. You are not too sensitive or too needy. You are thoughtful and empathetic. You are compassionate and kind. And with or without anyone’s acknowledgment or affection, you are enough.

Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)

archiemcphee:

A few months ago when awesome Canadian astronaut Col Chris Hadfield was preparing to leave the ISS and return to earth, he filmed an amazing music video on the space station of himself performing “Space Oddity” by David Bowie. After watching such an awesome and moving farewell, we didn’t think we could get any giddier about him.
But then Maclean’s (Canada’s weekly news magazine) put Chris Hadfield on their cover with his face made-up just like David Bowie on the cover of his Aladdin Sane album. It’s so awesome we’ll freely admit that we did swoon a little.
Col Chris Hadfield:

A quick video about the making of this Bowie tribute portrait: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/10/02/behind-the-scenes-on-our-chris-hadfield-cover/




Canada rocks!

archiemcphee:

A few months ago when awesome Canadian astronaut Col Chris Hadfield was preparing to leave the ISS and return to earth, he filmed an amazing music video on the space station of himself performing “Space Oddity” by David Bowie. After watching such an awesome and moving farewell, we didn’t think we could get any giddier about him.

But then Maclean’s (Canada’s weekly news magazine) put Chris Hadfield on their cover with his face made-up just like David Bowie on the cover of his Aladdin Sane album. It’s so awesome we’ll freely admit that we did swoon a little.

Col Chris Hadfield:

A quick video about the making of this Bowie tribute portrait: http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/10/02/behind-the-scenes-on-our-chris-hadfield-cover/

Canada rocks!

notyourstandardops:

jvnk:

BeeLine Reader

This extension really does seem to help with reading long pieces of text on a laptop or mobile device screen; apparently I read 27% faster with it! It’s a pretty interesting, yet simple, concept. Give it a try, might help ya.

Get it here

this could have made research projects so much easier. I could never get through online articles.

What an awesome tool for dyslexics too!

merlin:

"St. Crispin’s Day Speech" (Henry V; 1989; dir. Kenneth Branagh)

Yes, again.

Again and again.

Perfect.

We few, we happy few…

jiminynovak:

I genuinely don’t know what to say to people who hate ABBA like

if you change your mind

I’m the first in the line

Honey I’m still free, take a chance on me

(Source: gentlekieren)

allonsymiddleearth:

brennanat:

You know how people buy drinks for girls in bars? Why can’t people do that in book stores? Like if I’m looking at a novel in Barnes and Noble and some person walks up to me and strikes up a conversation and offers to buy the book for me there is a lot better chance of that working out in their favor

I’m going to reblog this until it’s a cultural norm.

It’s not about what’s under the tree, but who is around it!

It’s not about what’s under the tree, but who is around it!


i ought to stop making these but there’s something awfully therapeutic about it

i ought to stop making these but there’s something awfully therapeutic about it

(Source: artvevo)

Someone will fall in love with you. Your flaws, scars, someone will. They’ll love you for you. They’ll know what you look like when you’re tired, happy, sad, angry. They’ll know what music you like, how you like your coffee. They’ll fall in love with you. No one else, just you. Maybe you haven’t found them yet, but there is someone out there wondering what you’re like.
You’ll meet them, I promise.

(Source: urlilac)