In today’s society, more than ever, there is a pressure to do the things everyone is doing and to act exactly the way other people are acting. Especially in school, peer pressure is a very prominent topic and it often damages a person more than it gives them a sense of belonging. So, I just wanted to say that it is okay if:
- you do not think it is cool to go out, drink and get completely wasted every weekend.
- you have not had sexual experiences at whatever age.
- you do not look the way society labels as perfect and ideal - you are not ugly, my love, you are good enough the way you are.
- you avoid gossiping about others under any circumstance - this just shows that you are a pretty awesome human being, do not let other peoples’ need to bash someone become your way of fitting in.
- you enjoy your own company the most - you do not have to be around other people constantly, it is okay if you need time to recharge, darling.
- other people might view you as ‘boring’ or as an outsider - you do you and you have to remember that the others’ opinions do not define you, they say more about them than they say about you.
You were born to be special, my love. Born to give the world something it has never seen before. So, please do not let anyone take that away from you. Your life is not about being cool, fitting in, being beautiful and being liked by as many people as possible. Your life is about you - and only about you. Be brave enough to swim against the tide. Do not become someone you do not want to be. Do not waste the wonderful human being you are. Show your true colours and be unapologetically yourself.
Small but important acts of kindness:
- Smile at everyone you see. You never know what is going on inside of a person, a smile might be the only good thing in someone’s day. It can change and save lifes.
- Listen. Really listen when someone talks about their day, work, or any problems they might be facing. A lot of us often feel unheard and ignored and showing someone that you really care by listening can make them feel loved and as if they do matter.
- Hold doors open. This may sound cliche but I experience it every day and when people do that for me, it makes me feel so good.
- Let people cross the street. When you are driving and you see someone who wants to cross the street, stop and let them. Also, when another car wants to drive out of a parking space etc., stop and let them.
- Write letters. Actually, we do not show enough affection and love to one another. So, for birthdays, anniversaries or even just like that, sit down and write a letter to a person that means a lot to you and include all the things you love about them. You can also just text them and tell them what they mean to you. No matter how you like to do it, just do it. It literally boosts everyone’s mood.
- Offer your help. Whenever you see someone struggling with something, do not hesitate to ask them if they need help. Chances are they will be super grateful, because they were ashamed to ask for help themselves. We have all been there.
Kindness is such an important factor in society. Sometimes I feel like there is rarely any kindness anymore because we are either anxious about the other person’s reaction, or we are so busy with our own world, that we simply forget that there are other people in other worlds as well. Kindness can change lives. Not only the lives of others but yours as well. So, I challenge you to be kind today and spread love and positivity.
Feel free to reblog and add more acts of kindness to spread the word! 💗
It smells and sounds like spring
Not to romanticize on main but there is really something healing about sitting in front of an open window listening to birds and wind chimes and enjoying a natural breeze. It’s like the world is telling you breath
When I was at my lowest point in depression, there were three words I wanted to hear. Now, I want to pass them on to you.
You, yes you. You, the beautiful, smart, kind, funny, pretty, and amazing you. You have so many things to do in this world. So stay. You are needed.
I work in an ER and we see suicides all the time. And we get at least 3 suicidal ideations a night. We all care about you. I promise, we do. A team of complete strangers who have worked 3+ 12 hour shifts this week who are being screamed at all day and night and probably haven’t had lunch and trust me, we still love you and care about you.
We had a 16 year old patient last night who we couldn’t save. We were in that room with this patient for over an hour, we did everything we could.
And let me tell you, we all cried. The EMT’s, the nurses, the doctor. We all huddled together in the doctors dictation room and cried.
I went through the rest of my shift with smudged mascara and tracks on my cheeks.
I remember the names of all the patients that have taken their lives on my shifts.
I remember squeezing the hands, smoothing the hair, kissing the foreheads, and wiping away the blood and the vomit of every patient that has left me too soon.
I can still see every face that I have zipped into a body bag.
Trust me, someone cares about you. You have never met them yet. You don’t ever think about them. They are never remembered when you talk about heroes and role models.
But someone loves you.
This made me cry
Thank you for all you do