Its so pretty :O

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The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours
 Alan BennettThe History Boys: The Film 
Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living.
Daniell Koepke
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
Mahatma Gandhi (via feellng)

Took me 9 days but, I did it. I turned down my dream position in a necropsy lab. As hard as it is - I know God has something greater in store for me as a leader with my fellowship. Nonetheless, this is the most unhumbling feeling. To count, this is the third opportunity I’ve given up since committing to leadership. :-/


Aaaaaaand this is why I love animals

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Personal.

People can be so so disappointing. Yesterday reminded me of when my freshman year floormates would do the exact damn thing. I remember sitting in the dining hall multiple times with my friends as a freshman, and how our group conversations would somehow - one way or another - transfer into talking in a negative perspective about another individual on our floor. It bugged the crap out of me. So I’d end up withdrawing from taking part in conversing at all with them.
Besides the handful of close knit friends I’ve stuck with over the past years in college, I don’t spend as much time with secular individuals anymore. But most of the time that I do, I end up really disappointed by their characters. People that live for themselves and selfish initiatives seem to often see things their way and express unfair judgements. It’s as though they have no idea what due respect is. Everyone … I repeat everyone, is going through struggles. Whether it’s very difficult or its less difficult, life never gives anyone a break. As people, God created us to be molded and sensitive in responsiveness so it makes sense that we will always endure challenges.
And thus, that is why I don’t understand why people cannot acknowledge this before they go placing their own preconceived notions on someone. Especially someone they rarely know. And in fact, later on when this individual expressed that they suffered from anxiety & depression, it was as though this was that group’s “appropriate” gateway to talk more about her behind her back.
The closer I draw to God, the harder I find it to be around secular people of this sort. It seems to be a rather common theme in our world … just existing for yourself and your own personal benefit.  
God’s love is so so important in this world. It is healing and supportive. From my personal background of coming to know God on a much deeper level in college, I often struggle with vulnerability because I grew up in the secular world where it was rarely “safe” or appropriate to share your struggles with those around you. It’s groups like this, in my opinion, that condition these perceptions. I just wish I’d called the group out … definently wasn’t cool.

We are healed to help others. We are blessed to be a blessing. We are saved to serve, not to sit around and wait for heaven.
Detach from needing to have things work out a certain way. The Universe is perfect and there are no failures. Give yourself the gift of detaching from your worries and trust that everything is happening perfectly.

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True love is when your pet comes to your room on its own.