It’s hilarious that we live in a society that will shame you for how much sex you have and for the junk food you eat. Like, wow, how dare you eat delicious foods and have orgasms, you’re a monster. Enjoy your miserable life filled with pleasures.
You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress.
You are no amalgam of these things.
You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries.
“Don’t worry about your body.
It isn’t as small as it once was,
But honestly, the world needs more of you.
You look in the mirror
like you’ve done something wrong,
But you look perfect.
Anyone who says otherwise is telling a lie
to make you feel weak.
And you know better.
You’ve survived every single day,
for as long as you’ve been alive.
You could spit fire if you wanted.”—For My Mother When She Doesn’t Feel Beautiful (via likethedictionary)
“A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. When you wake up, take a second to think about what a privilege it is to simply be alive and healthy. The moment you start acting like life is a blessing, I assure you it will start to feel like one.”—(via stevenrosas)
things to be happy about: -the feeling of sunshine on your skin -coffee in the garden first thing in the morning -parks that have ducks -the smell of summer -butterflies (both literal and otherwise) -songs that give you goosebumps every time -the fact that people care about you
“Today I am luminous. I love my body, this incredible and complex vessel that is me. I am in awe of my body’s ability to heal, to nurture, to transform, to love and to flourish with vibrant health, divine energy and radiant feminine beauty. I see the perfection in every one of my cells and honour this physical vehicle that I have been blessed with.”—Affirmation written by Miann Scanlan SurferBoiAndDollBaby.tumblr.com (via surferboianddollbaby)
“Your handwriting. The way you walk. Which china pattern you choose. It’s all giving you away. Everything you do shows your hand. Everything is a self-portrait. Everything is a diary.”—Chuck Palahniuk (via psych-facts)