This morning my daughter, who is nearly four, saw the stretch marks on my hips and stomach. She ran her hands over them and asked what they were.
"I got them when I grew up," I said, "and a few more when I had you." I grinned down at her. "They’re my stripes. You’ll get stripes too when you grow up."
She was overjoyed. “Really?”
I think she’s in her room now, pretending to be a tiger.
GOOD LUCK THIS YEAR, YOU ARE IMPORTANT, AND I KNOW YOU WILL DO GREAT. I LOVE YOU
AND EVEN IF YOU DON’T DO GREAT I STILL LOVE YOU AND YOU ARE STILL GREAT
*steps over the border into california*
*red hot chili peppers plays*
capitalism sucks because we have enough food to feed everybody on the planet yet 840 million people deal with (artificial) scarcity
1. Start by being kind and gentle with yourself. There are plenty of people who would love to criticise … So be your own protector and your own best friend.
2. Choose self-love over self-hatred. Many people find they veer between these two extremes – but over time gravitate more towards one or the other (through automatic thinking and their inner dialogue) … So actively reject self-hatred, and then exercise self-love.
3. Stop being harsh and judgmental, and accept your imperfections. We’re all flawed and broken, and we all make bad mistakes.
4. Start enjoying who you are, and being alone with yourself. Embrace solitude, and the chance to be with “you”.
5. Think of all the different things you’re grateful for in life, and the people who have loved you, and have seen the good in you. As you do that, you will start to value who and what you are.
me on the first day of school: i have my pencil and tears ready
Homosexuality is unnatural! It says so in this book where snakes talk, people come back from the dead, a guy walks on water, and a virgin has a baby.