It’s terrifyingly overwhelming to think that everything a woman does has some kind of big hermeneutic repercussion. Seriously, though — some ladies don’t wear makeup because they literally don’t think about it ever! Some just don’t like it! To posit that there must be some kind of big cultural reason for women to reject makeup-wearing is to imply that everyone sees makeup as a requirement of womanhood; to say that it’s lazy intimates that it’s a Female Duty. Not all women would agree with that.

Callie Beusman

this, because people always think i’m trying to make some political statement by not wearing makeup. #nope

(via rachaeldee)



LA billboards giving out life lessons.


LA billboards giving out life lessons.

…that things only matter as much as we decide they do. That our lives are genuinely the result of however we perceive them.

Things Don’t Get Better, We Do, Brianna Wiest (via amandacelestea)

When it comes to finding our way out of pain and suffering, the first, most honest step is realizing that our lives do not change for the better, we do. Things don’t get easier, we become better equipped to deal with them. Experiences become less difficult once we stop fearing them, putting meaning to them and energy toward them. Challenges don’t stop cropping up, but we stop seeing them as things to get over and through, but rather, we begin to view them simply as re-directs, or matter-of-fact happenstance.

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

— Earl Nightingale


all i want (kodaline cover) || ellie goulding

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+ I went to church with my family tonight and the pastor said something that I think every Christian should hear
  • Pastor: Now, according to a few passages in the bible, homosexuality is a sin.
  • Couple of older males in the audience: Amen!
  • Pastor: Now, wait, I'm not finished.
  • Pastor: You know what else the bible defines as a sin? Divorce.
  • -uncomfortable silence-
  • Pastor: There are countless passages that talk about how divorce is wrong, and that there are consequences to getting a divorce, such as the wife should be stoned.
  • Pastor: Yet, I witnessed a divorce just this morning. And I gotta tell you, it was heartbreaking, but I definitely didn't attempt to throw rocks at the wife, even though she was the one who filed for divorce.
  • Pastor: We choose to overlook the consequences of divorce because time has proven that they're inhumane and cruel.
  • Pastor: The bible doesn't say anything about the consequences of a homosexual lifestyle. Yet, we seem to be spearheading a campaign to ruin the lives of people we don't even know.
  • -the pastor shifts a few notes around-
  • Pastor: The bible states to love thy neighbor. That's it. There are no other rules or restrictions to that passage.
  • Pastor: So, we as a church family have to support equality with a smile on our face. THAT is the true Christian way.
a #latergram from thursday night with @headandtheheart & @basiabulat. it was a magical experience, and will be remembered in my 👵+💖(😋) for a long time.

a #latergram from thursday night with @headandtheheart & @basiabulat. it was a magical experience, and will be remembered in my 👵+💖(😋) for a long time.