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EMBRACE THAT WHICH LIGHTS UP YOUR SOUL

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Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else. But just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breathe in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes.
The Winter of the Air   (via pureblyss)

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nisanugoo:

I <3 Jimmy Fallon.

Remixed “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots with classroom instruments and new lyrics: 

Good girlfriends I had a few

But the best girlfriend I ever had was you
I thank god for the blessings that I have with you
So I put a ring on it and I married you

So take a little ride with me on the avenue
If you see it and you want it you can have it boo
You see these other girls getting mad at you
Because you have brains looks and attitude

I see the lines getting blurrier
I come home to my own Miss America
I mean this ain’t no ordinary kind of love
So bring it on home hurry up girl

Now I’m watching, I’m waiting,
And they’re not you so they’re hating
And acting because you ain’t basic
And I’m going to give you a standing ovation.

(Source: nisa-kiang)

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A Mother’s Day Poem from my Dad to my Mom \ When No One Else Would Do It

When no one else would do it

You responded to the call

When no one else considered it

You jumped in and gave your all

 

When no one else wanted to

You brought two children in

When no one else felt they could

You did it twice again

 

When no one else was able to

You opened up your door

When no one else thought they should

You made a home for more

 

When no one else would take the chance

When no one else would dare

You opened up your very heart

You took the time to care

 

Yes! There are many reasons I love you

I’ve shared them all before

But one reason stands particular

And for which my love is laid in store

 

Because you took my family’s children in

And in your heart they were your own

You’ve given the best of who you are

And God’s grace and mercy shown

 

Happy Mother’s Day                             

Rick MacDonald \ 5/12/2013

He grants the barren woman a home, Like a joyful mother of children.” - Psalm 113:9