“Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?’ In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even ‘lame’ is kind of lame. Saying ‘You’re lame’ is like saying ‘You walk with a limp.’ Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he’s done all right for himself.”—John Green (via definitelydope)
People are not beautiful because of their looks. Honestly, thin, big, tall, small, pale, tanned, curvy, flat, fit, flab, none of it matters. What matters is you. Who you are. Are you the kind of person who hides from the world, afraid to show off yourself? Or are you the kind of person who stands proud, shouting from the rooftops, "This is me. And I love it."? Who you are is beautiful. What you look like is not who you are. Who you are is an undefinable, inexplicable being, so complex, so perfect yet imperfect, so unique, so beautiful. This is you. Stand up and be proud. You are lovely.
Today, one of my favorite people ever gave a talk<3
It was amazing, to say the least :)
At one point, she talked about how she heard the song Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars and she didn’t think of it as a song from Bruno to some girl. She heard as if it was from God to her. Telling her that He loves her, just the way she is, and I just found that beautiful.
God made you amazing, He made you perfect, just the way you are:)
The girl who gave this talk is just wonderful and honestly, everything she said just was so beautiful and perfect, I had to share this bit with all of you:)
I know I don’t usually do shameless promotions of my friends, but OH MY GOSH THIS IS MY BEST FRIEND AND I MISS HER SO MUCH AND I JUST FOUND OUT SHE HAD A TUMBLR AND I LOOKED AND IT REEKS OF AWESOMENESS AND HERE IT IS :D:D:D:D