Posts Tagged "life"








Knowing that he wouldn’t be there for her wedding, a terminally ill father walked his 11-year-old down the ‘aisle’ years early with the pastor sweetly pronouncing them ‘daddy and daughter’.

Jim Zetz, 62, from Murrieta, California, who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, proudly held his daughter, Josie’s hand during their backyard ceremony on March 14 and placed a sparkling ring on her index finger.” 



at first i thought this was a story about a child bride and was like UGH

I watched the video of this yesterday. Had me bawling so hard :”(

….I cried, son….dammit, man.


(via babygirl1dst2000)


In 1850, Nancy (Ross) Gooch (center) was brought to California by her owner, leaving her only son behind in Missouri.  After she was freed by laws prohibiting slavery in California, she was able to buy her son’s (Andrew Monroe) and his wife’s freedom by sewing, cooking, and doing laundry for miners.

Nancy and her family were well respected in the community. They acquired a substantial amount of the land in the Coloma area.  Their land included a successful 320 acre fruit farm as well as the site where Sutter’s saw mill originally stood.

(via coolchicksfromhistory)

“[Real talk.]

Don’t let yourself get caught up in popularity contests. When you care about winning a popularity contest, or maintaining some kind of popular status, you make pleasing other people more important than being true to yourself.

One of the keys to happiness is not having a fuck to give about popularity contests or worry about what THEY will think. THEY don’t know a goddamn thing, THEY don’t care about who you are when you wake up terrified in the middle of the night. THEY aren’t worth your time and energy, so don’t put your sense of self worth and control of your happiness into their hands.

Be kind. Be honest. Work hard. Speak up. Be honorable. Be silly. Be you.

Whenever someone tells me they’re not going to [read | follow | subscribe | whatever] because I’m not dancing precisely the way they want me to, as if I should listen to their threat and immediately modulate who I am to please them, I usually think, “oh how adorable that you think I have a fuck to give for someone who thinks being popular is so important to me that I’ll do whatever it takes to keep their (conditional) approval. So I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, and I thought I’d take a stab at putting those thoughts into something affirmative that I wish someone had said to me when I was younger, and worried all the time about being popular and cool.

I may work on this a little bit, and see where it leads, but this is off the top of my head in about five minutes.

(via wilwheaton)

(via joehillsthrills)

If you…put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life…A man must constantly exceed his level.




“Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.”

Be in the Now.