This is how you lose her.
You lose her when you forget to remember the little things that mean the world to her: the sincerity in a stranger’s voice during a trip to the grocery, the delight of finding something lost or forgotten like a sticker from when she was five, the selflessness of a child giving a part of his meal to another, the scent of new books in the store, the surprise short but honest notes she tucks in her journal and others you could only see if you look closely.
You must remember when she forgets.
You lose her when you don’t notice that she notices everything about you: your use of the proper punctuation that tells her continuation rather than finality, your silence when you’re about to ask a question but you think anything you’re about to say to her would be silly, your mindless humming when it is too quiet, your handwriting when you sign your name in blank sheets of paper, your muted laughter when you are trying to be polite, and more and more of what you are, which you don’t even know about yourself, because she pays attention.
She remembers when you forget.
You lose her for every second you make her feel less and less of the beauty that she is. When you make her feel that she is replaceable. She wants to feel cherished. When you make her feel that you are fleeting. She wants you to stay. When you make her feel inadequate. She wants to know that she is enough and she does not need to change for you, nor for anyone else because she is she and she is beautiful, kind and good.
You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her.
President Obama at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
This quiz is 4 questions long only. The results were pretty accurate for me. Let m know if it is for you as well.
Your personality is quirky! You aren’t the average bear. Honestly, you’re kind of a weirdo. But you’ve accepted that fact! You have eclectic tastes, some of which can make you a bit of an outsider. But you have plenty of friends who appreciate your offbeat personality and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world!
A screenshot from 101 Reasons to Go Vegan with James Wildman.
The dairy industry tortures and abuses cows, artificially inseminates mother cows with rape machines, confines calves, making them anaemic and slaughtering them before they have ever seen the sun, merely weeks old. That’s right. The dairy industry is the veal industry.
Why do we do it? CALCIUM, right? That’s what they’d have us believe.
Animal protein in cow’s milk makes the blood in your body turn instantly acidic. In order the neutralize that acidity, calcium phosphate is leached from your bones. Phosphate neutralizes the acidity, and you excrete the calcium through your urine. This is why the countries with the highest intake of dairy, have the highest rates of osteoporosis.
Dairy is killing you, and it is definitely killing the animals. The one excuse you had left, is a lie.
And with such an array of soy, almond, hemp, coconut, rice and oat milks, with a plethora of vegan cheeses, and even coconut and soy whipped cream, taste is certainly no excuse.
— Voltaire (via setbabiesonfire)