"Keaton asked to do this AFTER he had me pick him up AGAIN because he was afraid to go to lunch. My kids are by no stretch perfect, and at home, he's as all boy as they come, but by all accounts he's good at school. Talk to your kids. I've even had friends of mine tell me their kids were only nice to him to get him to mess with people. We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere." - via Kimberly Jones #riskhappy
This is a portrait of a lovely person who wanted to become part of the gallery, together with the words she wanted to share with you: "Pornography really affected my relationship with my vulva. I thought it was deformed and I couldn’t bare to look at it. I would cry and have panic attacks when I did look at it and it completely destroyed my self esteem. My whole sexuality was formed around this hatred for my vulva, when I started to have sex the only thing on my mind was how my vulva looked, had they seen it? Did it turn them off? When I was about 15 I went to the doctor and I told her I was deformed and I needed her to cut my inner labia out. She told me I was normal and I hated her for it. I cried for weeks and felt so hopeless. I even joined a website (despite being underage) where men would ‘donate’ money to women who couldn’t afford plastic surgery. Vulva positive instagram accounts like this were the first time I had ever seen vulvas like mine, and they have been the main factor in me learning to love myself. This is not vanity. This issue does more than effect women’s self esteem. In my case it effected my self worth, my sexuality, it made me more at risk for abuse. This project is vital, and I can not express my gratitude enough. I don’t know if the dysphoria I feel when I look at my vulva will ever go, but it’s a journey, and this project has made me love it more than I ever have. Thank you.”
Thank you for sharing your story & being part of the gallery ♥️ Would you like to be part of the gallery (by sharing your story and/or having your portrait painted)? Send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ✨
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This needs to be shared
@Regranned from @veganjayfromthebay - Each and every day I pick up pieces of my heart and keep fighting for what I believe in, and what I know is right and today was no exception. I'm tired of living in a world full of selfish, closed-minded, self-absorbed people. I'd even argue that in the history of mankind the world has never been worse than the one we all live in today, and it's up to US to change that! Part of that change begins with how we treat one another. Be kind to everyone. Even the jerks. Sometimes you have to be kind to others, not because they're nice, but because you are! And what I've come to learn is that everyone is fighting some sort of battle inside, and more often than not it's hurt people that hurt people. We need to stop bullying and it begins at home. Ask your kids to be kind to the kids being bullied. Show him/her that you care by trying to include them. Sit with them at lunch or on the bus, talk to them at lunch or school, or invite them to do something. Just hanging out with them will help them know that they're not alone. Teach love, compassion, and empathy in all aspects of life. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, and honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around! And hey @keatonjonesig --My name is Jason Jones, everyone calls me Jay, and you can too! I'm here to let you know that you've got a forever friend in me! I'd love to talk or hang out with you absolutely anytime. Don't hesitate to contact me ok. I love you buddy, keep your chin up, you're stronger than you think and know that myself and many others think and know that you are one cool dude!!
"One person can make a difference, and everyone should try." --John F. Kennedy
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Quando lo vidi per la prima volta fu chiaro che l’unica cosa che avrei voluto fare era poterlo raggiungere e toccare .. non solo con le mani, ma con tutto il mio cuore.. 🌊
When I get angry, I cry.
When I see somebody suffer, I suffer.
When somebody insults me, I feel insecure.
But that does not make me weak.
We all express emotion very differently, and for most of the time, we have no control over how our emotions present. I used to hate crying in front of others, because I felt it was a sign of weakness, but I’ve come to realise that it’s not. Being an empath or being emotional does not make you weak, just as being “thick skinned” does not make you strong. All it means is that you feel and express emotion differently; and personally, I think having the ability to feel other peoples pain is a super power 💙
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Over the last several decades, people have become increasingly distanced from the sources of their most basic necessities, everything from water to food to clothing to the energy that powers their homes. With this disconnection comes disengagement, a dwindling sense of responsibility, of community. Engaging as a family with nature can make lasting impressions on a child in terms of where she or he comes from and how it’s connected to the rest of the world. One of the simplest ways to teach this is through the simple concept of one’s “watershed address.”
There is no classroom like nature. When I was a kid, I was lucky enough to go to schools and camps where the teachers were experts at what they referred to as “life skills.” This includedpractices like building proper fires, constructing shelters, navigating terrain via map and compass, negotiating creeks and rivers, identifying plants, trees, animals, constellations, knowing how to obtain potable water, and so much more.Looking back, I realize it wasn’t these skills in and of themselves which were the real “lesson,” but the cumulative effect they had in making me more aware and appreciative of nature. In a surprisingly profound way, simply spending time in nature with your family, learning the most basic skills and knowledge that every man, woman, and child for thousands of years knew (example: where the moon rises) can help lead towards a deeper appreciation or understanding of the places you live and travel. To be able to move through places without simplyblundering through half-asleep.
This Daily Dose of Kindness reminds us the importance of uniting together for a common cause. On Friday, I put out a Daily Dose of Kindness to rally together to send Christmas cards to a little boy named Harrison. Harrison was born with a kidney disease. After a lifetime of treatment and recent isolation due to desensitization processes, Harrison must receive a kidney transplant on Christmas Eve in order to live any longer. His favorite thing that keeps him happy in the hospital is receiving Christmas cards. For that reason, a Daily Dose of Kindness was written to rally together to make cards for Harrison. One idea has now started a movement all over the country. Over 50 cards were sent to Harrison just this morning. 6th grade students, a entire fraternity, and college students united together to make Harrison’s first batch. Even in the toughest of times, we must rely on the strength of those around us. When we work alone, we can only accomplish so much. When we work together, our possibilities are endless. Always stay positive and work together towards a common goal. You will eventually leave your mark on this world and on the lives of others. Remember to share this WITH THE HASHTAG #RocksofUnity . Together we can make a change! ❤️ #kindnessmatters#bekind#positivity#randomactsofkindness#love#acceptance#diversity#change#kindnesswins#peace#endhate#endintolerance#unique#beyou#unity#bethechange#differences#endhate#spreadlove#kindheart#internal#lifestyle#empathy#understanding#GoodGoesRound
This is pretty much the truth.
Except when it comes to useless human beings who project their anger and fear b.c of their own failures and insecurities in life on to others through hatred and bigotry. They deserve scorn and ridicule. If they change their ways, great, welcome to empathy world. If not? Go screw.
Some of the strongest cultures in the world, including the Vikings, put great emphasis on building a sense of #community . In an increasingly digitalized world however, empathy can seem like a rare and vanishing trait. Treasure it like a precious heirloom, and share it with your children 💜
<👁❤️️👁 “What is meditation? Pure fascination with this moment, exactly as it is. Not adding anything. Not taking anything away. No goal. No seeking. No meditator, in fact. Thoughts appearing and falling away, like waves in a vast ocean. Sounds coming and going, unexpectedly. Sensations dancing, fizzling. Breathing rising and falling, in this vast field, this wide open space, timeless, deathless, free. What is meditation? The question itself dissolves…”> ✨TRANSMISSION BY:: @jefffosterofficial 🌅🌅🌅
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Tonight kicked off the involvement with Growing With Gratitude in the Adelaide Crows Next Generation Academy, under the leadership of @jarrodmeers . What I love about the Adelaide Football Club's philosophy is it's not all about football, it's also about creating great citizens. We will incorporate gratitude, kindness, empathy, mindfulness, positive reflection and serving others (the key building blocks to resilience and happiness) into the training sessions and through longer form education. Not only are we teaching the players skills to overcome adversity and challenges on the field, we are also teaching them be their best possible self in all walks of life. #weflyasone#growingwithgratitude#gratitude#empathy