the simple things in life;

when a person hugs back tighter. the first breath of air after being underwater. when a little kid reaches to hold your hand. finding the person you’re looking for in a crowd. wearing his sweatshirt. getting a good grade on a test that youdidn’t study for. hearing your favorite song in a store. when a whole group of people laughs at your joke. being able to hear someone’s voice as you read a message. when someone comes running to hug you. when someone that you haven’t seen in a long time still remembers you. taking a shower after a day at the beach. when your pet cuddles up next to you. successfully doing something on the first try. the feeling of your hair after washing out the conditioner. the fresh feeling after washing your face. hearing the leaves crunch under your feet. getting in line just before it gets long. texting people that keep the conversation going. people who accept your extreme weirdness. not being able to finish a sentence because you’re laughing too hard about the ending. when you catch someone cute staring at you. knowing you don’t have any homework over the weekend. when someone holds the door open for you. not wearing makeup and being able to rub your eyes as much as you want. finding out that someone does the same weird thing as you. accomplishing something that people thought you couldn’t. and the first real smile after you’ve been crying(:

Sometimes, life moves so fast

that we instantly react to things and situations, almost out of sheer habit. But if you can learn to pauseget control, and think about how you want to respond, you’ll generally make smarter decisions. Think before you act! That concept’s taught in kindergarten, you know? Sure, your childhood, your parents, your genes, hormones, environment, and brain chemistry/wiring INFLUENCE YOU to act in certain ways, but they can’t MAKE YOUdo anything. You are not determined but rather, are free to choose. It’s called conscious thought. As a human being you are born with it, but you have to train it and learn how to use it effectively. And if you’re old enough to be on this website and read this post, then you’re definitely past the age where this is your responsibility - not that of your parents, the government, or anyone or anything else. There’s nowhere else to put the blame but on yourself. It’s your choices, your reactions, your life.

10 DAY CHALLENGE

Day 1: Ten random facts about yourself.

Day 2: Nine things you do every day.

Day 3: Eight things that annoy you.

Day 4: Seven fears/phobias.

Day 5: Six songs that you’re addicted to.

Day 6: Five things you can’t live without.

Day 7: Four memories you won’t forget.

Day 8: Three words you can’t go a day without using.

Day 9: Two things you wish you could do.

Day 10: One person you can trust

(Source: ohsomekams)

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