Everything happens for a reason

It's just that sometimes you don't see it right away.

"No one asked you to be happy. Get to work."
Colette (via observando)

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— 5 days ago with 543 notes
#a note to self 
"Don’t cry because it’s over, cry because it happened."
Ezra Koenig, misquoting Dr. Seuss (via shaketheweightofliving)

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burgertv:

You tell ‘em, Louise!

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— 2 weeks ago with 80781 notes
#so stfu 
millionsmillions:

Add this to the list of incredible things you didn’t know you needed until now. At Quartz, Jenni Avins reads through a selection of hand-typed book reviews, found in the NYPL’s archives, in which librarians tear apart children’s books they find objectionable. Sample quote, from a review of Green Eggs and Ham: “There must be better ways of teaching a child to read than this.”

millionsmillions:

Add this to the list of incredible things you didn’t know you needed until now. At QuartzJenni Avins reads through a selection of hand-typed book reviews, found in the NYPL’s archives, in which librarians tear apart children’s books they find objectionable. Sample quote, from a review of Green Eggs and Ham: “There must be better ways of teaching a child to read than this.”

— 2 weeks ago with 25 notes

wetheurban:

DESIGN: The Coffee-Making Alarm Clock

We need this because reasons. This one’s for the coffee drinkers amongst you - British designer Joshua Renouf has come up with a coffee making alarm clock which can wake you up with a fresh cup of joe.

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#sounds good to me 
"Being happy and finding life meaningful overlap, but there are important differences. A large survey revealed multiple differing predictors of happiness (controlling for meaning) and meaningfulness (controlling for happiness). Satisfying one’s needs and wants increased happiness but was largely irrelevant to meaningfulness. Happiness was largely present-oriented, whereas meaningfulness involves integrating past, present, and future. For example, thinking about future and past was associated with high meaningfulness but low happiness. Happiness was linked to being a taker rather than a giver, whereas meaningfulness went with being a giver rather than a taker. Higher levels of worry, stress, and anxiety were linked to higher meaningfulness but lower happiness. Concerns with personal identity and expressing the self contributed to meaning but not happiness."

Stanford researchers studying Positive Psychology examine the key differences between a happy life and a meaningful life (PDF) and offer some “brief composite sketches of the unhappy but meaningful life and of the happy but meaningless life.”

Complement with a simple practice to increase meaningfulness from Positive Psychology founding father Martin Seligman, then revisit Viktor Frankl’s timeless treatise on the human search for meaning.

(via reddit / DecidingToBeBetter)

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— 2 weeks ago with 781 notes
#wow  #things i've been thinking about lately  #what even 

cerebralzero:

American flags from 1767 to present

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