Sometimes you need to remind yourself that you were the one who carried you through the heartache. You are the one who sits with the cold body on the shower floor, and picks it up. You are the one who feeds it, who clothes it, who tucks it into bed, and you should be proud of that. Having the strength to take care of yourself when everyone around you is trying to bleed you dry, that is the strongest thing in the universe.
"Beauty of mathematics" by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux.
"Why do you like math? "
Because it’s the same in every country.
- Always take pictures of the sky when it’s pretty, it probably won’t ever look like that again.
- Wear that skirt you like, even if you’re mom says it’s too short.
- Take off the dark eyeliner and nail polish once in a while, you’ll feel lighter.
- Chop off your hair if you want, it will grow back eventually.
- Count the freckles on your arms and draw lines between them, your skin is like the night shy.
- Sleep under six blankets with the fan on high in the middle of the winter, the sound is soothing.
- Tell that boy to stop touching your thigh, even if it is flattering.
- Say thank you and flash a smile when you’re sister says that you’re outfit is ugly.
- Raise your hand when you know the answer, even if the class is all upperclassmen.
- Read that book again, you’ll notice something you didn’t the first time.
- Don’t drink too much caffeine, you’ll get the jitters and bomb your math test.
- Wear pencils behind your ears, it’s convenient.
- Try to talk to people, it won’t kill you.
- When a cute boy tries to cheat off your test, write the wrong answers and change them later.
- It’s ok to feel happy, don’t let other peoples sadness make you feel bad.
— advice for sad teenage girls that own too many flannels (via thelarrystylinson)
At my sister’s dance studio, there are these two sisters who dance together. When it was time to order costumes, for whatever reason, their mother dropped the ball and only ordered one. So two hard working sisters would have only one costume to share. And because of the late costume order date, there was nothing that their teacher could do. The two sisters would have to take turns dancing in competitions.
My mother, being the superhero that she is, decided to fix this. She made it her mission to find a costume, so that both sisters would have the chance to dance on stage - together. When she couldn’t find a dress, she took time to research and buy materials to sew one. The dress she made turned out amazing, and I cannot wait to see it on stage. The smiles on these sisters will be unreal.
I am not a dancer, and I don’t know these girls personally. My mom is just a rock star. When she heard this story, she couldn’t let one sister sit out on the sidelines, just because her mother screwed up. She made a dress from scratch, and therefore impacted these sisters’ year in a fantastic way without ever asking for recognition or anything in return.
My mother is the biggest role model in my life. I truly do want to be just like her when I grow up.