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Anonymous said: Any advice to someone who lost there mother to her herion addiction. It happend a long time ago but it just hits me sometimes...

Im so sorry it took me forever to respond! I just recently started using this site again. I wish i could give you some advice to make it better. My friend died a year and a half ago and there’s not a day that goes by that i dont think of him. What ive found helps the most is just to talk. Talk about the memories you have of her sober. Talk about how amazing it felt to receive a hug or a kind word. Talk about how annoying they could be and how sometimes you just wanted to smack them when they were being frustrating. Talk until no one wants to listen and then talk some more. Its so easy to feel guilty or angry or hurt. But what ive found that helps me the most is remembering him when he wasnt using. He wasnt perfect but it made him beautiful. He was difficult and stubborn and made stupid choices, but he was still a bright spot in my world. Im sorry you lost your mom. I cant even imagine the pain of that. If you ever want to talk, share memories or anything, i can promise to listen without judgement.

"Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for your convenience, not the callers. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Don’t major in minor things. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. Don’t spread yourself too thin. Learn to say no politely and quickly. Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Don’t waste time grieving over past mistakes Learn from them and move on. Every person needs to have their moment in the sun, when they raise their arms in victory, knowing that on this day, at his hour, they were at their very best. Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his death bed, ‘Gee, if I’d only spent more time at the office’. Give people a second chance, but not a third. Judge your success by the degree that you’re enjoying peace, health and love. Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. Leave everything a little better than you found it. Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life and death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. Never cut what can be untied. Never overestimate your power to change others. Never underestimate your power to change yourself. Remember that overnight success usually takes about fifteen years. Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do. Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out. Spend less time worrying who’s right, more time deciding what’s right. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. The importance of winning is not what we get from it, but what we become because of it. When facing a difficult task, act as though it’s impossible to fail."

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Odds and Ends: HELP! Looking for my older brother!

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Alright folks, I hardly ask for anything but today I have a request.

My name is Kelsey Anne Ponder. I am 21 years old, and I am searching for my half brother. My mom was 15 when she became pregnant with him and made the decision to give him up for adoption. Unfortunately, the adoption agency she…

So I wrote this post forever ago and finally,I have more to add to it. Who’s ready for an amazing story?

After 10 years of searching for my long lost older brother, I decided to take a chance and posted an ad in the missed connections section of craigslist. Insane and unlikely right? 2 hours after posting, I got a response from a guy who also believed that the chances of him being the right guy were very slim to none but he still had the urge to at least try. After an hour of conversation I finally asked him if he knew his birth mothers name. He did and it was the same name as my moms. I FOUND MY BROTHER ON CRAIGSLIST!!! After years of searching and posting in a shit ton of different adoption websites, I found him on craigslist! The best part? He literally lives 5 minutes away from me. Since then we have met and he has also met his birth mom (my mom). This is seriously the most amazing thing that could have ever happened to me.

"I never wanted to have anything in my life that I couldn’t stand losing."

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Odds and Ends: HELP! Looking for my older brother!

kaphippiegirl:

kaphippiegirl:

Alright folks, I hardly ask for anything but today I have a request.

My name is Kelsey Anne Ponder. I am 21 years old, and I am searching for my half brother. My mom was 15 when she became pregnant with him and made the decision to give him up for adoption. Unfortunately, the adoption agency she…

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To everyone thinking of taking their lives tonight

I remember a time in my life where I saw no hope, no light, no love, no life. It wasn’t that long ago but looking back now, it seems like a distant memory. I remember a time when I could find nothing to live for and truly believed that this world would be a better place if I didn’t exist in it. I remember a time when I was drowning in darkness, hiding the scars the covered my body like a disease, and hid all of my feelings and thoughts behind a smile that I was sure everyone knew was fake. I didn’t reach out for help because I was afraid that people would think I was a freak and even more afraid that no one would care. I remember laying on my floor, curled up in a ball, wishing that I would die right there, right then.

So when I tell you that it gets better, please don’t think I’m saying it just because it’s the thing to say. When I tell you that you’ll get through this please don’t think I’m brushing off your problems. I tell you this because I’ve been there. I tell you because I survived it. I tell you because I know you can too.

No matter who you are or what you’ve done, someone cares. I care. 

—Isn’t he ashamed, your brother? Needing you to protect him?

-Where’s the shame in that?

—Any boy his age who needs his sister to protect him, is going to find himself needing lots of protecting.

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