do you ever have those friends you just REALLY FUCKING appreciate. like god DAMN i really fucking apprecIATE YOU. thank you for fucking existing. thanks for fucking finding me worthy of you. i usually words like frick but you just make me go FUCK. FUck fuck thank you
Anonymous asked: Take up your sword and shield - that phrase just inspired me so much and made so much sense. Your words actually make me feel powerful! Thank you!!!
brene brown has this great analogy for life she calls the arena. it’s influenced by a famous teddy roosevelt speech where he says:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
basically there are some of us who are in the arena of life. who have our swords and our shields and are taking the blows and dishing them back out. who are displaying incredible amounts of bravery, courage, and tenacity. who are alive and active in our own survival. who are willing to fight for our lives and our right to be here. being in the arena means you are present, you’re active in your own life, you’ve taken control of your own circumstances.
there are some of us outside of the arena, mulling over which armor is stronger and what sword is the best. we’re not ready to go in yet because we think it’s about the tools and not our ability.
and there are some who are spectators. not only in other people’s lives but spectators in their own. they are not brave, they do not have the courage to take the risk, to enter the arena. they are not strong enough to fight. a lot of these people judge those in the arena. they are the ones who are the critics. and the fighters in the arena sometimes give these people too much credit, but they don’t deserve any. some of them will stop being spectators and become fighter themselves, and that’s when they deserve respect and their opinions matter.
i’ve broken it down like that and it makes me feel incredibly powerful. that’s why criticism and hate has such little effect on me. i’m in the arena. i’m fighting. i’m here. i’m surviving. i’m alive. i am present. i am vulnerable. i am courageous. i am willing to live a life that is happy and whole by any means necessary and anyone, anyTHING that tries to stop that will get slashed down to nothing.
THANK! i’ve been waiting for this <3
I do bad things and I do them VERY well.
My internet was down for 5 minutes so i went downstairs and spoke to my family
They seem like nice people
is this even a kid show
There are true life lessons in Adventure Time
Nom nom nom. Mum finally added the finishing touches today. The fruit tray is officially completed and ready to eat! :D