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Get Off The Scale!

You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.

Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!

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   ~   Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via observando)

thinking back about the past really just makes me remember how fucked up people are.

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."

   ~   Søren Kierkegaard
 29680 19th April 2014

"If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day."

   ~   Calvin and Hobbes

(via laurenarlene)

 212114 18th April 2014

pay day equals bill day which in turn equals no money.

"The decision to be positive is not one that disregards or belittles the sadness that exists. It is rather a conscious choice to focus on the good and to cultivate happiness—genuine happiness. Happiness is not a limited resource. And when we devote our energy and time to trivial matters, and choose to stress over things that ultimately are insignificant. From that point, we perpetuate our own sadness, and we lose sight of the things that really make us happy and rationalize our way out of doing amazing things."

   ~   Christopher Aiff

(via promiseskept)

so work is super slow today and i’ve only had like three customers and i’m the only one in the box office and i forgot to bring my lunch and now i can’t leave to get food because everyone else is in a meeting and i just want to eat and not be on a computer anymore.