“Community is like a large mosaic. Each little piece seems so insignificant. One piece is bright red, another cold blue or dull green, another warm purple, another sharp yellow, another shining gold. Some look precious, others ordinary. Some look valuable, others worthless. Some look gaudy, others delicate. As individual stones, we can do little with them except compare them and judge their beauty and value. When, however, all these little stones are brought together in one big mosaic portraying the face of Christ, who would ever question the importance of any one of them? If one of them, even the least spectacular one, is missing, the face is incomplete. Together in the one mosaic, each little stone is indispensable and makes a unique contribution to the glory of God. That’s community, a fellowship of little people who together make God visible in the world.”
―Henri Nouwen, Can You Drink the Cup
Last weekend, I decided to give back to the community and volunteer overnight at the local women’s shelter with a group of friends. In some ways, it was nothing like I expected it to be. In other ways, it was exactly like what I expected it to be. For the most part, everyone was very grateful that we were there, saying please and thank you for the smallest things like opening doors for them. I was surprised at how much these women were willing to share with us about how they got into their situation
After lights out, we had a lot of down time that I spent reading, watching Netflix, and thinking about all of the things I want to do for other people. As I become more and more exposed to the world outside my small sphere, I realize how truly privileged I am to live the life that I do. I have a job that I enjoy doing, that earns me enough to afford small luxuries in addition to food. I have a safe, warm place to sleep every night. I have people who care about me. I am in a position to do so much good for this world, and I have wasted so much of this potential throughout the years. All I can do is strive to be better, and I’ve realized that.
Here’s to the year of giving back!
Black is beautiful.
Middle finger to the old me. The broken me. The naive me. The insecure me. The less than what I am now “me”. - Kelle` Marie
Just dont give it to me. I can’t use another sorry…"
We get told we are free people, therefor most people think we are free. But in reality .. we are all being controlled, whether we like it or not. They watch our every moves.
The media feeds us this image, how we’re supposed to act, what we’re supposed to do, how we’re supposed to do it.
The mainstream music industry doesn’t even write any of their own songs, and none of them can even sing. The reason the government wants these young, attractive people, is so they can write songs for them, songs with subliminal messages.
They want to brainwash us.
The reason this generation is so fucked up, is because we’re all brainwashed. What do we even do? We sit on our electronics, watch tv, and read magazines with lies.
Lies are everywhere.
They feed us bullshit.
whats the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Iraq? A terrorist, bombs, guns? Or .. children playing, families, and normal people? Exactly.
They make us think this, so we won’t question when they go to invade Iraq. They make us think, “Oh yeah, they’re just those dirty terrorists. They’re just going to save us, because they were going to attack anyway.
They feed us these lies, so we don’t question when millions of people die. The facts, the truth, the evidence, it’s all there. Just open your eyes.
— Russell Brand (via mediaexposed)
Kids In Love (original version)
i want to have an adventure like this!! ^_^
I love this :) Awh wee.. LOVE!