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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)

Possibly the best tumblr post you will ever read.
Read it.

2 Years and One Day (:

"t was a marvelous night, the sort of night one only experiences when one is young. The sky was so bright, and there were so many stars that, gazing upward, one couldn’t help wondering how so many whimsical, wicked people could live under such a sky."


Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights: And Other Stories (via observando)

"-When someone has been mean to you, why would you want to be good to them?
-You wouldn’t want to. That’s what makes it hard. You do it anyway. Being good is hard. Much harder than being bad."


Jeanne DuPrau, The People of Sparks (via observando)

"I’ll fight for you, but I will not compete for you. There’s a difference."


(via terrible)

(Source: its-just-j0rdan)

"I think I’m in love with missing you more than I’m in love with you."


Sylvia Plath (via bonus)

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