“I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.”
— Jonathan Carroll  (via theremina)

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“Someday, someone is going to look at you like you’re the best thing in the world.”
I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?

I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?

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“Let’s face it, rowers don’t get rich or famous from our sport, and they won’t ever find themselves on the cover of Sports Illustrated for rowing. Successful rowers are those unique athletes who simply get personal satisfaction from working hard and overcoming the many physical and emotional challenges they face in each and every workout.”
— Steve Peterson, CRCA National Coach of the Year (via wonderstrucklife)

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she is amazing! met her at hotc last october!

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