factsandchicks:

Money can buy happiness, but researchers have found that its emotional well-being benefits max out at a salary of about 75K a year.
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factsandchicks:

Money can buy happiness, but researchers have found that its emotional well-being benefits max out at a salary of about 75K a year.

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Choice

Life is all about choices.

Every single day is made up of thousands upon thousands of decisions that we make that intertwine with people who are connected to us in the web we create throughout our lives. Now all the choices we make are for certain, definite reasons. At the end of the day the way we feel, the way we look at the world is a result. But the only person who can make that outlook negative, is ourselves. It is, in fact, a choice. Sometimes we need to be sad, sometimes we need to be alone, sometimes we need to be angry.

And that is absolutely okay.

No one can be happy all the time, life would honestly be meaningless with hardship to help us appreciate the good things in our lives. But day after day we have to make the choice of how we want to look at the world. It’s up to us as individuals to create a positive outlook on life for the betterment of all around us as a collective effort to help those who are hurting, who are depressed, who are sad, who feel alone, to know that they don’t always have to feel that way. That there will be better days. That there is someone there for you.


In effect, our choices, the ones we make everyday, are much more than just about us. They include everyone we are networked to, and thus everyone they are connected to, creating a never ending chain.

So it’s up to you to make the choice. It’s also up to you to decide which is the right one. No one else can but you.

It’s just so crazy… It just might work.

-T

Keep on Keeping on

Lauren Michelle

Ramblings

It’s interesting.
Everytime I leave home to travel back to New York which is becoming more of a home the more I spend time here, it always takes longer for it to set in. What is “it” you may ask? “It” is that sinking feeling in my stomach and heart that threatens to drag me down. It’s that overwhelming feeling of being alone and of being lost. It happens everytime, in different ways. But as I sit here in a McDonald’s down the road from school this evening, just having a drink and taking in being back, I feel myself wondering why I have to feel the way I do. It’s not necessary, in fact, it’s just terrible! Me being me I always wonder if I’m just deluding myself, but I know it requires getting through the calm before everything starts to get in the swing of things. Waiting is quite honestly the worst, because if you are a chronic overthinker like me, you begin to conceptualize everything that could go wrong instead if just planning for success and rolling with it. I’m lucky enough to have some amazing friends who whether they know it or not, help pull me through every time.
So to you all I say, nay I proclaim it, I am a work in progress. And I’m okay with that.

Sigh… Ive self analyzed the past 2 years of my life

Sigh… Ive self analyzed the past 2 years of my life

Im living proof…

Im living proof…

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

Marcus Aurelius 

I feel like sometimes, we all need to remember this…

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Up to you

Up to you

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