Date someone who meets you half way. Date someone who brings you a glass a water when they get themselves one. Date someone who makes sure you don’t spend money on ridiculous things. Date someone your ex hates and your mom loves. Date someone who’d rather spend a Friday night watching movies, than out with 50 people they barley even talk to. Date someone who sleeps on your chest and leaves a little puddle of drool. Don’t date someone who makes you leave oceans of tears.
― At the end of the day it’s the little things. (via gretzky)
I don’t want to be “pretty”. I want to be smart, funny, strong, independent, hopeful, fit, amusing, cute, loving, silly, unique, fantastic, down to earth, emotionally intelligent, a fighter.
So if you want to complement a girl, tell her how amazingly kind she is, or how she puts others before herself. Tell her how healthy she is, and how her smile radiates like the sun. Tell her that her presents lights up your day. Tell her that she has a beautiful heart. But for the love of god, don’t tell her that shes pretty. Don’t make her feel that all she will ever be is pretty.
― Mel Coetzee (Crimson-Daisies)
Why are fanatics so terrified of girls’ education? Because there’s no force more powerful to transform a society. The greatest threat to extremism isn’t drones firing missiles, but girls reading books.
― Nicholas Kristof, "What’s So Scary About Smart Girls?" (via huffpostworld)