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.
Apparently it’s not socially acceptable for a man to invite another man out just for coffee or to go out for a meal, in case it’s perceived as a date. Like it’s fine if you wanna go to the pub and drink beer and have a chat but make it non-alcoholic and suddenly you’re not straight anymore? You can go to the cinema together but ONLY if it’s an action movie. You guys can’t even just go shopping with each other. Oh masculinity, so fragile, so strange.
this makes me so very sad :((((((((((((((((((
Not really. Worked all day and then had an evening class that just let out (9:30 pm here).
But… I heard from my fam and was promised a birthday burrito from a friend so I think I’m ‘bout to spend the remainder of the evening eating a burrito and some wine and/or beer might be involved.
[so pretty WIN day]
Thanks for asking!
if you’re interested, this person is trying to organize a food/meal drive for elementary school kids in Ferguson.
schools in Ferguson have been closed since Monday and that’s where a LOT of the kids in Ferguson get their food from, to explain how important this is.
WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE
If you guys can spare any money please or at least spread this around
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
share the following:
Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site)
222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135
This is really important ;____;
Reblogging it to my art blog as well for more follower exposure