“Pictures speak louder than words”

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many of us hear lectures and think nothing of it. however, a video can scream at us and reduce us to tears in seconds and change the way we see things. Here are some powerful videos that’ll give you some serious fuel for thought. enjoy, and let me know what you think:

children see, children do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXjE68-_jBs&feature=youtu.be

labels against women: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=trueview-instream&v=kOjNcZvwjxI

the power of words: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNhYbJbqg-Y

how the media fails women: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NswJ4kO9uHc

dove evolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U

the Photoshop effect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP31r70_QNM

Christian the lion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiGKWoJi5qM

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Deafening silence

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It’s a nervous waiting game. every second stretches into an eternity. You poured your heart out, and you can’t get it back. You sit there nervously, in silence, praying for your release. Time is ticking and the silence deafens you, your insides caving into nothingness.

Forgiveness.

You’ve just apologised to someone you outrageously betrayed, you devoted your heart and sole to them and  hope they show you mercy.

Apologising is a humungous action to take, and is even bigger than forgiveness. So, just remember, if someone doesn’t forgive you, then it is their loss. You had the guts to admit your wrongs and ask for forgiveness in the first place.

Free falling

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Free falling

On the edge. All alone, no going back. She wanted him to care, to come back and save her, but she had to do this quickly, before someone caught her. If she jumped off now, nobody would know. Her suicide would be the secret of her and the very mountain her great grandfather jumped off of when he killed himself.

It was just after sunrise, and the cool breeze sent a chilling shiver down her bony spine. Such a beautiful day, that would end in a tragedy. The rocks below were jagged, angry and dangerous. However, the danger is what reeled her in and what made her want to jump even more. She pulled herself up so that she could sit on the railings for just a few more minutes before she said goodbye. Deep down, she didn’t really want to go, but somehow she felt it was right. She wasn’t needed here anymore; her mum had kicked her out, her dad had moved away and her boyfriend had just broken up with her. There was nothing left.

She was just edging off of the railing, to fall to her freedom and a familiar hand suddenly grabbed her shoulder, and reeled her in to the safety of their arms…

(Photo source: My own, taken in Saalbach, Austria)

Losing Love

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My greatest fear is losing the ones I love. This isn’t just about boyfriends/girlfriends/marriage partners. Love is more than that.

I’m scared of losing my family, like my dad did. To death, to fights, through distance. Your family are where you come from, they’re your home. Could you imagine a life without them? I’m also terrified of losing my friends, Bethaz, Brian, Tasha, Abbie, Matt, Muscan, Izzy, Fionnuala, Laurence, Rosie, Ruth, Josh, Ashley. They’re crazy as hell, but I love them and they accept my craziness too.

Love is more than the mushy thing you get between two people. Love is everywhere and it engulfs souls and rises them above pain. Life without love would be a life not worth living. We all need love.

part of the daily prompt: http://wordpress.com/read/post/id/489937/61981/