rachael. 22. gemini. NY.

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Imagination alone is not enough, because the reality of nature is far more wondrous than anything we can imagine.

This adventure is made possible by generations of searchers strictly adhering to a simple set of rules: Test ideas by experiment and observation; build on those ideas that pass the test; reject the ones that fail; follow the evidence, wherever it leads; and question everything.

Accept these terms, and the cosmos is yours.

Acts of Kindness in Honor of Sandy Hook

This morning, as I was waiting for the Starbucks barista to finish making my latte, I saw an elderly woman struggle to dig in her purse for money to pay for both her and her little granddaughter’s coffees. I walked over to the cashier, handed her a $10, and told her to keep the change. We then walked over to the pickup area where the grandmother thanked me and asked me why I did that. I told her that if everyone did one little thing here and there for someone, the world would be a much better place. I told her I was from CT and today marks the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Although people get caught up in their busy lives, something I know I certainly do, taking a step back to realize how one single act of kindness can make someone’s day is something we often overlook but should keep in mind. To my surprise, the now teary eyed grandmother hugged me, told me they had just come from a wake for a family friend, and said that my generation is surprising her more and more every day.

Take a moment today to remember and honor the 26 victims of Sandy Hook. Whether it’s 26 acts or just one, every gesture can better the life of another. So buy the coffee for the person waiting in line behind you. Bring a sandwich to the homeless man on the street. Write a letter to a soldier overseas. Shovel the driveway for your elderly neighbor. Bake cookies and bring them to a local shelter or hospital. Everyone is fighting their own battles and you have no idea just how great of an effect a small gesture can impact the lives of another.

R.I.P. to the victims of the December 14th, 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy. You will never be forgotten. In memory of;

Charlotte Bacon, 6

Daniel Barden, 7

Rachel Davino, 29

Olivia Engel, 6

Josephine Gay, 7

Ana Marquez-Greene, 6

Dylan Hockley, 6

Dawn Hochsprung, 47

Madeline Hsu, 6

Catherine Hubbard, 6

Chase Kowalski, 7

Jesse Lewis, 6

James Mattioli, 6

Grace McDonnell, 7

Anne Marie Murphy, 52

Emilie Parker, 6

Jack Pinto, 6

Noah Pozner, 6

Caroline Previdi, 6

Jessica Rekos, 6

Avielle Richman, 6

Lauren Rousseau, 30

Mary Sherlach, 56

Victoria Soto, 27

Benjamin Wheeler, 6

Allison Wyatt, 6



Rct. Paul LaBelle, left, Platoon 3006, battles Rct. Kyle Ward, Platoon 3002, during pugil stick training Nov. 4, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. This training, along with other close-quarters combat skills, is part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which contributes to the mental, character and physical development of recruits and Marines alike. Pugil stick training became a regular part of the recruit training curriculum in 1956. LaBelle, 19, from Sunderland, Mass., and Ward, 23, from Coventry, Conn., are scheduled to graduate with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, on Jan. 17, 2014. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
my bf, Kyle, is front row first one on the left. so proud. semper fi <3

Drill instructors of Platoon 3002, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, survey the young men placed in their charge Oct. 26, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. This was the first time the recruits saw the drill instructors who would train them for the next 12 weeks. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate Jan. 17, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps.
(Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)





My heart stopped when I saw this….I can’t imagine

I almost didn’t reblog this but I had to.
All my love to those who serve this great nation and to the families for all they do to support them.

My dad always was so quiet after coming home on days he had to do this.

I almost skipped this because it breaks my heart. But then I decided that’s kind of the best reason to reblog. My heart and prayers go out to everyone who has had to endure either side of this moment. 

I honestly couldn’t thank men and women who serve enough. And especially their families because of this



I don’t care who the fuck you are, or what you’re doing. You can take 3 seconds to reblog this.

This came up on my dash again

End the stigma surrounding suicide
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