Life is so incredibly unexpected. Nothing scares me more than getting a call saying one of my family members have been in a wreck. Today I got that call about my brother. During those moments all that raced through my mind was is he okay. He’s my best friend and understands me probably better than most people ever would. I can’t imagine what I would do without him or my mom or dad for that fact. It’s sad that it takes things to scare us to make us realize how important the people are in our lives. That is not how we should go about life at all. Lately I feel like all I’ve done is complain or want “more”.. right now I can truly say that I’m happy with what I have. I’m so thankful for my family, my friends, and all of these little things in my life.. Life is so fragile. & one thing I’ve learnt in life is that family will come before anyone. I love my mom, dad, and brother with my entire heart. I can’t imagine what I would’ve done if God wasn’t watching over my family today. Things could have been a lot worse. Never take your family or the people truly close to you for granted. Life is unpredictable.
I love you, mom, dad, tanner, annie, sam.
How To Tell If Somebody Loves You:
Somebody loves you if they pick an eyelash off of your face or wet a napkin and apply it to your dirty skin. You didn’t ask for these things, but this person went ahead and did it anyway. They don’t want to see you looking like a fool with eyelashes and crumbs on your face. They notice these things. They really look at you and are the first to notice if something is amiss with your beautiful visage!
Somebody loves you if they assume the role of caretaker when you’re sick. Unsure if someone really gives a shit about you? Fake a case of food poisoning and text them being like, “oh my god, so sick. need water.” Depending on their response, you’ll know whether or not they REALLY love you. “That’s terrible. Feel better!” earns you a stay in friendship jail; “Do you need anything? I can come over and bring you get well remedies!” gets you a cozy friendship suite. It’s easy to care about someone when they don’t need you. It’s easy to love them when they’re healthy and don’t ask you for anything beyond change for the parking meter. Being sick is different. Being sick means asking someone to hold your hair back when you vomit. Either love me with vomit in my hair or don’t love me at all.
Somebody loves you if they call you out on your bullshit. They’re not passive, they don’t just let you get away with murder. They know you well enough and care about you enough to ask you to chill out, to bust your balls, to tell you to stop. They aren’t passive observers in your life, they are in the trenches. They have an opinion about your decisions and the things you say and do. They want to be a part of it; they want to be a part of you.
Somebody loves you if they don’t mind the quiet. They don’t mind running errands with you or cleaning your apartment while blasting some annoying music. There’s no pressure, no need to fill the silences. You know how with some of your friends there needs to be some sort of activity for you to hang out? You don’t feel comfortable just shooting the shit and watching bad reality TV with them. You need something that will keep the both of you busy to ensure there won’t be a void. That’s not love. That’s “hey babe! i like you okay. do you wanna grab lunch? i think we have enough to talk about to fill two hours!” It’s a damn dream when you find someone you can do nothing with. Whether you’re skydiving together or sitting at home and doing different things, it’s always comfortable. That is fucking love.
Somebody loves you if they want you to be happy, even if that involves something that doesn’t benefit them. They realize the things you need to do in order to be content and come to terms with the fact that it might not include them. Never underestimate the gift of understanding. When there are so many people who are selfish and equate relationships as something that only must make them happy, having someone around who can take their needs out of any given situation if they need to.
Somebody loves you if they can order you food without having to be told what you want. Somebody loves you if they rub your back at any given moment. Somebody loves you if they give you oral sex without expecting anything back. Somebody loves you if they don’t care about your job or how much money you make. It’s a relationship where no one is selling something to the other. No one is the prostitute. Somebody loves you if they’ll watch a movie starring Kate Hudson because you really really want to see it. Somebody loves you if they’re able to create their own separate world with you, away from the internet and your job and family and friends. Just you and them.
Somebody will always love you. If you don’t think this is true, then you’re not paying close enough attention. by Ryan O’Connell (via majortvjunkie)
(Source: ehsjae, via this--too--shall--pass)
I’ve never been so thankful in my entire life for the people who surround me. I can’t imagine going a day without one of my parents, or both for that fact. To anyone who has lost a parent and still gets up each day and puts a smile on knowing they are looking over you and seeing you shine and continuing on, I praise you. For all those who have lost a best friend yet continue to be happy, and to look back on the memories and laugh, and continue to know you’ll see them one day, I praise you. For all those who have lost a sibling, a second best friend you grew up with, the person who will always understand, and still continue to give their best, be their best, make their brother or sister proud because they know that their sibling is watching down on them, I praise you. Life is so incredibly fragile. Days go by and no one really stops and takes a couple of moments to just take life in and really thank God for giving us this gift. Instead we’re always worrying about where we have to be, speeding down the road to get to work or school. Yet if all of us as humans really took the time, even if for a minute, to take a deep breath in and really realize what you have (whether that be your parents, sibling, or best friend) and thank God for everything the world may be looked at a little differently. You never know what day is going to be your last.. life is not promised. Be thankful for everyone in your life, spread love to them, spread love to God, and spread love to life.