What an amazing feeling having your child fall asleep next to you. Holding them in your arms you drift off, smelling their skin and holding their tiny little body next to yours on the bed. As a new parent there is nothing better than your baby falling asleep in your arms. It’s like you want to remember this moment forever because you know you’ll wake up in 6 years and that little baby will be running off to first grade and you’ll be reminiscing back to this exact moment wishing the clock would slow down so you could capture more moments like these over and over.

iceheavy-branches:

I want one of those marriages where they’ve been married 20 years but are still crazy in love and still cuddle on the couch and kiss a lot. I want those kind of marriages that make my kids nauseous because how in love their parents are.

Anonymous asked:
"eat for the feeling after the meal, not during." it's okay to enjoy food asshole

fitandhealthyhero:

You clearly don’t understand what that sentence means. Let me educate you!

Guess what? It IS okay to enjoy foods, and you can still enjoy them and not feel heavy/bloated afterwards. If you’re always indulging in sweets and empty calories, you’re going to find yourself pretty unfit, pretty quickly. 

Also by eating these foods, you can often feel hungry again within 30 minutes because you didn’t really give your body any nutrients at all, which in turn will probably encourage you to eat more. 

So yes, it’s okay to enjoy foods, and you still can while being healthy about it. But there is nothing wrong with having a slice of cake once a week, or going out to dinner once a month or so just as long as you don’t over eat and feel heavy/bloated/lethargic afterwards, because this feeling can often trigger you to fall out of your normal eating habits. 

But hey, you don’t have to listen to me. Do whatever you want, it’s your life. 

I’ve come to think that flourishing consists of putting yourself in situations in which you lose self-consciousness and become fused with other people, experiences, or tasks. It happens sometimes when you are lost in a hard challenge, or when an artist or a craftsman becomes one with the brush or the tool. It happens sometimes while you’re playing sports, or listening to music or lost in a story, or to some people when they feel enveloped by God’s love. And it happens most when we connect with other people. I’ve come to think that happiness isn’t really produced by conscious accomplishments. Happiness is a measure of how thickly the unconscious parts of our minds are intertwined with other people and with activities. Happiness is determined by how much information and affection flows through us covertly every day and year.
David Brooks (via feellng)