“If whatever you’re doing doesn’t make you happy or at least provide you the money to go to a therapist or a liquor store to take care of that unhappiness, then it’s time to blow that taco stand. Life is too short for anything else.”—Adam Corolla (via lovelayneb)
“Everyone has their day offs. 80% of those times, you shouldn’t listen to yourself. Go rally up and be your biggest cheerleader. Because YOU are the only one in control of your mind. But the other 20% of the time? Take the day off. Give yourself the break. Walk away from things, regroup, breathe. And when you’re ready, come back again. Whole. Strong. Renewed.”—
“For the first eight years of our marriage, [Michelle and I] were paying more in student loans than what we were paying for our mortgage. So we know what this is about.
And we were lucky to land good jobs with a steady income. But we only finished paying off our student loans—check this out, all right, I’m the President of the United States—we only finished paying off our student loans about eight years ago.”—President Obama in North Carolina today on why Congress has to act to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling (via barackobama)
Every Friday, just outside the Christian Life Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., volunteers hold placards advertising the prayer offering to commuters. So far the church has served about 150 people since the program started one month ago, according to the Associated Press. The volunteers offer to pray with the drivers on any issue, whether it is a bad day, a divorce or a fight with cancer.
I lost my daughter to gang violence eleven years ago. There is no harder experience than losing your child. The shock passes over time, years, but the unacceptibility of it all remains. I try to keep myself busy doing things to help others in need. Service has a healing balm to it….
Our Black Voices eds are asking everyone to get involved and share a little bit of love with Trayvon Martin’s mom this Mother’s Day. It’s become an amazingly positive little spot on the Internet. Let’s keep it going.