“When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”—Ram Dass (via exercise-for-confidence)
The other day at work I was handing out balloons and this little boy was eating strawberry ice cream and he asked very excitedly for a pink balloon and his mom said “don’t you want blue or green to match your shirt?” And he said “but I like pink” and I smiled at the mom and said “everyone has a favorite color”
I really hope that mom accepts that her son is going to be hot as hell and gay as fuck when he grows up.