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calmingmanatee:

[Image description: A photograph of a manatee, looking slightly to the side of the camera. Text: “Everyone makes progress at different speeds. It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you stay in the race.”](Photograph by Scott Kinmartin.)

Hey look, it’s my photo! :)

calmingmanatee:

[Image description: A photograph of a manatee, looking slightly to the side of the camera. Text: “Everyone makes progress at different speeds. It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you stay in the race.”]

(Photograph by Scott Kinmartin.)

Hey look, it’s my photo! :)

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I made the front page of iFunny today. It’s been over 3 years and this silly video still creates buzz. Original video

A beautiful letter written by Zelda Williams…

"My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…

Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.”

Happy (International) Left-Handers’ Day to all my fellow lefties out there who make up only 10% of the world, but 90% of awesomeness (okay, I made the last part up)! Five left-handed tycoons: Bill GatesOprah WinfreySteve ForbesHenry Ford II, and John D. Rockefeller. Also, 5 of the last 7 presidents of the United States are left-handed.

Lefties often have the upper-hand in sports (especially boxing, tennis, baseball and hockey). 40% of cats are left-handed. Some studies find lefties to be more creative and more resilient when recovering from strokes, but more susceptible to ADHD, schizophrenia and other mental disorders.

It’s amazing how an actor/actress that you’ve never met can impact your life on a personal level. I remember watching both Flubber and Mrs. Doubtfire at the local drive-in theatre as a child, and I remember waking up to my father hollering, “Goooooood mooooorning, Vieeeetnaaaaam!Robin Williams was one of (mine and) my father’s all-time favorite actors/comedians, and now, both are tragically gone.

They’re but gone in the physical form forever, but always here in spirit. My father suffered from alcoholism, and was never quite the same after his own father passed away too soon. I think we all mourn/cope with trials and tribulations a little differently, but we need to be here for one another. I can assure you that life is worth living, and when you make it through hard times, it’ll make the good times even greater. This is cliché, but always remember that even the sun goes down in Paradise.

In the past, I’ve said that “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem,” but I feel that that may be too generic and insensitive. The common purpose of suicide is to seek a SOLUTION, but suicide is NEVER the answer. In the past, I’ve also said that stopping substance abuse is a “mind over matter” situation, but when the abuser’s mind isn’t in the right place, does anything really matter to them other than (temporary) relief?

Let Robin Williams be a reminder that mental illness is a serious issue that affects millions, even those surrounded by love who provide lots of laughs and smiles. Sometimes humor is a cover up for something much deeper — a coping mechanism, if you will — that isn’t always apparent.
MORE PEOPLE DIE BY SUICIDE THAN BY HOMICIDE in the United States. In fact, more than 30,000 people die by suicide each year in America. So why don’t some people get treatment? There’s a stigma that physical illness is okay but mental illness is not. If you need help, please contact NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Helpline

Since I only walk in my own shoes, and I only know what goes on in my mind, I can’t judge others for their thoughts/actions, but I can offer my assistance. If you’d prefer to speak to a professional, please call 800-273-8255 (US).