“So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide”—Meredith Grey (via felicefawn)
The claim that a company like McDonald’s can’t afford to pay wages over the minimum is absolutely insulting when you compare the salary of its CEO to one of its crew members.
I worked at a McDonald’s in New York over the summer and did a little math while I was there. In 2011, former McDonald’s CEO James Skinner made $8.75 million with compensation, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. In comparison, crew members made $7.25 an hour, for about $15,000 a year, if they stayed at the job year-round.
If you take Skinner’s total salary in 2011 and assume that he worked 40-hour week, he would have made $4,200 an hour. In one hour, he made 580 times more than the average McDonald’s worker. James Skinner made $33,600 a day, which is twice the salary that a McDonald’s crew member makes in a year of full-time work.
Looking at it another way, the average worker would have to work for almost 600 years to make the salary that Skinner made in 2011. In one year, Skinner makes more than I could make in at least six lifetimes.
have a dance party. it doesn’t matter what time it is, doesn’t matter if you’re alone (actually, i think it’s more fun when you’re alone in your room.) even if you feel like you can’t get up because of the sadness weighing you down, do it. trust me, it’s worth it. (here, i already made a…
let’s spend our week nights eating cereal on the floor
when there is a perfectly fine table behind us.
we can go to the movies and sit in the back row
just to make out like kids falling in love for the first time.
we’ll paint the rooms of our house
and get more paint on us than the walls.
we can hold hands and go to parties we end up
ditching to drink wine out of the bottle in the bathtub.
and slow dance with me in our bedroom
with an unmade bed and candles on the nightstand.
let me love you forever.
“You have to love
a person entirely,
not the parts you like best —
even the ugly pieces,
the mismatched ones,
the ones that got caught in the rain
and don’t quite fit together
like they should.”—(via lucyquin)
“being “emotionally fucked up” means
people will either want to
write about you,fuck you or save you
no one wants to love you
unless there’s reimbursement
they want you to beg for what you need
and im not here for it”—june manson, i dont wanna be loved (via fuckyeahjaemanson)
I can not wait to do life with someone. To be able to have someone to drink coffee with in the mornings and to cuddle with at night. To have someone to devour the Word with and to spill the contents of my heart out to.
“Our job is to love people. When it hurts. When it’s awkward. When it’s uncool and embarrassing. Our job is to stand together, to carry the burdens of one another and to meet each other in our questions.”—Jamie Tworkowksi (via godmoves)
It’s tempting to be the victim because people pay attention to you when you’re the victim. They comfort you and they sympathize with you. Sometimes the fear is that if we’re no longer a victim than no one will pay attention to us at all. But there is no growth or change in the victim mindset. Sometimes someone hasn’t oppressed us enough for us to be the victim we want to be, so we have to make them out to be a bigger oppressor than they actually are. In this case, they become the victim and we become the oppressor.
The victim mentality never actually serves anyone at all.
Think about the people you’re hurting by accusing them of being an oppressor. Some people are actually bullies, but some people are just human and they make mistakes.