June 30, 2020

100 reasons to stay alive ❤️❤️❤️

100 reasons to stay alive ❤️❤️❤️

In voicing her support of #blacklivesmatter, Holly Taleu wrote her 100 reasons to stay alive. Here's her amazing list:

  1. to make your parents proud
  2. to conquer your fears
  3. to see your family again
  4. to see your favourite artist live
  5. to listen to music again
  6. to experience a new culture
  7. to make new friends
  8. to inspire
  9. to have your own children
  10. to adopt your own pet
  11. to make yourself proud
  12. to meet your idols
  13. to laugh until you cry
  14. to feel tears of happiness
  15. to eat your favourite food
  16. to see your siblings grow
  17. to pass school
  18. to get tattoo
  19. to smile until your cheeks hurt
  20. to meet your internet friends
  21. to find someone who loves you like you deserve
  22. to eat ice cream on a hot day
  23. to drink hot chocolate on a cold day
  24. to see untouched snow in the morning
  25. to see a sunset that sets the sky on fire
  26. to see stars light up the sky
  27. to read a book that changes your life
  28. to see the flowers in the spring
  29. to see the leaves change from green to brown
  30. to travel abroad
  31. to learn a new language
  32. to learn to draw
  33. to tell others your story in the hopes of helping them
  34. Puppy kisses.
  35. Baby kisses (the open mouthed kind when they smack their lips on your cheek).
  36. Swear words and the release you feel when you say them.
  37. Trampolines.
  38. Ice cream.
  39. Stargazing.
  40. Cloud watching.
  41. Taking a shower and then sleeping in clean sheets.
  42. Receiving thoughtful gifts.
  43. “I saw this and thought of you."
  44. The feeling you get when someone you love says, “I love you."
  45. The relief you feel after crying.
  46. Sunshine.
  47. The feeling you get when someone is listening to you/giving you their full attention.
  48. Your future wedding.
  49. Your favourite candy bar.
  50. New clothes.
  51. Witty puns.
  52. Really good bread.
  53. Holding your child in your arms for the first time.
  54. Completing a milestone (aka going to college, graduating college, getting married, getting your dream job.)
  55. The kind of dreams where you wake up and can’t stop smiling.
  56. The smell before and after it rains.
  57. The sound of rain against a rooftop.
  58. The feeling you get when you’re dancing.
  59. The person (or people) that mean the most to you. Stay alive for them.
  60. Trying out new recipes.
  61. The feeling you get when your favourite song comes on the radio.
  62. The rush you get when you step onto a stage.
  63. You have to share your voice and talents and knowledge with the world because they are so valuable.
    64.Breakfast in bed.
  64. Getting a middle seat in the movie theatre.
  65. Breakfast for dinner (because it’s so much better at night than in the morning).
  66. feeling of being loved
  67. Forgiveness.
  68. Water balloon fights.
  69. New books by your favourite authors.
  70. Fireflies.
  71. Birthdays.
  72. Realising that someone loves you.
  73. Spending the day with someone you love.
  74. Spending the whole day in bed.
  75. Eating a whole pint of your favourite ice cream.
  76. Floating in water on your back and just staring up at the sky.
  77. First dates (even the bad ones make for funny stories.)
  78. Bonfires and s'mores.
  79. Relationships where you love someone but aren’t in love with them.
  80. Coming home to someone you love.
  81. The colour of autumn leaves when they change.
  82. Singing songs at the top of your lungs with your friends.
  83. Cuddling.
  84. Being wrapped up in a warm bed.
  85. Someone’s skin against yours.
  86. Holding hands.
  87. The kind of hugs when you can feel a weight being lifted off your shoulders. The kind of hug where your breath syncs with the other person’s, and you feel like the only two people in the world.
  88. Singing off key with your best friends.
  89. Road trips.
  90. Spontaneous adventures.
  91. The feeling of sand beneath your toes.
  92. The feeling when the first ocean wave rolls up and envelops your toes and ankles and knees.
  93. Thunderstorms.
  94. Your first (or hundredth) trip to Disneyland.
  95. The taste of your favourite food.
  96. The child-like feeling you get on Christmas morning.
  97. The day when everything finally goes your way.
  98. Compliments and praise.
  99. to look on this moment in 10 years time and realise you did it.