I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter.
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You are so used to your features, you don’t know how beautiful you look to a stranger.
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R.I.P Robin McLaurin Williams
I’m writing this with a heavy heart. He was was one of my favorite actor of all time. Depression is real and a serious illness nobody can quite understand. I hope that he found peace in his final hours. Watching his films gave me so much joy when I was younger. He was immensely talented. The world just lost a legend.. He will be deeply missed :(


“So you’re made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?”

―Neil deGrasse Tyson

These photos are on the shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014, a competition and exhibition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The winning images will be posted here on September 18.

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