I realize I’m not a published poet, or literary genius, but you wouldn’t dream of removing Neil Gaiman’s name from a quote, or use Anais Nin’s words as your own, or describe a life experience from a John Green novel as if you lived it…so don’t take anything I’ve said with any less relevancy and disrespect a forum that is open to people from all over the world who share their personal thoughts and life experiences. You and I are equal in owning the validity of the words we share; so respect the original author of a quote or musing, even if you think it may not be as significant because the words didn’t some from someone famous….don’t think for one second that the weight of our words have less bearing because we aren’t published authors. Anyone who has the gumption to share one real thought in their head deserves the consideration to have their name or URL left on their words.
K. ~ as in Keri from With Grace & Guts
"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel."
Steve Furtick (via alecstasy)