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egberts:

LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, BUDDY *SLAMS HAND ON TABLE DRAMATICALLY* *slams hand on table AGAIN* *slams BOTH hands on table twice* *claps* *slams hands on table again* *claps* you’re a boy make a big noise playin in the street gonna be a big man some day you got mud on your face you big disgrace kickin your can all over the place SINGING we will we will rock you

sexceptionul
sexceptionul:

As I was waiting for my ride today coming home from the academic center at my university, I was looking at a cube-shaped cork board full of advertisements and notices. I walked around the back (the side no one can see) and I noticed this sign, drawing attention to eating disorder statistics among males. Having many male friends with eating disorders, I subconsciously decided that this was more important than any awards show going on in April.
I removed the thumb-tack from the top of the poster and I held the sheet out to read it for just a moment. At that second, a woman with a slight Jamaican accent walked into the building and addressed me. Our conversation went a bit like this:
"Are you taking our signs down?""No, no, ma’am, I’m putting this one back up. I moved it.""What’s that one about, then?""Oh, it’s statistics about males with eating disorders. It was in the back.""Boys with eating disorders? You mean boys don’t eat?"
At this point I was sort of appalled that she was so oblivious to the fact that boys suffer, too.
"Yeah," I said. "Some boys eat too much, others don’t eat nearly enough.""Oh, really?""Yes. I felt that this poster shouldn’t be hidden in the back of the others. This is something that needs drawn attention to. People don’t normally associate eating disorders or self-injury with males, but it’s there and it’s happening, and more people need to see this. I want others to be aware."
She looked at me for a moment, smiled, and simply said, “Thank you.” I glanced up just in time to see the security guard standing near me smiling at me, too. He placed his hands behind his back, smiled, and just nodded.
Boys suffer, too. Eating disorders are a real epidemic, and they affect, both, girls and boys. Stay strong guys, because there are people looking out for you, too. ♡


57 notes…guys im dissapointed this is an adorable story and yes it is that important

sexceptionul:

As I was waiting for my ride today coming home from the academic center at my university, I was looking at a cube-shaped cork board full of advertisements and notices. I walked around the back (the side no one can see) and I noticed this sign, drawing attention to eating disorder statistics among males. Having many male friends with eating disorders, I subconsciously decided that this was more important than any awards show going on in April.

I removed the thumb-tack from the top of the poster and I held the sheet out to read it for just a moment. At that second, a woman with a slight Jamaican accent walked into the building and addressed me. Our conversation went a bit like this:

"Are you taking our signs down?"
"No, no, ma’am, I’m putting this one back up. I moved it."
"What’s that one about, then?"
"Oh, it’s statistics about males with eating disorders. It was in the back."
"Boys with eating disorders? You mean boys don’t eat?"

At this point I was sort of appalled that she was so oblivious to the fact that boys suffer, too.

"Yeah," I said. "Some boys eat too much, others don’t eat nearly enough."
"Oh, really?"
"Yes. I felt that this poster shouldn’t be hidden in the back of the others. This is something that needs drawn attention to. People don’t normally associate eating disorders or self-injury with males, but it’s there and it’s happening, and more people need to see this. I want others to be aware."

She looked at me for a moment, smiled, and simply said, “Thank you.” I glanced up just in time to see the security guard standing near me smiling at me, too. He placed his hands behind his back, smiled, and just nodded.

Boys suffer, too. Eating disorders are a real epidemic, and they affect, both, girls and boys. Stay strong guys, because there are people looking out for you, too. ♡

57 notes…guys im dissapointed this is an adorable story and yes it is that important

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mordecaimakara:

iloverennerhawkeye:

chainofaffection:

beyoncesugarbaby:

licquoricebitch:

chainofaffection:

Have you ever come across a homeless individual and felt totally uncomfortable?

You see them and you know they are in need, but you are not sure what to do. You know that handing them money is not the best thing. But, you also see that they clearly have some needs. Their lips are chapped. They are hungry. They are thirsty. They are asking for help.

How can you help?

Here is a simple idea - blessing bags.
This was such an easy project. We are now going to keep a few “Blessing Bags” in our car so that when we do happen to see someone on the streets who is homeless, we can hand them a Blessing Bag. I first learned of these bags from my friend, Julie. I am using the picture of her bags (see above) because the ones we took were taken in horrible lighting and turned out really grainy and hard to see what is inside of them.

If you’d like to make your own Blessing Bags, this is what you would need:

Gallon size Ziplock bags
items to go in the bags, such as:
chap stick
packages of tissues
toothbrush and toothpaste
comb
soap
trail mix
granola bars
crackers
pack of gum
band aids
mouthwash
coins (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
hand wipes
you could also put in a warm pair of socks, and maybe a Starbucks gift card

Assemble all the items in the bags, and maybe throw in a note of encouragement. Seal the bags and stow in your car for a moment of providence.

This would be a great activity to do with some other families. Each family could bring one of the items going into the bags (ex: toothbrushes). Set up all the items around a table and walk around it with the ziplocks and fill the bags.

http://kwavs.blogspot.com/2011/05/blessing-bags-how-to.html

oh man i wanna do this

mee tooo. im bout to go to the dollar tree and rack up or a wholesale store.

All these reblogs make me so happy to see. So many amazing people on tumblr

random acts if kindness

please include a couple pairs of socks actually! Socks are among the most highly desired clothing item for homeless individuals

mordecaimakara:

iloverennerhawkeye:

chainofaffection:

beyoncesugarbaby:

licquoricebitch:

chainofaffection:

Have you ever come across a homeless individual and felt totally uncomfortable?
You see them and you know they are in need, but you are not sure what to do. You know that handing them money is not the best thing. But, you also see that they clearly have some needs. Their lips are chapped. They are hungry. They are thirsty. They are asking for help.
How can you help?
Here is a simple idea - blessing bags.

This was such an easy project. We are now going to keep a few “Blessing Bags” in our car so that when we do happen to see someone on the streets who is homeless, we can hand them a Blessing Bag. I first learned of these bags from my friend, Julie. I am using the picture of her bags (see above) because the ones we took were taken in horrible lighting and turned out really grainy and hard to see what is inside of them.

If you’d like to make your own Blessing Bags, this is what you would need:
Gallon size Ziplock bags
items to go in the bags, such as:
chap stick
packages of tissues
toothbrush and toothpaste
comb
soap
trail mix
granola bars
crackers
pack of gum
band aids
mouthwash
coins (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
hand wipes
you could also put in a warm pair of socks, and maybe a Starbucks gift card
Assemble all the items in the bags, and maybe throw in a note of encouragement. Seal the bags and stow in your car for a moment of providence.
This would be a great activity to do with some other families. Each family could bring one of the items going into the bags (ex: toothbrushes). Set up all the items around a table and walk around it with the ziplocks and fill the bags.

oh man i wanna do this

mee tooo. im bout to go to the dollar tree and rack up or a wholesale store.

All these reblogs make me so happy to see. So many amazing people on tumblr

random acts if kindness

please include a couple pairs of socks actually! Socks are among the most highly desired clothing item for homeless individuals