"I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I though maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him.
As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”. On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either.
He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight.
Some inspiring things he said;
"I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love"
"I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates"
"People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it."
"Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"
Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”
Can we appreciate that this is a really good example of how tumblr is just a bit toxic because it illustrates really well how unwilling people are to better themselves and how everyone seems to feel justified in their being this way? It’s just It really disappoints me sometimes, I’m sorry.
^^ It’s not just a bit toxic, it’s really toxic. It’s not okay to just do nothing and accomplish nothing. Sure you have some bad days, but you tried and you need to keep on trying. It could be with anything, be it work, school, a project, and even yourself and self discovery.
Somedays you want a break and that fine and few days to just relax is always fine. But to get stuff done is something that’s just part of life. The main picture is actually a good step process on how to tackle problems or your day.
But it’s just funny. Like I understand what you all mean, but really. It’s just for a laugh and I doubt any of these people are actually THAT unmotivated. They’re just all taking up using the reaction gifs because why not?
just because it’s funny doesn’t make it ok to do that. the picture in this post is to motivate you to do things, and it defeats the purpose when a bunch of reaction images are the exact opposite. these gifs seem like they are making it funny or okay not to be motivated to do things. you feel like this when you are depressed too. it’s not cool or ok.
^^^^Dear pretentious tumblr users that ruin every little harmless non-offensive joke by socially criticizing it…If the gifs bothered you, you could have just highlighted them, deleted them, and reblogged it without them…Its not that fucking HARD!