Jonathan Tam ----------- Taken. [06/08/12]
You know when you walk by a park and you pass by one of those old, worn down benches? You know, the kind of benches that are on the verge of breaking apart? Everyone complains about how it should be fixed, or replaced; because to us, the value of that bench is next to nothing. But did it ever occur to you that that bench may be worth so much more to someone else?
Maybe it was where a young couple had their first kiss, or maybe it was where a couple experienced their first breakup. Maybe it was where someone less fortunate had to spend the night, or maybe it was where an old couple spent the day.
It’s at that point you realize that something so simple, can have so much more value. For the most of us, something may seem worthless; but to someone else, it may be worth a lot more than face value.
Cutest thing ever: When people get really excited about something and end up rambling all about it. You can see how much passion they have for it and it's just the most adorable thing ever
There’s something mesmerizing about a baby’s smile. Maybe it’s the way they smile without teeth, or the way their dimples catch your eye.. Or maybe it’s because a baby’s smile is the most genuine smile we ever see nowadays.
Babies don’t know how to fake or pretend like we do. They don’t smile when they’re hurting just to hide their feelings. They don’t pretend to smile when someone tells a bad joke and you smile because you don’t want them to feel bad. They don’t smile every time someone tries to take a picture of them.
They smile when they’re genuinely happy.
They smile when something is genuinely funny.
I guess you could say, when babies smile,
you know it’s real.
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (via larmoyante)