22 Pages Every Girl Should Read From "Milk And Honey"

22 Pages Every Girl Should Read From "Milk And Honey"

Rupi Kaur's magnificent work is good for the soul.

Rupi Kaur's "Milk and Honey" is one of my all-time favorite poetry books, and she is one of my all time favorite authors/poets. She has an incredible way with words that show the true emotions she has experienced. She is compelling and honest, striking and intelligent.

In the book, there are four sections: the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing. I selected 22 pieces from the healing that I feel every girl should read. I highly recommend buying "Milk and Honey" because not only will you get cool pics for VSCO, you will also have an amazing and enthralling read.

Page 150

“you must enter a relationship
with yourself
before anyone else”

You have to love yourself before you can start loving others, and sometimes that seems hard, but you have you learn how to do this. Otherwise, there will be parts missing in your life.

Page 151

“accept that you deserve more
than painful love
life is moving
the healthiest thing
for your heart is
to move with it”

Always remember this, love shouldn't hurt. Love isn't painful. Love is kind and gentle. Don't get yourself hurt.

Page 153

“loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself"

We all think that surrounding ourselves with people will make things better, but that isn't always true.

Page 154

“you are in the habit
of co-depending
on people to
make up for what
you think you lack

who tricked you
into believing
another person
was meant to complete you
when the most they can do is complement”

You are impressive alone, spectacular and gorgeous and amazing. You have no need to co-depend.

Page 156

"if you were born with
the weakness to fall
you were born with
the strength to rise"

This really means a lot to me, and I think that a lot of girls should learn this. As the saying goes, it's always darkest before the dawn.

Page 161

in love
with your solitude"

This is one of my favorites. Fall deeply, madly in love with the fact that you are perfect just the way you are.

Page 162

"there is a difference between
someone telling you they love you and
them actually
loving you"

This is so important. Genuine love will come over time.

Page 164

"you tell me
i'm not like most girls
and learn to kiss me with your eyes closed
something about the phrase --something about
how i have to be unlike the women
i call sisters in order to be wanted
make me want to spit your tongue out
like i am supposed to be proud you picked me
a if i should be relieved you think
i am better than them"

Since when is it cool to turn on your sisters? These women are meant to make us strong and empower us. It's 2017, girl-shaming is totally out.

Page 165

You are your own person and no man, or woman, should tell you what to do with your body.

Page 169

"i like the way stretch marks
on my thighs look human
that we're soft yet
when we need to be
i love that about us
how capable we are of feeling
how unafraid we are of breaking
and tend to our wounds with grace
just being a woman
calling myself
a woman
makes me utterly whole
and complete"

This one resonates with me. It shows the beauty in things we usually think are imperfections.

Page 172

"accept yourself
as you were designed"

Just another amazing Kaur quote to show you that self-love is so important.

Page 174

"losing you
was the becoming
of myself"

You might think they make your world great, but try losing them. You might learn that the world was great without them, and you were even greater than you thought.

Page 175

"other women's bodies
are not our battlegrounds"

YES, YES, YES! Stop trying to turn girls against other girls.

Page 178

"you were a dragon long before
he came around and said
you could fly
you will remain a dragon
long after he's left"

Remember to stay fierce and strong and mighty, whether you are on your own or not.

Page 179

"i want to apologize to all the women
i have called pretty
before i've called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you're born with
is the most you to be proud of when your
spirit has crushed mountains
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient or you are extraordinary
not because i don't think you're pretty
but because you are so much more than that"

We are spectacular, wondrous, amazing, and so much more. Don't let anyone tell you the outside is what counts the most.

Page 182

"if the hurt comes
so will the happiness
-be patient"

Some people think that darkness lasts forever, it doesn't. The sunshine comes eventually, no matter how long the storm.

Page 185

"the world
gives you
so much pain
and here you are
making gold out of it
-there is nothing purer than that"

Be happy and kind. Make the best out of the worst and good things will come your way.

Page 186

"how you love yourself is
how you teach others
to love you"

If you can't love yourself, then no one will. Self-love is key.

Page 189

are your own
soul mate"

This is easily my favorite page. I live by this. You are meant for you, you are all you need. Yes, there are other people who make life wonderful, but in the end, you only need you.

Page 191

"we all move forward when
we recognize how resilient
and striking the women
around us are"

LADIES UNITE! Girl power all the way!

Page 197

"if you are not enough for yourself
you will never be enough
for someone else"

Just let this one sink in, it will pay off in the end.

Page 198

"you must
want to spend
the rest of your life
with yourself

I've basically been preaching this the entire time, but you don't know how many girls I've met who don't take this as seriously as they should. I hope these are quotes you can look at when you're down or sad. You need to remember that you girl, are more than words can describe, you are boundless.

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.


We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint

18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings

23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop

31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me

This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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11 Things To Never Say To A Retail Worker

Because people actually say these things.


I've worked in retail for years, and some of the things i've heard are truly ridiculous. While i love helping customers find their perfect item, here are some thing's i've been asked or told by customers that made me want to hide in the break room.

1. "Can you watch my child?"


Hmm so I can double check if you like but i'm pretty sure when i signed up for this job i didn't sign up to be a babysitter as well. Sorry.

2. "Can you check the back?"


A solid 99% of the time when someone asks if there is more stock of an item in the back, the employee has already checked the back for that item in the same day. Our job is to help people buy things, and we are typically rewarded for making more sales. So trust us, if we say we're out of an item then we are out of it.

3. "I'm never shopping here again"


Well it's been a pleasant experience knowing you.

4. "Excuse me, I've been waiting in line for a long time"


Yes, wow you are correct. In fact, let me just ignore everyone who was here before you and help you first.

5. "The item isn't scanning? It must be free!"


Fake laughing at customers jokes is a big part of the job, but I've heard this so many times at this point it physically hurts to bring myself to laugh.

6. "May I use this coupon even though it's expired"


Fun fact, we actually just put those expiration dates for fun. Yeah, no.

7. "Can I use your employee discount"


Yes, random person I've just met. I will completely risk loosing my job to help you get 20% off your purchase today.

8. "This item was on the clearance rack and I won't pay full price for it"


I can completely understand that it's frustrating since you thought the item was at a discounted price, but that doesn't mean i can magically change the price for you.

9. "Do you work here"


No, i just bought the store uniform from a thrift shop and then come to the store to fool people like you.

10. "No, my card is not getting declined. It must be you"


Well, i've successfully managed to check out 100 other customers today and all of their cards worked fine. So, I'm going to go ahead and say i'm not the problem here.

11. "Why does [insert store product] cost so much?"


Just a warning, you may need to sit down for this one. Retail workers actually don't control the prices fo store products. Shocking, right?

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