11 Reasons Meredith Grey Is My Hero

11 Reasons Meredith Grey Is My Hero

She's quite possibly the greatest character to ever appear on television.

Growing up, I always used to watch a few episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" here and there with my Mom--the age-appropriate episodes, that is. As a junior in college, I've now decided that it's time to start filling in the holes in my Grey's knowledge, and I've officially begun watching it from the very beginning on Netflix. Meredith Grey is easily my favorite character for so many reasons--I have no shame in admitting that I wish I had her attitude.

Here are 11 reasons why Meredith Grey is my hero:

1. She's practically indestructible.

Honestly, though. How many near-death situations can one person possibly survive? She's got to be at least part superhero.

2. She knows that the girls always come first.

I mean, Derek may be her husband, but Cristina is her person. And that takes priority.

3. She knows that there are a lot of expectations that come with being a woman, and she's not afraid to defy them openly.

Realistically, no girl shaves her legs all of the time. Nobody has time for that. Anybody who claims otherwise is a liar.

4. She knows what she wants, and she's not afraid to ask for it.

It's hard sometimes to really open up to a person and express just how much you want to be with them. But Meredith did; she told Shepard how she felt, she told him that she wanted him, and she told him to pick her over Addison. She knew what she wanted, she asked for it--and eventually, she got it.

5. She knows how great she is, and she definitely won't settle for anyone who does not treat her the way she deserves to be treated.

Yes, you are, Mer. You're the sun, and you tell him.

6. At the same time, she knows she's not perfect.

We all have our own issues. She's not the only one. But she is brave enough to admit that she has issues.

7. She's honest.

If you ask her to tell you the truth, you better be prepared to hear it.

8. Sometimes she might be a little too honest.

But really, we all have those days when we hate people. People are exhausting.

9. She's only human, and she doesn't have it together all of the time.

And like it or not, she'll tell you if she doesn't have it altogether; she'll admit it if she's not alright. So if you ask her if she's okay, you should actually be interested in her answer.

10. Honestly, she probably doesn't have it together most of the time.

But in classic Meredith Grey style, she's honest about that, too. She'll never pretend to be perfect.

11. She found her fairytale ending.

She may not have gotten to have it for as long as she wanted, but Meredith did get to experience what it feels like to live happily ever after for a moment. And a moment of happiness is really all we can ask for.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.


Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.

Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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