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The (Fantastic) Four Fundamental Forces of Physics

A Lesson in Alliteration and also Physics

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Physics is about elegance. That doesn’t mean putting on a monocle to do math, though it couldn’t hurt.

Physicists believe that the universe is governed by simple laws that can be described mathematically: falling objects accelerate towards the ground at 9.8 meters per second per second, light travels at 186,000 miles per second, and Drake has anywhere from 10 to 100 bands at any given time. Accordingly, there’s a rule of thumb with new equations in physics: anything that is the simplest and most elegant is probably right.

Following in the spirit of that elegance, scientists have found there to be four forces that dictate all physical interactions: gravity, electromagnetism, weak nuclear force and strong nuclear force.

All due respect to elegance, I’m going to add another fundamental force: Beyoncé, because let’s get real.

With regards to the four forces accepted by science (so far), they essentially lay out the rules for every physical interaction ever. Light, objects falling, people not spontaneously exploding: pretty much anything you could think of can be described by one or more of these fundamental forces.

First off, gravity. Gravity is a favorite of physicists. Isaac Newton was the first to take a crack at gravity: in 1687 he published his theory of universal gravitation in his larger work Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, which is Latin for “This Book Proves That I’m Smarter Than The Rest of You.” It outlined the basics of what we know about gravity today, but Einstein in 1915 really finished it off in his theory of Relativity. What we’re pretty sure gravity is as of today is this: space, as Einstein figured and was later pretty much proved, can be bent, and matter is what does the bending. What happens inside of the bent part of space is due to gravity.

Think of it like this: when a trampoline is empty, it’s flat. When you put something heavy in the middle of it, say a brick, the trampoline curves around that brick and makes a little valley. If you put, say, a rubber ball at the edge of the brick’s valley, the ball will fall down the valley.

Space is three-dimensional, as opposed to the two-dimensional surface of the trampoline, but that’s the short version of how gravity works in space. Whenever something falls, it’s being pulled to the center of Earth’s “gravity valley,” and things all fall towards the center of Earth because the bottom of the three-dimensional “valley” is at Earth’s center. It’s a little mind-bending.

Next is the electromagnetic force. Study of electromagnetism has been around for a long time, the guy who mostly figured it all out was one Charles-Augustin de Coulomb. Electromagnetism is actually two different forces rolled into one: electrostatic and magnetic forces (I know, it’s a leap). Unlike gravity, electromagnetism can be attractive, pulling things together, or repulsive, pushing things apart.

In the electrostatic realm, those things are particles with either a positive or negative charge. Positively charged particles are attracted to negatively charged particles, while two positively charged particles will repel each other—same with two negatively charged particles. Meanwhile, magnetic objects always have a positive and negative end (like, y’know, magnets), but the same thing applies: similar charges repel, and opposite attract. This is where that phrase came from! It’s one of the few physics-related things that are applicable to dating. Other things include focus, friction, and not being a physics nerd.

Thanks to the electromagnetic force, atoms retain their structure because of their charge

And objects (including humans) don’t spontaneously fly apart. Thanks, electromagnetic force.

Until fairly recently, scientists thought that these two forces, gravity and electromagnetism, were the only forces. However, thanks to recent discoveries and advances in technologies, physics has undergone a total transformation, all in the last few decades. All of these things have opened up whole fields of study. It’s like when Beiber dropped “Purpose” out of nowhere and the world was forever changed—you don’t need to be sorry, Justin. It was like that, except with physics.

One reason that physics was so changed is because with the new technologies we were able to observe incredibly rare and incredibly short-lived particles that we can see only briefly because they “decayed”—turned into other particles—so rapidly they couldn’t be observed by previous technologies.

They decayed thanks to the weak nuclear force, another of the four fundamental forces. We couldn’t detect it before because we never saw it do anything before, as we didn’t have the tech to see the particles it created. However, it doesn’t exist solely to frustrate physicists—without it, the sun wouldn’t work. Let me explain: the weak nuclear force makes particles to turn into other particles, which causes, among other things, fusion—the process by which the sun gets its fuel. So, no weak nuclear force, no sun.

Thanks, weak nuclear force.

The weak nuclear force’s partner in crime, strong nuclear force, was discovered around the same time as its buddy. While the electromagnetic force holds atoms together, the strong nuclear force holds particles together—the stuff that makes up atoms. Strangely, it’s the strongest of all the fundamental forces, even though it acts across a really small distance. More strangely, gravity is the weakest of all the fundamental forces, which gets stranger still when you consider how massive the gravitational pull of, say, a black hole is. Even more strangererly—actually I don’t have anything else on that, I was just wondering if I could get away with writing “strangererly.”

So that’s them, the forces that keep us from falling off the earth — and keep our bodies from flying apart.

Fantastic.

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5 Different Religions And Their Unique Christmas Celebrations

From Hanukkah Lights to Nativity Scenes: 5 Faiths' Unique Takes on the Christmas Spirit

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The Holidays are a time for being with friends and family and celebrating the birth of Christ, but sometimes we forget to acknowledge the other religions and what they celebrate. Some religions like the Islam do not even celebrate Christmas and then you have others, the Buddhists, who use the holiday to practice their religion of spreading peace and goodwill. In no particular order, I would like to demonstrate a little culture about the ways Christmas is celebrated or is not celebrated throughout five different religions.

Christianity

During the Christmas season, Christians celebrate Christmas in numerous ways. Families and churches from all around will set up a Nativity Scene or a mini replica of the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The scene is composed of the baby Jesus, the virgin mother Mary, the father Joseph, three wise men, and sometimes some animals that would belong in a stable. Churches that practice Christianity will perform Christmas plays that describe the night of the birth of baby Jesus in a manger. Catholic churches will have a midnight mass on the night of Christmas Day to celebrate Jesus’ birth. In the month of December, aside from just the church festivities, people will sing traditional Christmas carols, buy Christmas trees, and place wrapped presents under the tree to exchange at a Christmas party or on Christmas morning.

Islam

The Muslim community has two celebrations that they conduct within a year and Christmas is not one of the holidays. Along with Christmas being the celebration to memorialize the birth of Jesus, Muslims do believe in Jesus but do not believe he is God or the son of God. According to the Islamic religion, Jesus’ birth was either in March or September based on the season indications in the Bible. Another viewpoint of the Christmas holiday is that Christmas is really just a new purposed pagan celebration which is not supported by the Islamic religion (Paganism).

Hinduism

Hindus in America, for a while until the population of Hindus increased, celebrated Christmas to adjust into American culture. Even with population growth, some Hindus still participate in the festivities of gift giving and parties. Aside from how Hindus celebrate in America, the Hindus in India do celebrate in December with a five-day holiday called Pancha Ganapati. The celebration begins on December 21 to celebrate the elephant-headed lord of culture and new beginnings. Some festivities the Hindus partake in are outings, picnics, gift giving, feasts, decorating their homes with pine boughs or durva grass, and putting up lights and ornaments. The major portion of the celebration is putting up a statue of Ganesha in the home and dressing the statue for each day of the celebration in colors of yellow, blue, red, green, and orange.

Buddhism

Christmas is a time of gift giving and practicing peace and goodwill toward mankind. Buddhists can practice their religion and see the similarities between Buddhism and Christianity. Buddhists celebrate the holidays by hanging up Christmas decorations in their temples, sending cards to loved ones, holding late night vigils, and occasionally listen to Christmas music.

Judaism

The Jewish do not celebrate Christmas, but instead, celebrate a holiday know as Chanukah (Hanukkah). Chanukah is an eight-day festival of lights that is celebrated by a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers, and foods (fried). Chanukah memorializes the small army of Jews that defeated the mighty Greek Army in the second century BCE. The Jewish reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and as a symbol of reclaiming the temple, the menorah was to be lit; however, only a single cruse of olive oil was left. Even with a little bit of olive oil, the menorah was still lit and stayed lit for eight days. To remember this wonder, Chanukah was created.

Christmas is not all that different across the religions who do celebrate the holiday. As Christmas comes around next year and the following years, I will be more understanding and more thoughtful to how other people celebrate and do not celebrate around Christmas time. I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas, Chanukah, December, etc. and a Happy New Year as well!
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12 Reasons Why I Love Christmas

What's Not To Love? But These Reasons Are Why Christmas Is Best

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There are so many reasons why I love the Christmas time! Check out the joy that makes this time of year truly special, from festive traditions to heartwarming moments. Enjoy!

1. The Decorations

Everything is so colorful and jolly. All the stores have bright lights and sparkly decorations. Homes have Christmas trees glistening through the window with bright lights, snowflakes, and ice sickles from the rooftop.

2. Hot Chocolate

I am the type of person who does not like eggnog, but I love some hot coco. Add milk and some little marshmallows to make it incredible. Putting it in a cute little Christmas mug makes it even better.

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3. Snow

In North Carolina, it hardly snows during winter, but I have seen snow. I love playing in the snow, making forts, and building snowmen. I love watching my dogs play in the snow. It is so beautiful and breathtaking.

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4. Christmas Movies

I enjoy wrapping up on the couch with tons of blankets and watching a good Christmas movie. My favorite is Home Alone and the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. Those always put me in the mood.

There is something about putting together a gift. Wrapping it up and putting a pretty bow on top is so pleasing. Then to put it under the tree makes it even more beautiful.

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6. Spending Time with Family & Friends

Nothing honestly beats spending quality time with your family and friends. The conversations are always funny and entertaining. You create more memories as you reminisce on the old ones. Laughter is in the air, and so is a good time.

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7. The Food

This is when the best food is cooked. You get to fill up and eat more than you ever had. You get to have a wonderful home-cooked meal and gather around the table with friends and family. This is also the time when there are so many desserts that are so yummy.

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8. Giving Back

I think it is important to give back to your community. You can go to the soup kitchen, volunteer with an organization, or adopt a kid to give gifts to. All of these are great ideas, and there are plenty more, depending on where you live.

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I get so giddy and excited when I buy a gift for a loved one. I imagine their reaction and what they’re going to feel inside when they unwrap their gift. They will see the sentiment and thought that I put into the gift.

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10. The Christmas Tree

Finding the perfect Christmas tree is the best. You search long and hard and maybe even chop your own one down. Then you get to put it up, and the whole house smells of the tree. You get to decorate the tree and watch it come alive. This is when the magic comes alive.

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I think everyone enjoys opening presents. I cannot wait to open gifts from loved ones because it really is the thought that counts. I enjoy seeing their faces when I open the gift because they bought it thinking of me, which is what matters most.

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12. The Christmas Spirit

There is such a thing as the Christmas spirit. Everyone is jolly and happy. The giving mood is increased, and being friendly becomes the norm. Smiles and laughter are coming from everyone.

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Christmas is my favorite holiday for many reasons. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

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A Beginner's Wine Appreciation Course

While I most certainly do not know everything, I feel like I know more than the average 21-year-old about vino, so I wrote this beginner's wine appreciate course to help YOU navigate the wine world and drink like a pro.

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A lot of people our age (21-25) don't really drink wine because they want to appreciate it, they drink it to get "f*cked up" in a "classy" way.

***Reality check: if you're still blacking out every time you drink, it's not classy OR healthy***

So if you're reading this article, this probably means you want to learn to appreciate wine a little bit more, or learn a few new facts that you can whip out in front of your Barefoot chugging friends (I like Barefoot), or maybe you're just looking to feel more comfortable going into a winery's tasting room. It can be intimidating when your server is whipping out terms like "oak-aged" or "tartrate crystals."

I started working at a winery recently, and my employers have really taken me into the industry fold. I'm going to be learning and doing everything: from tasting room, to harvesting, to making, filtering, sampling (yes, that's right ;)) and so on. I had always known that wineries work hard to make their product, but I'm only just learning that creating the right taste practically a science.

While I most certainly do not know everything, I feel like I know more than the average 21-year-old about vino, so I wrote this article to help YOU navigate the wine world!

Part I of IV: advice for when you first start going out to wineries.

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1. Figure out what kind of wine drinker you might be.
If you haven't ever been to a winery, and the most experience you have drinking it is at parties or Grandma's for holiday dinner, you should start your wine journey by figuring out what kind of wine you *might* gravitate to.

But Alexis, isn't the point of going to a winery to experience new wines?
Well, yes. But you can probably narrow down what kind of flight you would want to try if you know what kind of drinks you like: do you have a sweet tooth? Are you more of a dirty martini kind of person? If you like sweet drinks, tell your server that. Not a fan of sugar? They'll set up dry tasting.
Not sure about about either? Most wineries offer middle-of-the-road wine styles that may be a little sweet, but not too dry either. We call them off-dry.

2. Pick a place based on your choices.
Part of the reason I suggested you contemplate what kind of wine drinker you might be is because based on what your taste profile may be, you will want to start off with a winery that will match your palate.
I live in Maryland, and my state has the wonderful nickname of "America in miniature." We have a lot of little microclimates, which change what kind of grapes work best in what region. The winery where I work currently has a strong showing of sweet wines, whereas some of the other wineries in the neighboring county have a better dry wine production.

NOTE: It is important to know that just because a winery may have a reputation for making good sweet reds or good dry whites does not mean they don't have good wines in general. What another person hates, you might love and vice versa!

3. Go with friends!
That's just because it's more fun! And a lot or wineries will have an amazing atmosphere, especially if the tasting room is on the property where the grapes are grown. It makes a great little getaway. Also, you may or may not need a DD.

4. Trust the server.
Odds are the person who is running your tasting knows a little bit about wine and has served plenty of people with all kinds of palates. Don't be afraid to tell them that you aren't sure what your taste profile might be, and that you have some idea. They'll guide you along based on that particular winery's offerings.
Some wineries offer a dry flight and a sweet flight, or a make your won flight for a set price. The ones with make your own can be hard to navigate, because there are often lots of choices! But again, ask questions! Your server can help you find something you'll like.

NOTE: Some wineries have a set list of tastings for the day, but if something that they offer in the bottle piques your interest, ask to try it! The worst thing they can say is no.

5. Let yourself experiment!
The greatest thing about going to a winery is that you get to try new things. You might find that you really like oak-aged dry whites and sweet reds. You might also be pleasantly surprised that you like something you thought you would hate.

6. Buy the wines you like at the winery.
It's cheaper to buy a local wine at the winery itself because you don't have to pay the up-charge a liquor store would charge so they can make a profit. Plus, you can share a bottle that you picked yourself from the winery with your friends and family. (It always feels cool to be able to say that you picked it out!)
That being said, sometimes price does NOT indicate the quality of a wine! I love some \$100 wines, but I love some of my \$10 wines just as much. What is important is that YOU find a wine YOU like!

Part II of IV: What to buy at the liquor store

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Okay, so now that you've had a crash course of going to wineries, you're hooked!

You can, of course, continue going to wineries and buying your bottles there, but you'll still want to try other styles and brands. That's when you get to go to the liquor store and be intimidated once more, this time by the variety of selection you'll have.
So what do you do when you don't get a chance to try a wine before you buy it? Take a leap of faith, yes, but you can still take an educated guess!

1. Remember what you like.
Based on your previous experience, you should look at the labels of bottles and read the blurbs liquor stores have written/printed about the wine and try to find a wine you're willing to try.

Some liquor stores that have a large selection of wine probably have a staff that can answer a few questions, one of them being "what sweet/dry/white/red wines do you have?"

You should absolutely use Google if you can't find anything written about the wine on or around the bottle. If it is something that really intrigues you, look up the winery that produced it because usually their website will tell you about the wine's flavor.
NOTE: Do NOT look up the variety/blend of wine that it is and ask Google if such-and-such is a sweet/dry wine, because not everyone makes their varietal/blended wine the same (i.e. Winery A might make their Riesling more sweet than Winery B). Avoid the problem by going to the Winery's website.

Part III of IV: The restaurant menu

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Odds are you're still in school if you're reading this article, so I'm not expecting you to know be dropping the bucks to be pairing a different wine with every course you eat at a restaurant. But I'm going breeze over some helpful tips I've gotten to help demystify the wine menu at a restaurant.

1. Unless otherwise stated, most wine menus go White Wines, Red Wines, Dessert Wines with the top of each category being the driest, and the bottom being the sweetest.
Some menus will go by region, and others (menus that are very small) will just go dry to sweet, regardless of color.

2. The first number is the glass price, the second is the bottle price.
So if you see this:
Alexis B's VWinery 2009 Merlot, Maryland........... 7/20
You know that the glass price is \$7 and the bottle price is \$20.

Depending on the restaurant, some serving staff may be very good with pairings, or know their menu well enough to tell you what you should pair with what.

NOTE: The old adage "white wines go with white meats, red wines go with red meats" is pretty true, but I've had some fabulous white pairings with red meats before.

It will be so much cheaper if you can all agree on one wine and buy the bottle rather than buying by the glass. This also holds true for buying glasses v bottles at wineries.

Part IV of IV: Lingo

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Congratulations! You have survived my crash course Wine Appreciation 101! That wasn;'t so hard, was it? It's easy to feel overwhelmed, but just remember: every person who know a lot about wine started out knowing absolutely nothing and making some terrible pairings.

Now go and experience some great wine, show off your knowledge, and be sure to grab a glass for me ;)

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15 Kinds Of Ice Cream From Around The World

Countries have their own creative twists!

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Who doesn't love ice cream? People from all over the world enjoy the frozen dessert, but different countries have their own twists on the classic treat.

1. Italy: Gelato

Gelato, perhaps one of the best-known varieties of ice cream from around the world, has less fat, more sugar and less air than other frozen desserts.

2. Turkey: Dondurma

In Turkey, dondurma’s elastic and stretchy texture and resistance to melting make it extremely popular with street vendors, who play with the ice cream before serving it to customers.

3. Japan: Mochi

The small ball is actually ice cream in the middle surrounded by a sticky rice cake.

4. Israel: Halva

The Israeli treat is made with sesame flavored halva, a compact honey-like candy, which is popular across the Middle East and Asia.

5. Iran: Faloodeh

Ice cream in Iran is often served with pasta noodles, rose water, lime juice and pistachios.

6. Germany: Spaghettieis

Germany’s take on the dessert is a spin on a dish of spaghetti: vanilla ice cream is run through a pasta maker to mimic spaghetti, strawberry sauce is drizzled on top to mimic tomato sauce and coconut flakes, shredded almonds or white chocolate is used to mimic the Parmesan cheese.

7. Mexico: Paletas

Paletas are extremely similar to popsicles, except that they must contain fresh fruit to be classified as such.

8. India: Kulfi

Kulfi is similar to ice cream, though its increased density and creaminess allows it to be molded and served on a popsicle stick and topped with pistachios.

Thailand’s i tim pad, which is often sold by street vendors, is the rolled ice cream that has become a novelty dessert here in America.

10. China: Fried Ice Cream

Though supposedly invented in the United States, fried ice cream has become popular in Asia, and the Chinese version uses ice cream flavors like green tea and red bean, fried in a tempura batter.

11. Greece: Pagoto

Greek ice cream is a mix of gelato and dondurma, which makes sense considering its location in relation to Italy and Turkey.

12. Philippines: Sorbetes

Although it sounds like it, the Filipino dessert is not sorbet. It is cheese-flavored ice cream made with coconut milk and served in a bread bun.

13. Malaysia: Ais Kacang

The ice cream variety found in Malaysia and Singapore is actually shaved ice topped with cooked red beans and evaporated milk.

14. South Korea: J-Cone

The cone, made with crushed corn, resembles a churro, and ice cream is served on both ends of the J-shaped cone.

15. United States: Everything

The U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand have everything that you can imagine. Just think of all the varieties we have: the typical hard ice cream, frozen yogurt, Dippin’ Dots, soft serve, sorbet, Italian ice, custard ice cream, sherbet, snow cones, ice pops, milkshakes, ice cream cookie sandwiches and those skinny ice pop things in the plastic that you have to cut and no one knows the name of it, but you know exactly what I’m talking about.

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100 Reasons to Choose Happiness

Happy Moments to Brighten Your Day!

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As any other person on this planet, it sometimes can be hard to find the good in things. However, as I have always tried my hardest to find happiness in any and every moment and just generally always try to find the best in every situation, I have realized that your own happiness is much more important than people often think. Finding the good in any situation can help you to find happiness in some of the simplest and unexpected places.

Many people often think that happiness can be found by creating the largest social media pool, trying to be someone that they are not in order to be accepted or even having the nicest car or the biggest house. But happiness does not come from these material or “fake” things. It comes from strong connections with people you love, having gratitude and consideration for the people around you and finding happiness in the most unexpected and often overlooked places.

Constantly reminding yourself that your happiness is one of the most important things and sometimes having to put your happiness first is something that should be happening every day. Personally, my happiness comes from thousands of things ranging from reading a book all the way to vacationing to the ocean and everything in between. Also, I find happiness in the happiness of others and seeing others in content, but this also sometimes means that I do not put my happiness first.

Everyone has their flaws and many people are like me—forgetting to put their happiness before others. Therefore, in order to give you just a simple idea of how easy it is to find happiness in the smallest of places, here are 100 reminders of happiness that surround you each and every day. This list also purposes for each of you to think of your own reminders that make you happy and to tell yourself that your happiness is important and that you should always find happiness in every situation in the most unexpected places.

• You are loved by more than you could ever imagine.
• You have a home.
• Flowers are blooming around you.
• Summer is closer than it has been all year.
• You talked to someone you love today.
• You are beautiful.
• Listening to the rain hit the roof when you fall asleep.
• Freshly mowed grass.
• Watching the stars at night.

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• Someone in your life wants you to be happy.
• You have food to eat and water to drink.
• Chocolate is still existing.
• There are dogs to pet and to cuddle with.
• Cuddling.
• You are talented and have a special talent that no one else knows about.
• Listening to music.
• One Direction.
• You are able to help someone.
• Volunteering for a charity.
• Sitting on a dock.
• Taking pictures with your best friends.
• Going to a cabin.
• You have cute clothes to wear every day.
• Someone said, “Hi” to you today.
• Someone thinks you are the most important person in their life.

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• Someone looks up to you.
• You have a job or some other commitment.
• You believe in something.
• Someone believes in you.
• Listening to the birds chirping outside.
• Finding a dandelion in the middle of a grassy lawn.
• Lilacs.
• Starbucks is a thing.
• You have or will see the Northern Lights.
• Vacations or camping or nights out.
• You can do anything that you set your mind to.
• You believe in someone else.
• Warm, melty chocolate chip cookies.
• You matter.
• Chicken noodle soup when you are sick.
• Grey’s Anatomy/One Tree Hill/Gossip Girl.
• Freshly cleaned sheets.
• You have dreams and goals.
• You are inspiring.
• You are inspired by something or someone else.
• Bright colored daisies.

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• Coming home and changing into an over-sized sweatshirt and leggings.
• Going out and dressing up.
• But feeling confident in both.
• Sleeping in on Sunday mornings.
• Getting up to watch the sunrise.
• Sunsets.
• Surprising someone or being surprised.
• Art museums.
• Pugs.
• Good nights and good morning’s.
• Laughing, laughing, laughing.
• Making someone else laugh.
• Board games.
• Rainy days.
• Sunny days.
• You are vibrant and radiant.
• Bare feet in the sand.

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• Dimples.
• Highlighting quotes in your favorite books.
• Seeing others happy.
• Seeing couples holding hands.
• Sailing.
• Your mother, father, sister, brother, grandpa, grandma, aunt, uncle, cousins, etc.
• Putting your music on shuffle and having your favorite song come on first.
• Did I mention One Direction?
• Oh, and Beyoncé.
• Saltwater and sea shells.
• Loving something or someone with the strongest passion.
• Glitter.
• Being the only one on the court/field/track/ice.
• Feeling invincible.
• Conquering one of your fears.
• Listening to someone’s heartbeat.
• Talking to someone about their favorite things or memories.
• Disney movies.

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• God, Jesus and your faith.
• Candles.
• Girls’/Guys’ night.
• Butterflies.
• Airports and airplanes.
• Acing a hard test or failing and learning from it.
• Kids.
• Sleeping with the window open.
• Hugs.
• Being there for someone no matter what.
• Trusting someone.
• You are the best at something.
• You are someone’s best friend.
• Chocolate still exists.
• You can move mountains.
• Your happiness is the most important.