Just The 15 Best Perks Of Being The Shortest Girl You Know

Just The 15 Best Perks Of Being The Shortest Girl You Know

Good things do come in small packages.
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Sometimes I fall behind in some categories, and height if one of them. In other words, I fall short. Pardon the pun, but it's true. The average height for a girl my age is 5' 4" and I am only 5' 2.75". It's not too bad, right? But having friends who are 5' 4" or 5' 10" really makes someone my height think, what would it be like to just be a couple inches taller?

1. You have room to grow

This depends on age, but I did grow an inch grow an inch over the past year!

2. People can see over you, so you always can go to the front of the crowd

Concerts, shows, whatever it may be...people emphasize with you and let you go in front.

3. Being short is cute

Being medium height is cute, being tall is cute. We're all cute!

4. You learn to walk fast

This is a weird one, I know. But it can come in handy when you're in a rush. You have to compensate for your counterparts longer legs capable of wider strides.

5. You become agile

Maybe this is just me, but my height won't let me reach things on the top shelf...(this can't just be me), so I get to climb countertops and tables.

6. It's easy to hide from people

Being compactly sized allows me to duck under tables if I want to avoid social interactions. I also kill it at "hide and seek" since no one expects to find someone in a closet.

7. You grow a thick skin

Being the butt of people's jokes over the years really allowed me to grow in every way except vertically.

8. You can pass as a kid

From free admission to things to being able to order off the kids' menu, the sky's the limit.

9. You're the perfect size to be the little spoon

Beneficial in all romantic relationships.

10. LEG ROOM

In cars, on planes, on a train, whatever it may be. When you accept your lack of height, there is so much good that comes alongside it. For someone who likes to travel, this is a blessing.

11. Limbo is easy

That, or just not having to crouch in small spaces.

12. "I look up to you."

Make someone feel good while saying that. Little do they know it's because you have no choice.

13. You can always make yourself look taller with heels

But you can't make yourself look shorter.

14. Being carded at bars will start to feel like flattery

"Oh, I'm actually 30 but thanks for the compliment."

15. You can shock people

Scientifically speaking, the shorter you are the younger you may look. People tend to underestimate younger people, so stun them and then take a picture of the reaction because that's just priceless.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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The Colors Of The Rainbow Ranked From Best To Worst

"Color is a power which directly influences the soul." – Wassily Kandinsky

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The colors of the rainbow are found everywhere; in products at the store, clothing, and even in signs on the roads. Some colors stand out more than others but all in all, each and every one is there for a purpose. That purpose is most likely to grab your attention and make you notice one thing or another. All colors are great but some of them are better than others and here's why.

1. Purple

This was my favorite color, once upon a time. It was also my mom's favorite color. The color purple rarely appears in nature which makes it precious and exquisite. Purple has historically been associated with wealth and royalty but also represents creativity, wisdom, and independence. Given its rarity, seeing something purple makes it special.

2. Green

This is my favorite color now because it represents nature and all that lies in the great outdoors. The color green is everywhere; it represents life and growth. Green is soothing and relaxing while also bringing a sense of hope and adventure. It embodies me in a variety of aspects. I love adventure and am always looking to nature to bring a source of light to my life.

3. Blue

Another great color that can be seen every time you walk out the door and look up at the sky. Although blue usually symbolizes sadness, it also represents trust, stability, and intelligence. It is calming and tranquil in nature. What's better than watching the waves of the ocean?

4. Red

The color of blood and fire; representing both love and anger. Red is powerful and courageous while also being destructive and aggressive. It catches attention quickly and easily to help alert people to danger.

5. Yellow

The color of sunshine and happiness. Yellow represents energy, optimism, and joy. It is spontaneous and unstable while also being bright and attention-grabbing, but only when paired with a darker color.

6. Orange

Orange is a mix of colors rather than standing strong on its own. This color represents warmth and compassion, but it really just helps aid other colors rather than creating a name for itself. Orange reminds me of Halloween and pumpkins, but not much else.

7. Indigo

What even is indigo? This is such an irrelevant color which is why it falls on the end of my list. The only reason I know this color exists is because of ROYGBIV- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Without that, it would be a mystery; there would be no recognition behind the word.

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