a basketful of baby birds (source)
skill set: having my excessively clingy friendship mistaken for romantic interest and involvement
Age of Adz - Sufjan Stevens
When it dies, when it dies
And when it lives, when it lives
It gives it all it gots
never underestimate the power of validation. you don’t realize how much it could turn someone’s day around if you tell them they look great. or how much more powerful it can be to listen and affirm someone’s feelings than speak to them and give advice. sometimes someone has gone a long time without someone else’s approval, and, as much as we think we shouldn’t need that, it can make a world of difference to have someone else vocalize their support. so, come on, dudes, hear someone out today and give them some positive feedback. it tends to bounce back and give you a boost, too.
legs like little splinters