A 22 year old Midwesterner, going to college for history and religious studies. I like looking at dessert, spiral staircases, flowers, animal pictures, and shoes on tumblr. I also like to say I'm tried&untrue but that's not always accurate.
life hack: remember to compliment people on qualities other than their looks. remind them of their kindness, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. tell them about how powerful and capable they are.
ALMOST. JUST A LITTLE MORE.
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For the past 17 years, Talkeetna, Alaska has been run by a most unusual mayor — a cat named Stubbs.
Local merchant Lauri Stec discovered him in her parking lot in 1997 and dubbed him Stubbs because he lacked a tail; he was named honorary mayor of the 900-resident town shortly afterward, and Stec’s general store is now his mayoral office. Apparently he’s a bit demanding on the store’s employees, always wanting to climb on counters and be taken outside.
His constituents have been largely pleased with his 17-year reign. “He doesn’t raise our taxes,” Stec said. “We have no sales tax. He doesn’t interfere with business. He’s honest.”
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We know it can be hard to make friends sometimes.
So here are some tips on making some:
- Join clubs or teams- This way you can meet lots on new people who already share the same interests as you.
- Wear your interests- Wear something that shows your interests such as a band shirt or a button on your bag. Things like this may spike a conversation
- Get your friends to introduce you- Meet one or two good people and then get to know their friends. If you hang out with a bunch of people, you shouldn’t have to have met them all individually.
- Be kind- If you act kind, more people will want to be friends with you. It will also lift the moods of everyone around you
- Get involved in community activities- Volunteer at your community centers and charities. This way you help others and meet lots of cool people!
- Invite a neighbor or work colleague out- Lots of other people feel just as uncomfortable about reaching out and making new friends as you do. Be the one to break the ice. Your neighbor or colleague will thank you later.
- Attend art gallery openings, book readings, lectures, music recitals- or other community events where you can meet people with similar interests. Check with your library or local paper for events near you.
Hope these tips can help you make some more friends. xoxo