It’s not about holding doors open or buying nice gifts; not about being active in your local church or the ability to throw a compliment my way whenever my bruised ego needs a fix. Those things are wonderful but they’re also the external trappings of fleeting romance.
I want heart and soul – your capacity to extend grace, forgiveness, compassion and, the most endearing quality of all: kindness. A man’s ability to spend and invest his love on everyone, to go above and beyond without prejudice, without any sort of selfish ambition, is probably the only thing I’d actually pray for with intention because of the rarity of its nature. Heart, I believe, is the only real standard. The only thing in the world that truly lasts.
Person on Tumblr:FUCK YOU. I HATE YOU. JUST LEAVE.
Translation:You are wonderful. Something that you have just done is wonderful. I love what you do/are/said/etc. Please continue in this fashion.
Person on Tumblr:HJAIOERJTIOASJFIOASD WI3ROKJIOADSF IOAEJIOKJA!!!!!
Translation:This makes me extremely emotional. Most likely in a positive sense.
Person on Tumblr:WHAT IS YOUR FACE. I CAN'T EVEN.
Translation:You are a very attractive individual. Congratulations.
Person on Tumblr:THAT'S IT. I QUIT.
Translation:You are very talented in your given endeavor (photoshopping/fic-writing, etc). Sometimes I wonder if I could ever achieve that level of skill. Please continue what you're doing; you are an inspiration.