I hope you’re well on this beautiful, beautiful Saturday. I have had lovely belated birthday out with two of my most favourite friends. I’ve come home with slight sunburn, face paint and lots of memories and possible plans for the future.
So, fun fact about me; I don’t really like people but I am a little obsessed with what they all think. I love listening or reading about people and I adore them sharing their lessons and views on anything and everything. I truly believe that we can learn so much if we just listen. We very often listen just to respond, we don’t listen to learn. We just need to pay attention.
Another fun fact about me: since I was around 15 I have kept journals filled with my thoughts / lessons learnt but also with the words of others that have, for one reason or another, struck a chord with me. Sometimes it has been what I needed to hear at the time, others it has been that I just knew I’d need to hear it at some point in the future. I’ll jot them down in a notepad, other times I’ll take a photo of them with my phone or in the ‘notes’ app and I go over them from time to time.
Today, I did just that and thought I’d share some of those with you. The majority of these are from this year; some are from years gone by. Unfortunately I am not so great at noting down where I get them from, some you may recognise, others you may not but all rights to their respective owners. Some of them I have added my thoughts in brackets to, others I haven’t.
Here we go…
“Ruin is beautiful. It’s where transformation happens” (What a beautiful way to look at it)
“Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself”
“We all need someone who challenges us, someone who touches our soul”
“Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first” (This is me. 100% )
“We get to choose who we let in to our weird little world”
“Sure you’ll have bad times, but it will always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to” (PREACH)
“Part of growing up is learning to leave behind the nasty remarks and the hurt that comes with them and turning them into positives.”
“Ugliness is on the inside. Hatred and cruelty are what make a person truly ugly”
“The perfect marriage, just like the perfect wedding, doesn’t exist”
“It’s what marriage is all about: finding someone to love and love you back, through lifes hurdles. There should be excitement and fun but its how you deal with the tough times, how you get through the day-to-day and grow together that matters”
“We must take care of our family, no matter where we find them” (For someone who has always said family is purely blood, nothing more, this is super on point)
“The only way to heal is to trust”
“I thought too much, felt too much. I didn’t want to feel anything” – this should be engraved on my gravestone when I die.
“Getting older means accepting loss; it’s a fact of life. Some people will stay forever, some wont. It’s the heartbreak of being on this planet”
“My friends are my human wonderbras. Supportive, uplifting and they make me look bigger and better” (Thanks to my human wonderbras. You know who you are)
“There are people that you have that you cant bullshit and you have to be honest with them. Whether you want to or not”
“To be of service to other people is a purpose of life”
“The centre of the earth can be anywhere you want it to be”
“Sometimes closure arrives years later. Long after you stopped searching for it. You’re just sitting there, laughing this laugh that is unapologetically yours. As it trails off, the corners of your mouth hugs your face and it hits you “I’m happy”. It’s just like that. With no fanfare or epiphany. Suddenly you are grateful for the goodbyes that carried you to this moment; to the space you are now holding” (LIFE GOALS)
And the last one… a lovely one to finish with
“You’re always someone’s hero, whether you know it or not”
There we have it… just a selection of those I’ve noted down this last while. Those that know me may be able to guess which ones struck a chord with me and why – possibly even ones that I haven’t yet figured out myself. Anyway, I hope you enjoy them, I hope that maybe you might have had a moment of clarity when reading one of them.
I know I have.
From me and my hippy heart
Big love xoxo