Sunday, August 4, 2013

Gratitude: Words of Wisdom from a Bad Ass

"Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you. Start Here." - Cheryl Strayed
I've already talked about my love for Cheryl Strayed, but this week I was really thinking a lot about GRATITUDE, and her incredible book  Tiny Beautiful Things has gratitude oozing out from every page. I feel especially grateful in my life at the moment for every tiny detail. 

What do you feel grateful for? Maybe it's someone you come home to, maybe it's the first cup of tea in the morning, maybe it's the light in the afternoon. I hope you can take some time this week to really take a moment to soak up something and feel it absorb into you! 

We don't take enough time in our day to day lives to be grateful for the things that give us purpose, that lift us up, that make us smile. SO this week, make some space to find GRATITUDE in your life. You'll be amazed what happens when you do! 

Here's some words of wisdom that were really resonating with me this week. 
They come from Cheryl Strayed's book: Tiny Beautiful Things

“Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you, because it will.” 

“You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love.” 

“You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history or economics or science or the arts.

"You have to pay your electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth. But that’s all.”  

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