Once upon a time, there was a 22 year old blogger who reminded me of a better version of my younger self. I look up to her in too many ways to count. Her name is Hannah and her blog is As Simple as That. Last week, she posted a soul-touching piece about the pearls of wisdom she has gathered over the past four years at college and will take with her as she boards a train to move to New York city. Beautifully written and profound, I was immediately inspired to share with my readers for this week’s Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom.
I will pick out a few of my favorite pearls, but don’t let it be a substitute for reading the entire post here. You’ll probably fall head over heels in love with Hannah. You can thank me for introducing you to her by grabbing the Wednesday Word’s of Wisdom button (see right hand sidebar) and linking up with your own Words of Wisdom post. The Linky Tool will be available until next Wednesday. And if you can’t, there’s always next week… 🙂
“Be unafraid of your heart: Whatever & Whoever makes it beat. You could keep it sheltered forever if you please but hearts become more versatile the more we use them. Better that we risk them breaking through good use rather than breaking them from never using them at all.
Wake up every day with the intention of painting something beautiful. Some days you won’t feel like you have all the right colors. These days, borrow colors from others.
Write poems. Without Rhyming or Worry about Iambic Pentameter. Without judging them. Just write poems because they are groovy and we are all poets.
Don’t expect the world to understand all that you attempt to do. Your dreams will only fly if you first give them wings. And another thing, let the world think you are crazy. Crazy is Good.
And never forget: Stay a lover of little things, above all else. Prayers. Pearls. Compliments. Movie Nights. Letters from Home…. Home.
And those who believed in you first.”
~ Hannah Katy
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