Sunday, May 22, 2011

Femininisms

And no compromising allowed. Amen.
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa
Ladylike: Wine in a stemmed glass and conversation with friends. Margaritas on the beach with the gals. Martinis with women in little black dresses and men in shirtsleeves and waistcoats.
Unladylike: 9 vodka shots and 3 Long Island iced teas later, hooking up with random guy at party.
Being beautiful doesn't mean having the perfect body.

Greatest Lesson I Truly Learned This Year: People are messy and imperfect, and sometimes they are extremely unlikeable. But, as I began to understand first semester, everyone is loved by someone. Everyone is known by someone so well that that somebody loves them and sees the beauty in them no matter what. That is perfect love: seeing through people's exterior armor and crap to the beautiful soul underneath.
Challenge accepted.
Best feeling in the world: saying everything you wanted to say. Saying it well, saying it fearlessly, and surprising even yourself by finding that you're saying it with love.
I have a naturally curious nature. The 19th century Cranford-esque town gossip is alive and thriving within my soul. But it's wise to be discerning with your secrets. Confidantes are treasures; finding someone to listen to and share your woes, joys, thoughts and fears with is a true delight.
"Listening, when no one else volunteers to listen is no doubt a very noble thing." --Mother Teresa

Don't be bitter. Be wise.
So true. Your heart is infinitely valuable. How miraculous that you can find someone you trust and love enough and who loves and cares so much for you that you can give them the terrifyingly precious gift of your heart. And until you meet that person, love each person you meet freely and joyfully. And leave your heart in God's hands to be kept safe and whole. Let your restless heart rest in God.



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2 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the "Be careful who you open up to quote". I had never heard it before. Very wise. Thank you. :)

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