People Who Are Good For You

There are people who notice you only when you shine, or when you fall into the darkness. Not the average you. Not the mediocre you. But the great you, or the not-so-great you. The people who are worthiest of your care are not those who only notice you at your best and worst but those…

In Between

In between where are are and where you want to be, there is endless, boundless peace. There is an opportunity to be still, as you find yourself in the gap between the past and the future, knowing that this is the space where you were called to come alive. And it’s okay if you feel…

You Have Permission

It takes a lot of energy to have hope for the future, so give yourself permission to ease into it. Give yourself permission to start small when it comes to looking ahead toward the future. Maybe looking forward to things isn’t so much about planning a perfect future, but about practising hope in that place…

Dear Whoever

The best view comes after the hardest climb. Many times when God isn’t changing your circumstances, it’s because he’s mostly concerned with changing you within the circumstance. We are all a little broken, but that’s how the light gets in. The soul inside me is stronger than the darkness that tries to overtake me. Sometimes…

Introvert

Yes, I’m an introvert. No, I’m not shy. No, I’m not stuck up. No, I’m not antisocial. I’m just listening. I’m observing. I can’t stand small talk, but I’ll talk about life for hours. I’d rather be home with a close friend or two that among a big crowd of acquaintances. Don’t scold me in…

Dear Stranger

I don’t know what struggles you are facing at this point in your life, but I wanted to remind you that you are strong enough to surpass them. I want to remind you that every person faces challenges, and that is up to you to decide how to overcome them. You always have 2 options…

All I Want To Do

All I want to do in life is read books and take pictures and sing in the car and pet dogs and laugh until I cry and have butterflies in my stomach and play the piano and give hugs and find new music and wear dresses and curl my hair and paint and go to…

If You Are Going To Love Me

If you’re going to fall in love with me, here are some of the things you should know beforehand. I cry often. Whether it’s during a movie, a sad song on the radio, or a regular Sunday morning. I’ll cry even when I speak of things that have hurt me, even if they no longer…

You Are Not Alone

I need you to know that there are others like you in this world; others who are messy hearted, others who feel things intensely, and without hesitation, others who cannot contain all that they hold within the worlds of their mind because they have only ever known how to pour, how to shatter, how to…

Walk Away With Grace

I hope you have the courage to know when to end things. And I hope you have the courage to see endings as beautiful, transformative stepping stones. I hope you have the courage to let love and opportunity move through you like rain. To not grip, or seek to change it, to not ask people…