Sep 8, 2012

you are a treasure.

                 

there is something deep inside you that is magic.  it is remarkable & unique & dazzling.  it is the stuff dreams are made of.  it can build castles & move mountains.  it can inspire poetry & save lives.  it can, and will, make someone fall deeply, hopelessly in love with you.  


the thing about it, though, is that it’s not always the first thing you see, or even the second.  that’s the magic of it.  it’s like a hidden gem, a sunken treasure, something that sparkles deep beneath the surface.  something that only the lucky few get to see, the ones who through whatever magic of their own, say: this person right here, this person is special. and so while the rest of the world passes by, unknowing, these lucky few get to see, get to witness the wonder that is you.  


this treasure.  it’s yours.  to keep & to give.  to honor & respect & appreciate.  so remember this: the person who notices the magic in you, the one who sees the beauty that you are, the one who finds the treasure of your heart — that’s who gets to keep it.





Jul 21, 2012

hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.

                            { emily dickinson {inspired by deirdre} }





Jun 28, 2012

you were wild once.  you were young & free.  you knew no limits.
stay wild.  stay free.  
don’t let them tame you.  don’t let them change you.
don’t ever let anyone hold you down.

you were wild once.  you were young & free.  you knew no limits.

stay wild.  stay free.  

don’t let them tame you.  don’t let them change you.

don’t ever let anyone hold you down.





Jun 27, 2012

you are the star of your own movie.

                 

you are the hero{ine} of your own story.  

it’s your life to live.

now, live it.


{inspired by the late, great nora ephron}





                                                      thanks for your wit & wisdom, nora.  





Jun 22, 2012

every tattered, jagged, imperfect edge.  every blurred line & smudged silhouette.  every fingerprinted surface that says, “look, I’m here, I’m human.”  every part of you is beautiful.





Jun 5, 2012

live everything. live it now.
{with thanks to mss, for the perfect words at the perfect time.}




live everything. live it now.



{with thanks to mss, for the perfect words at the perfect time.}





you are so young, so much before all beginning, and I would like to beg you, dear Sir, as well as I can, to be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart, and to try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms or like books written in a very foreign tongue. do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you, because you would not be able to live them. and the point is, to live everything. live the questions now. perhaps you then will gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.

                            { rainer maria rilke, letters to a young poet }





Jun 1, 2012

what you want.

                 

to get what you want, you need to know what you want.

to get what you want, you need to know what’s in your way.

to get what you want, you need to focus & know.  know that you’ll get it, somehow, some way.



{do you know what you want?  what is it?}





Mar 2, 2012

I wrote this in the sand this morning, not realizing it was Dr. Seuss’ birthday today.  
It’s almost as if his words were in the back of my mind.

I wrote this in the sand this morning, not realizing it was Dr. Seuss’ birthday today.  

It’s almost as if his words were in the back of my mind.






                                                                             there is no one else who can do it better.                                                                              {happy birthday, dr. seuss.}





today you are you. that is truer than true. there is no one alive who is you-er than you!

                            { dr. seuss }





Feb 24, 2012

{written in the sand}

                 

this weekend, I’m going to the very same beach where I wrote this little note in the sand.  

any requests for another beach note?

xoxoxo





Feb 14, 2012

happy day of love!
xoxoxoxo





Feb 7, 2012

it’s one week until february 14th.  valentine or not, just remember that 


                    you are love,
                                              and love is you.