Tuesday, May 28, 2013

30 Things I'd Like You to Know


I am not particularly wise or intelligent or good.  But I have lived, thirty years of wounds and beauty.  Here are some things that I have learned along the way, things that I think every person should hear at least once in this quick flicker of life.  Take what you need and leave the rest.
  1. You are not too much.
  2. It’s okay to hurt, and to be honest about that hurt.
  3. Tell your story.  Please, tell it.  It is valuable and profound.  There is something sacred about the sharing of stories, both for the one telling the story and the one receiving it.
  4. There is beauty in pain.  It doesn’t take away the pain, but it’s something.  Look for it, the next time you’re there.
  5. You are never too old to ___________.
  6. Housecleaning can wait.  It’s better to have a full sink because of a full life than the empty versions of both.
  7. You are necessary.  You are valuable.  You are a gift to this world. . . . 
Today (okay, on Friday, but I didn't get a chance to make a post for it then) I'm writing over at Sarah McCarten's blog!
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1 comment:

  1. Beth, Hi, I thought to visit you here, because I have been trying to get hold of you at OLH ? I read some of your blog entries and realize you might be busy with other things. Maybe you could hop over to the Traveling Art project at One Little House when you have some time ? xx Joyce


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