It’s Friday, which is always happy but today especially so because one week from today is my birthday. But don’t worry – you don’t need to get me anything. I got you something instead!
Many, many months ago (like sometime last year) I came across the most beautiful thing.
Isn’t that astonishing? It’s what I was trying to accept at the time – that hard things are sometimes hard for a reason, and we just have to trust that the reason is a good one and that, ultimately — maybe not today or tomorrow — we will be better for it.
I believe that now. I don’t always like it, but I believe and accept it.
Anyway, seeing that on Pinterest led me to the Brave Girls Club (thanks Chibi! You’re a brave girl if ever I saw one) and to their daily truth emails. Those emails are formatted like the one above – they start with “Dear Wonderful Girl” and “Dear Spectacular Girl” and “Dear Scared Girl” and things like that, and they go on to include a message as insightful as this one. For a long time I would get these emails and think, “How did you know?!!” It was uncanny, which is really another way of saying that when you’re looking for inspiration you’ll usually find it.
The lovely Brave Girls sent me a copy as a gift just for being lovely (because why else?) and have offered up another for me to give to one of you. You can enter using the Rafflecopter form below (note that you won’t receive the book before Christmas). I’ll choose the winner on my birthday.
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book and offered one to give away but received no other compensation. I wasn’t even required to say anything about it. I just did because I think it’s beautiful. I really do.
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