Some Encouragement


Sometimes Gracefully Encouragement

Lately, the stuff on the news has been disheartening, planning my future has been daunting, the weather here has been freezing, and certain friends and family members of mine have been suffering. Life can sometimes be a constant and stagnant swamp of dismay. But rather than dwell on the muck, I thought I’d share some truths that bring me some encouragement. Like Winnie the Pooh says: “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” Hopefully these thoughts bring you a bit of encouragement too. :

There are currentlyΒ thousands of monks and nuns and priests and pastors praying incessantly for

There are students who will graduate this spring determined to change the world. And they will.

Someone right now has just discovered what it means to love and to be loved by another.

Someone has shown forgiveness. And meant it.

There are many who are suffering through an immense pain right now that they will conquer. They just don’t know it yet.

There are people giving voices to the voiceless.

There are young men protecting and championing and valuing women.

There are young women encouraging and cherishing and celebrating men.

Β Someone is inviting the uninvited.

Someone is spreadingΒ that specific kind of joy that they just can’t contain.

With all that said, spread some encouragement today. Joy does come in the morning. πŸ™‚


  • Reply INTIZ//INTIRA January 28, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Great photo and nice story//Your outfit is lovely πŸ™‚


  • Reply Chris January 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    That’s a very cold πŸ™‚ but cute outfit! Great pic!

    XoXo Chris

  • Reply allison January 28, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    really adorable outfit. and love the encouraging words <3

  • Reply Angela January 28, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Love this post! Such awesome encouragement, it’s always lovely to focus on the positive πŸ™‚ and that is a lovely photo!


  • Reply Britt+Whit January 29, 2014 at 12:16 am

    ok I love this! totally need this today! love!

    love from San Francisco,


  • Reply jennifer prod January 29, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    love how you always find something to be positive about – i always tell myself it’s easy to be heavy, hard to be light, easy to see the bad, hard to see the positive πŸ™‚

    • Reply Grace Beekman January 29, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      Amen, girl. It’s definitely easier to think about the negative…and there’s so much positive that tends to go unnoticed! Gotta keep that perspective in check! πŸ™‚

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