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"Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else". Says R. Brett.

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There can be an intense egoism in following everybody else. People are in a hurry to magnify themselves by imitating what is popular–and too lazy to think of anything better. Hurry ruins saints as well as artists. They want quick success and they are in such a haste to get it that they cannot take time to be true to themselves. And when the madness is upon them they argue that their very haste is a species of integrity.
—  Thomas Merton
Wear the romper. Eat the cheese. Send the text. Say sorry when sorry is due. Don’t ghost people. When you say goodbye for good, mean it. Don’t drag the thing out selfishly with mushy texts because you aren’t ready to be alone. You can be alone and it won’t kill you. I repeat- you can be alone. Be a respecter of stories you don’t understand. This world is tough and confusing. People need grace to figure stuff out. Stand with them. Ask them questions. Just be a present body in a world grabbing for attention. Accept invitations to art shows and cooking classes. Say yes to Tinder dates. Forget the person who made you feel like you had to have every answer to every problem you’re facing. You are evolving. You are adapting. You, just like the rest of us, are trying as hard as you can. We are all in a club we never talk about. We are all members with badges and stripes of honor. We all have a lifetime membership to this club with no meetings called, “trying the best we can.

Hannah Brencher, from her Instagram post.

How sweet and true these words are. Remember them. Note them down. Line your being with the reminder that you’re enough, and that you’re doing your best. 

Some people have a thick skin and you don’t. Your heart is really open, and that’s going to cause pain, but that is an appropriate response to this world
—  Anne Lamott, Stitches 
What's this all about?

I decided I wanted to try and make people happier, and came up with the idea of making loads of little nice notes and cards with quotes on, to hide in places people might find them. 

The idea is that they’ll help put a smile on someone’s face or even just make them stop and think for a moment when they find them.

For them to do the most good, I want the notes to reach as far as possible, however I’m only one person living in the small town in England, so I’m fairly limited as to where I can hide these.  What I’m eager to happen is that people can help me hide them all around the country/world.

I can send you some cards, and then you can hide them wherever - tucked inside books in a library or bookshop, on supermarket shelves, down the sides of chairs, just about anywhere someone can find them. You can also send me some ideas for notes and quotes!

I’m going to put this blog URL and the twitter address on the back of each note so hopefully people who find them might just come back and let us know where the note ended up. It’s just an idea, but I want to give it a try. 

Feelings are such honest things, and we constantly hush them as if we have the right to. Then, we spend our time wondering what would have happened had we let them speak up. We constantly repeat this cycle, of hushing them and then asking, “hey, what would have happened if I let you out that one time?”
—  me and my “what-if’s”.

Settle yourself down,
do not rush this,
do not rush.
Your heart is gold.

Slow yourself, love
for love does
what it does.
You’ll know it soon enough.

Simmer down, you
you will be just fine
love will meet you soon.
Hold tight.

—  a poem for you.
“He who grows in grace remembers that he is but dust, and he therefore does not expect his fellow Christians to be anything more. He overlooks ten thousand of their faults, because he knows his God overlooks twenty thousand in his own case. He does not expect perfection in the creature, and, therefore, he is not disappointed when he does not find it.”
- Charles H. Spurgeon