some gentle reminders for today, in case you need them
jane would want you to stand up for what you believe in - even if they come after you, even if they call you ‘Hanoi Jane’ and get bumper stickers saying ‘Goodnight, Jane. Goodnight, Bitch’ - even as they continue to attack you for not being perfect in your efforts. to remember that you can make mistakes but that does not take away from any of your beautiful, good decisions. to accept that empathy and understanding are painful but so very, very necessary. to kick your bad relationships to the curb and never look back. to learn to love yourself, and forgive yourself, no matter how long it takes.
lily would want you to be open about who you are. to not let anyone - your friends, bosses, family - tell you how to live your life. to never hide your own heart to make others more comfortable. to enjoy and relish every opportunity that you have now, but realise that these are (hopefully) not the best years of your life. to always bring laughter everywhere you go, because people need it, and so do you. to never apologise for the weight of your radiance. to help make others more aware of their own brilliance. to never take yourself too seriously.
grace would want you to hold your head up high, but realise that no matter what, there are always places inside of you that can grow softer. to realise that you can become a better person by letting down your walls (however sturdy they may be). to be ambitious and feisty but draw, always, from a reservoir of deep values. to not listen to the limitations that others try to place on you. to remember that sometimes you outgrow your friends, but that you will make better, healthier relationships as you evolve. to remember that mean only ever attracts mean. to refuse to give up.
frankie would want you to embrace who you are - to channel whatever deities or sources of power that you draw from to comfort and soothe your soul. to make no apologies for how you keep your little heart happy (even if that is just with tacos and bad tv). to feel the fear and do it anyway. to commit to a path of learning and changing. to love others more than you ever thought possible. to know that families come in all different shapes and sizes, and you can make your own if you need to. to give out as much light as you can.
these amazing women are looking out for us and they would be proud of you little pumpkins and so am i. please message me if you ever need an ear.