Take What You Need
Recently, I did a bulletin board for the girls of the fourth floor in Treudley Hall of Ohio University & I wanted to extend it to our little world here on my blog.
In the top left corner, it says “Please take what you need.”
I think oftentimes, we get so wrapped up in life that we forget what we need. Whether it be something as simple as a smile from a stranger, or something more significant like someone to be your friend, we all have needs. We are all human and there will be times that we need a little extra encouragement to help us through this life.
Today, I want to be that extra encouragement for you.
If you are reading this, I want you to remember that you are valued. I value you. Look in the mirror today and admire yourself, because I think you are beautiful. Today I want YOU to do something silly, something extraordinarily stupid, and then laugh about it.
Remember that everyone makes mistakes and that we aren’t defined by the mistakes that we make. We are defined by what we do moving past those mistakes.
Don’t forget to laugh, because laughter is awfully strong medicine.
Take a little time for yourself. Even if your life is hectic & chaotic & you don’t feel like you will ever have time to finish everything you need to, just drop what you are doing and take some time to breathe.
If you are still reading, you are smart. You are intelligent. You can do anything that you put your mind to.
You are courageous, you are brave, you are YOU. “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” You are unique, you are loved, you were made for a purpose.
I hope each and every one of you, are able to take a little something away from this today. Like the picture says, “Take what you need”!!
On the very bottom of the bulletin board, it says “She built a life she loved.” (This can apply to guys too, I used the quote because I live on an all girls floor!) This quote has been playing on a continuous loop inside of my head recently. I think it has stuck out to me so much because it brings another factor to the table. HOPE. If you are in a place in your life that you don’t wanna be, you have the power to change it.
So if you are looking for that little smidge of hope or just a chance to make your life something different than it is, if you are looking for a sign, this is it.
Don’t forget to take what you need.