Tender and true….a tiny tidbit By jennifer | November 29, 2015 | 26 Stay soft. And open. And tender. And true. I think this is what hope looks like. “Perfectionism is just fear in big shoes and a mink coat.” – Elizabeth Gilbert Posted in Uncategorized and tagged be true, elizabeth gilbert, fear, perfectionism, pink camelias in bloom, stay open, stay soft, stay tender
Soft, Open, Tender, True – and PERFECT. Even when you aren’t. Especially when you aren’t.
What beautiful words, friend.
Thank you:) I love the way you string words together
to say amazing things:)
such a struggle sometimes, but you make is so simple to see! Thank you Jennifer!
Writing it out sometimes makes it seem simple
(for that moment). Struggle always, for me:)
Your Camelias are so beautiful. It a great analogy for what hope looks like.
Have a great day.
Thanks, Julia. These aren’t my camellias….found them while strolling in the park
one recent Saturday. Snapped their pictures, just the same:)
Such a graceful and perfect camellia! I read something today I wanted to share with you, Jenn, and your readers. This is from Thomas Merton. “This time is given to me by God that I may live in it. It is not given to make something out of it.” When I read this, I felt a rush of pure understanding. What if that is it? This life is a gift–just so. A gift. There is no doing required of me.
What a pressure-relief valve:) Not given to make something out of. I really love that.
A gift, indeed. Love, love, love.
I so like the beautiful flowers you chose to accompany your words, Jennifer. They have a way cementing your message into my mind’s eye heart.
I appreciate those words, Wanda.
Somehow my heart works that way, too.
(good to know I’m not alone that way:))
Have I ever seen a lovelier flower? I think not. I can practically smell it right here, yes I can.
Lovely in every single way!
It stopped me in my tracks, too.
Love and yes,
Soft…and strong at the same time.
Your words and flowers touch my soul. I’m so very gratful for you, Jennifer. i really, truly hope you know that. Kathy
Wow, Kathy. Thanks. Just thanks. 🙂
So true – we have to stay open and ready to receive blessings! I love that quote by Elizabeth Gilbert. I guess you’re reading Big Magic? I haven’t yet, but it’s on my list!
I listened to it on audio and will keep it handy for another listen
sometime soon. Such a good read! Very list-worthy:)
Best quote ever! Love this! Thank you!
I’m loving it, too, friend.
l o v e l y
T h a n k y o u 🙂
LOVE!! the lovely flower, those words tender & true, your beautiful hope for us and that crazy awesome quote from another of my favorite gals .,.. once again, I thank you with all my heart.
Crazy awesome it is:) Thanks for your kind muchness, Susan:)
Oh perfect balm for my soul!
Glad:) Balmy thanks:) -Jennifer
Oh my gosh…that is just so beautiful.
Thanks, Robin 🙂
(that’s what I thought when I walked by them in the park)