January 6, 2013

A Little Guide to Life

My mom always picks out the best cards for me. This was on the card she gave me for my birthday.

Be good to youself. There are some things everyone deserves- love, respect, time to recharge. Never settle for less.

Seek your dreams. Start small. Take it as it comes. Even a butterfly has to inch along before gettings its wings.

Listen to your heart. Trust your gut. If the way seems unclear, look within you.

Let your voice be heard. You have a story to tell and opinions that count. And a difference to make.

Stay curious. Wonder. Take every opportunity to learn. Knowledge is a gift. It will take you places.

Hold on to what's important. Let worries go. No matter how you look at it, some things just don't make sense. The way you choose to carry on is what really matters.

And when you make that list of what you want in life, make another list of what you've got. Be sure to start with all the things that make you a beautiful person. There are so many.

Most of all, remember you're loved. Always.

This week was a strong week of training, nothing fancy, just the regular putting-in-the-work week. Looking foward to running a half next weekend.

Run Happy, friends!


  1. What a great card...powerful words....good to remember. Always.

    Go Mom!

  2. Very wise words. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love these words! Keep at it :-)

  4. I like #'s 1 and 2, and 6-8, ok all of those are awesome! You are beautiful, talented, and LOVED!

    Have a great half over the weekend...I needed to put fierce up there too:)

  5. Your mom loves you :)
    Happy birthday!!

    Thanks for posting this. It's exactly what I needed to read this morning.

  6. Love love love. I needed this right now. I think I will print this off and save in my journal. Beautiful words to live by and always remember. Happy Birthday!

  7. Happy Birthday!

    The bit about a Butterfly inching along before it gets its wings is beautiful. Very nice reminder!

  8. Sounds like you have a very smart mama...hope you had a wonderful birthday!