I talked to my Mom on the phone last night for a really long time. She is a safe place. Giver of pep talks, heart of gold. 

My Mom is like her Mom, who is like her Mom. I come from an incredible line of virtuous women. While I was catching her up on this crazy, exhausting life of mine I paused to say, ” I would so much rather be happy and exhausted than miserable and exhausted.” 
I There is a happy exhaustion that comes from working as hard as you can, and giving the best you have, which I have found lately. There is a second half to this happy I think, being kinder than necessary, and giving compliments easily. I think those are the most beautiful people, the ones who are so confident and secure in who they are, they’re able to build and uplift everyone around them. Those people you want to spend your time with because they make everyone feel better about themselves. Humble, kind, and true. 
This is my new life goal. I want to be that person. The one who compliments easily, and genuinely loves quickly. Always sees the best in people from the beginning. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. This is the woman I want to become. Today in church, the speaker reminded me of this quote. 

“Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity.” – Margaret D. Nadauld

Hope on, journey on. 

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