The First Day On Earth

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

photo by me
A long time ago I read and saved this beautiful post titled, "The First Day on Earth"- I revisited it recently and knew I had to share. So dear wesley and dear all of you:
First, you need to relax. I know it's not as warm as it once was but you get used to the cold and warmth can be found in the people around you. Secondly, do not get used to crying to get things. Some people never grow out of it. Avoid them. Spend time around people who smile in the face of despair. Learn from them all you can. Everyone is a lesson. A story. A unique and wondrous perspective on the chaos that is human existence. The more people you talk to, the more you understand it. But never speak if you have the opportunity to listen. Especially if you want someone to like you. There's nothing you can say that'll endear someone to you as much as really and truly listening to them. You are on day one of a sometimes remarkable, sometimes terrible, sometimes beautiful, strange and always completely unknown journey. Be ok with this. Worrying about what happens next will ruin the surprise. You will meet strange people along the way, some good, some bad. This is a pattern that will more than likely repeat constantly as you grow up. Some things will be good, some things will be bad. Neither will ever last forever. Nothing will stay the same. Appreciate every moment of happiness and remember it when you despair. Hold them close. And when you are happy, remember the moments of despair and think to yourself, "I told you so." Never let someone else define you. You are your own creation and only you decide how you feel, who you are and what you want. This can be scary at first but it is liberating to truly and utterly embrace your own identity. People who hate you for not being like them are not worth hating back. Please, let go of hate whenever you can. Accept love whenever it is given and give it out freely. It is the most powerful force on earth.

Enjoy your stay.
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36 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh my crap you took that photo?! Absolutely stunning. The words were great. Very powerful. But that photo? Off the hook. Freakin off the hook.

marissa bognanno said...

wow, that was incredible. i loved it. :)

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Beautiful words to go with an absolutely breath-taking photo.

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

He is going to be a great listener!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

matr0sha said...

Hello Dear! I like your blog so much! Would you like to follow each other?

Wendy said...

Beautiful photo, beautiful words. Thank you for sharing!

little t said...

Beautifully written!

I'm saving this!

odd and old said...

wisdom
{christmas = madness}
x ... ***

odd and old said...

wisdom
{christmas = madness}
x ... ***

Cafe Fashionista said...

This is magical. The photograph. The words. Swoon! :)

Ashley said...

enjoy your stay!

Looooooooooooooove.

Can't wait to meet little Wesley.

Amanda Jane Jones said...

lovely :)

rooth said...

That's too adorable - I like it

Creando mi armario said...

Amazing picture, it's fantastic!!
You have a great blog, i'm following you now! :)
Kisses.

Christine loves to Travel said...

oh my! Thank you for sharing! Very wise words :)

Laura Bear said...

AH yes, that is so nice. love it. And what a gorgeous photo!

christina said...

so pretty!

maria said...

I was highlighting certain parts of that to say "THIS WAS MY FAV PART"....i ended up highlighting the whole thing. Thank you for sharing those beautiful words. Not to mention that incredible photo.
Maria x

sosallydesign said...

oh this is so lovely. and all so very true... i'll make sure i remember this one :)

FASHION TALES said...

Such a beautiful post! The image is so peaceful and stunning. xo

Gracie said...

Those words, that photo...Utterly beautiful. That would be amazing blown up print.

LeeLee said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing this. Beautiful photo.

Leah Rife said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

LyddieGal said...

thanks for sharing - i think i'll bookmark it as well.
Chic on the Cheap

Ali W. said...

This is amazing. You are so talented!

Claudz said...

WOW

Ana Cooks said...

it's so nice when i follow a blog that teachs and inpires me so much!
It's always a pleasure to visit your blog.
Thank you!

Carolina said...

Beautiful, as always :)

Anastasia Egorova said...

Beautiful words and I'm agree with everything :) Thank you for sharing!!!
Have a beautiful day :)

Mat said...

whoa serious photo skills. be happy!

Diana said...

The photo is beautiful and I hope you've blown it up really huge and have it on a wall.

The words are so calming and nice too.

megan lane said...

Beautiful. THanksmfor sharing lady. Portland is amazeballs so far, by the way. I've definitely fallen in love.

Buzz said...

Thx for stopping by, dear* wanna follow each other?

Kiss,
Laura

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Wise words and great photo!

Sherri said...

Wonderful advice! my husband and I were just discussing the other night the importance of teaching our sons that nothing is all good or all bad. I hope I teach my kids to be good listeners and quick to turn the other cheek, too. Great letter, thanks for sharing it.

 

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