The name's Gracie. 18 years young. I adore bow ties, coffee, pianos, ukuleles, traveling, people, accents, purple, ideas, music, and chocolate. Social justice is big on my heart.
"Though she be but little, she is fierce."
"In Arabic, the word “bayt” translates literally as house, but its connotations resonate beyond rooms and walls, summoning longings gathered about family and home. In the Middle East, bayt is sacred. Empires fall. Nations topple. Borders may shift. Old loyalties may dissolve or, without warning, be altered. Home, whether it be structure or familiar ground, is finally the identity that does not fade."
"Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all — look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love."
Today, you are enough. Be bold. be brave. You don’t have to wait for your value to appear; because it’s already there. Look in the mirror today & tell yourself how beautiful you are. Know your worth. Know your value. Know you are loved.
“Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path; and that will make all the difference.” –Steve Jobs