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Sometimes the best thing we can do is just get to work

Dear Striving Girl, Sometimes the best thing we can do is just get to work. When we are waiting, when we are worrying, when we are wondering . . . get to work. There is something very beautiful, wonderful, and miraculous about the feeling that comes after finishing...

It’s time to cut yourself some slack

Dear Miraculous Girl, It’s time to cut yourself some slack. Hug each part of your past and tell that girl you are proud of all she has endured, overcome, and created. Tell that girl she did the best she could do and it was enough. Tell that girl the best is yet to...

Just be yourself . . . you are enough

Dear Darling Girl, You are so much stronger than you think you are. You are so much braver than you think you are. You are more valuable and precious than you could ever comprehend. Just be yourself. You are enough. You are so very loved....

Let yesterday go and start over fresh

Dear Shining Girl, Every day the sun comes up and every day the sun goes down. Every day we have an entire day to do the best we can do, and then we get to go to bed and be done with it. When we wake up every morning, we have the chance to start over with a...

Sometimes we just put ourselves on autopilot . . .

Dear Had-Enough Girl, Sometimes we just put ourselves on autopilot and take whatever comes along. We think that we have to put up with all sorts of yuckiness, abuse, and neglect, whether we are doing it to ourselves or letting others have that kind of influence in...

There is enough for everyone . . . just be who YOU are.

Dear Blessed Girl, There is enough for everyone. There is enough for you too. If you have what you need, and if you work hard for what you want, this absolutely does not take away the ability or opportunity for others to do the same. There is plenty of goodness for...

Being thankful = being unbelievably happy

Dear Thankful Girl, It does hearts good to remember that most everything we have that is wonderful, sweet, and fulfilling came as the result of someone helping us out, sharing their knowledge, someone inventing something, someone taking a risk on our behalf,...