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Monday, March 28, 2011

Wisdom From A Very Special Eight-Year-Old

My sweet, intense little girl, Marielle, is sending out this message today.  It reads:  

Even when there are dark clouds always try to remember the blossoming pink flowers.  

A few days ago, while she and her Daddy (my wise husband) were on a walk, he (brilliantly) conveyed this beautiful message to her.  She got it and put into her own sweet words.

Dark clouds, blossoming flowers...we always get to choose where to focus.  
And don't the flowers need those clouds in order to blossom?
And doesn't the contrast make the beauty more beautiful? 

What if we took the judgment out completely?  
What if we embraced every little bit of it all?  Every bit of ourselves?
What if we stopped trying so hard and just let ourselves BE, just relaxed into who we already so beautifully are? 

My heart is sending your heart Love today.  I so want you to know that you are absolutely perfect & beautiful,  just as you are, that you are loved beyond measure.  I want you to know that your dark clouds make you that much more beautiful.  Really.

"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."  Joseph Campbell


  1. Wise little MQ...and daddy...and mommy.

    What a sweet gift is this drawing and message.

    Love to you all!

  2. Sending you love right back, Julia! Marielle's drawing and words just warmed my heart today. I am looking at blossoming pink flowers in my front yard right now, and there are dark rain clouds above! :) I am finding the beauty in all of it right now. I am BEing in this moment. Thank you my dear friend. You inspire me.

  3. Wow. Huge, huge wow - what a girl! And what a daddy, and a mommy.

    I'm existing in a world that constantly focuses on DOing more, achieving, striving, and hitting targets. I'm overwhelmed. I'm tired. I'm reading your words and hoping that they sink in today....

    Lovely lady, you light up the world xxx

  4. So wise ... your beautiful Marielle.

    I will focus on everything that blooms today ... there are no dark clouds in my path.

    Thanks for the beautiful reminder and for being the loving, wise and beautiful women that you are.

    I'm sending you hugs and all that is beautiful.

  5. This was such a gift for you to send me today! What a wise little one, so in tune, and learning so much from her beautiful mommy.

    This so resonated with me.

    "I want you to know that your dark clouds make you that much more beautiful. Really."

    I really needed to absorb this! Thank you.

    Sending love!xo

  6. Such beautiful words. Thanks for making my day. I've been very anxious for my daffodils to bloom here in Northwest Ohio, but this message today shows me that all comes in due time. I just need to be patient and accept the beauty of the simple green leaves and buds.

  7. Okay, your blog always makes me cry the good tears. what a precious little soul. Such wisdom. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  8. My Sweetheart Marielle,
    Your message is so true and shows wisdon beyond your years. Some people can live a life time and not realize this very important truth. I love you my sweet, beautiful green eyed angel and miss you tons.


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♥ Julia