Monday, November 6, 2017

stop settling + rise



stop settling.
stop letting the options of others become your own.
stop being content when your heart of hearts is telling you to fly.

so stop it.
take a breath in-
seriously, do it.

Be brave.
Be kind.
 but don't settle for less than the life you were created for.

you were created to amazing things-
things more complex and wonderful than you can imagine!

but dear friend, it's gonna take courage to get there.
it's gonna take every last breath.
you're gonna have to look fear in the face.
and it's going to be hard.

but you will rise.
you will fight.
you overcome.

and it's going to be worth it.
it's going to exceed your wildest dreams.
it's going to be bigger than you think.

so friend, stop settling and rise.


9 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful and inspiring, Elissa!

    -Madeline Joy
    towerofjoy.blogspot.com

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  2. This is so special. I am glad you shared this. This is the best kind of encouragement

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  3. I needed this reminder today. It's so easy to settle for what is comfortable and normal...and it's easy to not take risks. But sometimes risks in order to be yourself are awesome.

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  4. Whoawhoawhoawhoa. This was so beautiful and so inspiring and wonderful!!! Thank you SO much for sharing!

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  5. Do you have a secret window into my mind?! Thanks for this, Elissa. stop settling and rise - it's going in my journal. xx

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  6. I've always wanted to go to one of those chalk walls. I love this, Elissa. What a wonderful reminder. Thank you for it. Hope you're doing well, sweet friend. <3

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