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Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Take honest photographs; write honest words. Read past bedtime and fill notebooks with thoughts that will never have to be told to anyone. Be a good friend when things are hard and when things are easy. Write the stories inside your heart. Be honest. Be polite. Be loyal. Be encouraging and stop tearing everyone apart. Read good books; watch good films. Experience exciting things and learn about the world. Go outside and be stunned by all the beauty. Learn about things, because learning is fascination. Drink lots of water, even though it isn't the summer. Keep a clean room, but let it get messy when feeling especially creative. Listen to good music; make good music. Wake up early enough to see the sunrise. Go to sleep before 10pm. Lay awake long enough to see the day off and greet the next. Let ink spear on your hands. Look up at the stars. Drink warm tea during the winter. Learn new words to honestly and fully express thoughts and emotions. Tell people they matter. Hang memories from spring clouds. Play hide and seek to remember what it's like to be a child. Stop being so afraid and do something exciting. Chase after butterflies. Grow flowers. Draw things because they are beautiful. Appreciate people and what they have to offer the world. Learn to love, but understand that sometimes loving is letting go. Be selfless, you'll be much happier. Ask question even if you might never know the answer. Forget what you're supposed to be doing for a few moments and bathe in the sunlight. Watch the rain fall. Clean up after yourself. Keep your promises. Be gentle. Stand in the middle of nowhere and feel what it's like to be such a small part of something so big. Remember what it's like to feel alive. Love the imperfections. Never touch anything with less than your whole heart.

-Megan

21 comments:

  1. THIS IS MY MANIFESTO.
    THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS.
    #ALLTHETHISES

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  2. Oh. My. Gosh. Megan. This is... yes, this is me!! You're amazing!

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  3. Makes me realize how wrong my life is.... But, it's also helping me realize how much I need to change my life. I love you. Thanks.

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  4. Keep a clean room, but let it get messy when feeling especially creative.
    Let ink spear on your hands.
    Tell people they matter.


    This is terrific, Megan.

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  5. THIS is fantastic. Bravo, beautiful. xx

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  6. dude yes yes and yes! you're the writer of the unwritten things in my heart. like no joke. xx

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  7. "Fill notebooks with thoughts that will never have to be told to anyone." This whole thing is beautiful, Megan.

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  8. omgoodness, this is so beautiful. I love this!! xx

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  9. I just want to break out in song, I feel so alive because of this! xoxoxo and gaaah, love.

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    1. Thank you! So did I after I wrote it in my journal a few nights ago. haha. xoxo.

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  10. i could cry this is so beautiful.

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  11. love this! what a fabulous manifesto :) being selfless-- something i need to be more of. xoxo

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  12. OH MY GOODNESS HOW DID YOU EVEN I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU'RE SO INCREDIBLE. I'm so printing this list off.

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  13. LOVE THIS! definitely what my goals are! and i love the part about "Keep a clean room, but let it get messy when feeling especially creative". Have to print this. :)

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  14. This is gorgeous. Absolutely lovely. Well said. :)

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  15. oh how i love this. complete perfection.

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  16. this is such a perfect list!

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  17. Beautiful to-do list. It's a lot to take one at one time - let's all give it a go.

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  18. wow. wow wow wow. this is beautiful.

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  19. Your blog is so beautiful! x

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