Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Words can haunt you

I got an email from a friend today. She lives on the other side of the world. We chit-chat about books and writing, friends and family. We've never actually met. But I'm always glad to hear from her.

Attached to the bottom of her email was the last email I sent her. Idly, I read through it, wondering what I'd waffled about (it had been a while between emails).

There was a lot of waffle. Then, about halfway down, these words:

"Don't give up. Persistence is the key to this whole mess."

I can't tell you how much I needed to read my own words of advice today.

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  1. No shame in recycling our own good advice Allison. And although I don't know the reason for these words, they do sound strong and positive xo

  2. How wise you are! Very good advice.

  3. Sometimes I wish I was as 'wise and kind' to myself as I am to my friends.
    I'm glad you got to be today.

  4. When we're in the thick of things, we tend to forget old wisdom. That is, our AHA moments. Sometimes, I find it a help to look up some of my (very few) journal entries. I also find nuggets there that reminds me: "This too shall pass." I only wish remembering is easy heh. :)

  5. Don't you love it when that happens? Your own advice pops up in such timely ways!

    (I had a similar thing occur the other night - I recieved a text from someone that I had not spoken too in a while - and with it, all of our previous text conversations populated the screen, like an echo. From ages ago: a handy reminder...)

  6. It's funny sometimes even as I give great words of advice, I say to myself "You should listen to your own words" and still it doesn't touch me the same way as someone else telling me those exact words.

  7. I am excellent at shelling out advice (sometimes unwanted). Not so excellent at taking heed of it myself. Who is?

  8. Hope you're ok mate x

  9. Truer words were never spoken. People fail because they quit. For me, it isn't over until I win!


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