I Love Lists Friday

Inspired by one of my favorite bloggers Hannah Brencher’s posts a few Fridays back – she said there should be no rules about posting meaningful content on a Friday. And that really sat with me – I love my lists, and yes, they’ve all been silly, wishlist, latergrams. But after this week, I couldn’t find one ounce of inspiration for a Pinterest wishlist or typing up a post about the recipe I just made for delicious strawberry shortcakes I just made (it’s Martha’s recipe).
But I could find the inspiration to compile this list.

A collection of other people’s words that I have found hitting me deep this week.

A collection of women who are wells of wisdom. That I have dipped my cup in and found relief in their words.

A collection of truths. That I have read with tired eyes and a weary spirit, and came away with a sparkle of hope to look to the sky for.

And I want to share them with you because I have heard, and want you to hear, that you are enough. That you can keep going. That you give and give – and need to stop and be poured back up…overflowing.

Just take a few minutes today and read each of these posts – because I need you hear these words 10,000 times over and over and over so you can understand, you are treasured by someone in this world.

Of Light & Darkness by Mary Marantz

A Prayer for the Brokenhearted by Ann Voskamp

We Cannot Stay Here Any Longer by Hannah Brencher

Your Truest Self by Tiffany Farley

Enough by Rachel Held Evens

Take these words, carry them with you, fill up your overheated, overrun, overworked soul with the sweetness of encouragement and knowledge that you are loved.

Do you have a post you’d like to add to the list? Leave it in the comments section and I’ll post them here as they come in.

Author: Alicia Sturdy

Fan of cities, the beach, wild curls and Ina Garten. Photographer and owner of Hither & Hold.

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  • Alicia,
    This was beautiful – and I shouldn’t have read it at work. Actual tears. I can’t wait to re-read and pour over these again. Thank you for making me pause today. Love you.

  • We Cannot Stay Here Any Longer – whoa, just what I needed today. The simplest thing, I am a child of God, yet how easy to lose hold of. That one statement means more than a million other adjectives that could be used to describe me. Thanks for that, my treasure! Have a beautiful day.