Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Brave Girls Club

Bonjour, mon amis!
*Hello, my friends!*
Did you know Canada is bilingual?
I'm not, but...
haha..I only speak English but Canada's other official language is French.
That's mostly spoken on the other side of the country.
There's a whole love/hate thing going on but we'll save that for another day.

Have you guys ever heard of The Brave Girls Club?
I heard about this website through one of my bestest friends.
I was extremely down a year or so ago and needing to chat.
I sent her a long email venting about my stresses.
She replied back with wonderful things to say as she always does,
making me feel better.
She also included a quote from 
It was one of the most warm, uplifting things I had ever heard.
It was written so eloquently and made me feel like I was so loved.
I had to know more so I checked out their website
and signed up for their Brave Girl Daily Truths emails.
They are such a gift and reading them is one of the highlights of my day.

Here is one from last week:

Dear Unmatchable Girl,

Today it is time for you to be kind.  To you.  Just try, sweet friend,
just are the only one who knows the parts of you that need kindness the most, 
and for this reason, only you can provide this kind of deep 
kindness that you so need.

So today, please just try to be kind to the weak parts of yourself.
Be kind to your addictions and your frailties, your mistakes and all
of your human parts.  Rather than treating these parts of yourself
with hatred and disgust...please just take hands with these parts and
say, "I am with you, we will make it through this."

There are these kinds of parts to ALL of us.  These parts are lonely,
scared and act out in ways that make us sometimes feel ashamed.  BUT,
they ARE parts of us...and what if we just TRY to treat them with kindness,
to put our arms around these parts of ourselves and let them know that no matter 
what...we will work hard to BE with these parts and teach them with love and 

Just try, sweetest girl...just try.  BE KIND to ALL of you.  Let her know that it's
gonna be ok...that you are gonna love her no matter what as she works through all of this.

It will be worth it.
You are so deeply loved.

Amazing, don't you agree?
Usually I am in tears after reading these
but it's because I know they are the TRUTH.
If you are interested, check them out at their website.
And a bit of their story here.
They have gone through unbelievable hardships but manage to stay positive
and help others.
It's really worth it and don't we all need a lovely boost now and then?


SassyUptownChic said...

Sheri, I didn't know that about Canada! WOW I swear I learn something new on here every single day. Gotta love blogging! That message is so inspirational. I will definitely look at their website. It's perfect for anyone needing a lift or more. Thanks for sharing. ((HUG))

Stitchfork said...

Have not heard of them - will have to go read some more inspiration!
xo Cathy

Bravoe Runway said...

This is a very inspirational message and I'll definitely check this out. Earlier this year, I felt similarly to you, just not exactly feeling like myself. Things have gotten better but yes, you have to hold on to hope because sometimes that is all you really have!

Kelly said...

Great post! I love friends who brighten days with a simple email :)

Thanks for sharing! xx

Anonymous said...

You pretty much said what i could not effectively communicate. +1

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