On Being Tender & Open


“Being tender and open is beautiful.

As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed.

Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy.

Don’t let someone steal your tenderness.

Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart.

Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things.

Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you.

All of this is for you.

Take it and have gratitude.

Give it and feel love.”

Zooey Deschanel

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    July 28, 2013 at 10:57 am

    This is so lovely. It’s true, I think as women we are pressured to be strong and hard- but actually, being vulnerable isn’t a bad thing. (And actually, I think that goes for men too in many situations) xx

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    Tabitha is Inspired By Giving
    August 9, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Incredibly beautiful! This is a great quote!

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