I was watching The Amazing Race, a show with a tendency to highlight relational drama in editing, and something happened to pause me. I’ve been thinking about it for days now. The scene went like this:
This is my favorite essay of 2018! the thing leonardo da vinci taught me about living free
What my bunny dying taught me about giving people the benefit of the doubt.
I can't buy into attempts to define "feminine" or "masculine" with a list of character traits, partly out of a need to preserve my own sanity.
Courage doesn’t have to be flashy.
WHAT THIS UNFINISHED PAINTING REMINDED ME ABOUT MY FAITH
You gave me the confidence to stand at the front of classes as a new student and explain my mark - to allow the other kids to ask questions. You taught me how people make fun of what they fear and they fear what they don't know and I had the power to help them to know.
how i helped save a boy’s life and later regretted it.
ON GIVING MYSELF GRACE
WE WANT BEAUTY, WE ARE ATTRACTED TO BEAUTY, BUT DO WE EVEN KNOW WHAT IT IS?
On Being Okay With not doing all of the things
PASSING BY WHAT YOU WANT AND TRUSTING WHAT GOD HAS WAITING FOR YOU.
i’m done feeling guilty about not feeling something about everything