Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wake up, o sleeper

Here's my advice:
Hike when it’s sunny and drink lots of water. Hand-write letters. Sit in a café and enjoy the atmosphere. Forgive quickly. Listen attentively. Live honestly. Revisit your childhood and enjoy art by going outside the lines. If you don’t own a library card, get one. Use it. If you hear a song and you like it, dance. Always remember that blowing bubbles takes less effort than typing on a keyboard. Let your running shoes kiss the sidewalk more than once every three months. Talk is cheap. Action begins with you taking the first step. Never forget that we were made to fellowship with others. ‘X’ out of facebook, quit watching Justin Bieber on youtube, hold the emails, and realize that you were born without a cell phone attached to your limbs. People are valuable, invest in them. Hearts are fragile, don’t mess with them. Don’t take God lightly. His watch doesn’t run by our biological clock. Take a step out of your comfort zone and get uncomfortable. Don’t rush life, savor it. Make friends with the elderly, they’re wiser than you. Your brain is larger than you realize, be open to learning. Travel the world. It’s bigger than you think. And never, ever, take the air your breath for granted. Life can vanish in an instant. 


  1. Katie, thank you for posting this. I am struggling with a few things, and God totally just used you to show me how to correct some of them. I am blessed because I know you. <3

  2. this is absolutely inspiring and eye-opening! i will definitely keep all these in mind! :)

    <3, Mimi
    Stages of Beauty Giveaway :)

  3. Beautiful ramble, and very encouraging. These are the very things I've been learning lately (right down to the running shoes ;)

  4. Oh my gosh! This is so beautiful and inspiring! Your writing is lovely! Now following your blog! :)