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Babe Vibes for your Monday morning

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Hi Hart Beat. Here it is again, Monday morning. While I love my job, Monday’s can still get the better of me (especially after a wonderfully restful weekend). On Friday our girl Jo linked to a great site called The Pep Talk Generator that I think deserves a little bit of our attention right now.

Life is hard, you know that already. If you didn’t know that you probably wouldn’t be here reading this. But knowing almost makes things easier doesn’t it? You’ve done this before, you’ve felt this before, and yes it sucks but you’ve overcome it every single time. Your talent, intelligence, beauty, and boobs are greater than whatever thing this is. They will outshine your problems every time. You are a babe, and do you know what babes do? They fight back. And they win. So get back in the ring and earn yourself a KO. And never forget: Babes Fight Back.
Winter Sherrod

The project is run by a collective of baller women called Babe Vibes who conduct interviews with other baller women and make projects with the interviews. One of the projects that Babes Vibes has pulled together is a real live happy thought generator that you can read over and over again this morning to get a little positivity in this Monday morning.

The first (and best) quote that I got is the one above here but I’ve also pulled together some of the other inspirational words so that you can get a whole lot of loving without even clicking your mouse.

Hey you. Good news: No one knows what they are doing. Better news: You get to make mistakes. Best news: You get to keep trying again until you find the right fit. So… focus on one thing and one day at a time. Keep your head down. Work hard. Fail quickly. Move on. Go!
Elise Blaha Cripe

You rock. You might not realize it at times, but you really do. You have a unique voice and outlook that is worth sharing. Sometimes you may question this because you see others doing things cool things. You want to do those cool things too? Go ahead and do them. Experiment, get creative, start that project you have been dreaming about. The only thing standing between you and what you want to be doing is (spoiler alert)… DOING IT. Go for it, babe. Focus on what you love. Try to enjoy every minute of it and build something you are proud of.
Amy Tangerine

Get it, girl.
Jordan A. Smith

Protect Your Heart

Top photo via me and bottom photo via @isabella.chan

On love

Hey Hart Beat. I never really do a weekend internet roundup but now that I have a new job coming up (eek!!) I might start so I can have my weekends free. Either way, tonight I wanted to share some lovely things that I’ve come across on my internet musings. Hope you love them all, Hart Beat.

1. Zelda on love.

“I can’t think of anything but nights with you. I want them warm and silvery, when we can be together all our lives.”
– Zelda Fitzgerald to Scott Fitzgerald, 1919

2. This song.

“Heroes and Monsters” by Penny & Sparrow
3. Steinbeck on love
“If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”
– John Steinbeck  

4. This picture and story.
“Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hokey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.”

On love

Hey Hart Beat. I never really do a weekend internet roundup but now that I have a new job coming up (eek!!) I might start so I can have my weekends free. Either way, tonight I wanted to share some lovely things that I’ve come across on my internet musings. Hope you love them all, Hart Beat.

1. Zelda on love.

“I can’t think of anything but nights with you. I want them warm and silvery, when we can be together all our lives.”
– Zelda Fitzgerald to Scott Fitzgerald, 1919

2. This song.

“Heroes and Monsters” by Penny & Sparrow
3. Steinbeck on love
“If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”
– John Steinbeck  

4. This picture and story.
“Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hokey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.”

What love means

Earlier today I stumbled on this amazing site that lists 4-8 year old’s descriptions of what love is to them. They are so cute and honest, I feel in love all over again. Here are a couple of my favorites. For the entire list click on the link here.

“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.”
– Noelle, age 7

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.”
– Billy, age 4

“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.”
– Chrissy, age 6

What love means

Earlier today I stumbled on this amazing site that lists 4-8 year old’s descriptions of what love is to them. They are so cute and honest, I feel in love all over again. Here are a couple of my favorites. For the entire list click on the link here.

“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.”
– Noelle, age 7

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.”
– Billy, age 4

“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.”
– Chrissy, age 6

“It sounds like a refrain of a song.”


The girl who daydreamed (as a child) that Prince Charming would come on his white steed to marry her is perhaps ecstatically happy when that flatfooted salesman arrives on the train from Chicago and proposes to her. He is Prince Charming for her, and no one derives greater happiness than this girl when she can show off her engagement ring to her friends. She and her salesman fiancé, exuberant with joy about his achievement, have experienced the fulfillment of their childhood wishes, however modified and qualified. They still live in a world of fairy tales.

How little is needed to make people happy! We think of that minimum of satisfaction of the need to be loved and it makes us wonder. It sounds like a refrain of a song.

Happiness is restricted to hours, if not to minutes, and can be sometimes easily achieved; but to achieve enduring contentment is quite another matter.

Theodor Reik
from The Need to be Loved