Big Heart

Let Nothing Rule Over You But Your Own Heart And Mind

girl with hat looking out at water

This is for the dreamers, the believers, the ones who never quit. For the ones who stand their ground when the world pushes them down. For the ones who believe the voice in their head, even when others speak louder, even when it is a mere whisper, and even if, and when, it may lead them astray.

This is for the lovers, the fighters, the healers. The ones who put this broken earth back together, who glue their shattered pieces and stand again. The ones who love, and break, and love some more. Who decide for themselves what is right, and too much, and too soon.

This is for the hippies, the peacemakers, the ones filled with hope. For the people who grab fistfuls of dirt within their own hands, who let their bare feet walk on dry ground, who listen to the sounds of the trees dancing in the wind and find harmony amongst all those interchangeable melodies.

This is for the ones who see the good in people and things, despite promises that have fallen through, despite despair and loss and change.

This is for the ones who are >guided by their own hearts and heads. Who do not let the world speak for them, but turn their heads to the sky and let the rain touch their tongues. Who are not afraid to speak up, speak out. Who are not lonely in being alone.

This is for the ones who laugh in the face of failure, who are not perfect, but find a way to get back up after every moment they’ve fallen down.

This is for the ones who say yes, say no, say whatever the hell they think is right. And let others speak with the same volume and tenacity alongside them, even when they don’t agree.

This is for the ones who let their lives shape and change as they go. Who don’t have expectations or rules, but create their own as they laugh and learn and love and break and heal.

This is for the ones who are not afraid of their heartbeats, or the sound of their soles hitting the ground as they run. For the ones who are free and young and bold and imperfect. And worthy, just as they are.

Let nothing change you, nothing restrict you, let nothing dull your light.

Let nothing rule over you—for you were meant to be wild.

Featured Image Credit: Jeremy Allouche

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Marisa Donnelly, M.Ed., is a writer/editor, credentialed teacher, proud bonus mama, and CEO of Be A Light Collective, a coaching and content creation business and digital marketplace. She is the Director of Donnelly’s Daily Apple, a flexible learning/tutoring and educational resource platform, and the lead voice for Momish Moments and Step by Step Parents, verticals dedicated to sharing and advocating for non-traditional parenting journeys. Marisa currently resides in San Diego, California, with her fiancé, kiddo, and their two rambunctious Pitbulls. ❤️

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