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Wednesday Word

October 14, 2015

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I recently was asked to make a wish for the unborn daughter of my expectant co-worker at her makeshift baby shower. What immediately came to mind was the times spent with my nephew and how creative and whimsical his thought pattern is. Oh how I wish I’d never lost that carefree mentality because now it’s so hard to get back. In short, my wish was that her little one has a wild imagination and that she never second-guesses the validity of her ideas. This Wednesday Word No. 36, courtesy of hand-lettering guru extraordinaire Maiko Nagao, is a reminder to never stop (day)dreaming. There’s power in getting lost in a thought and finding your way back with a brilliant idea. It’s the best, guys. Also, if you can’t be free to think freely, then you may as well be captive. Unhindered visioning, planning, creating and exploring to me means freedom. Daydreams may seem like a waste to some, but I believe it’s healthy to imagine yourself living at an elevated state. Who knows? Maybe those daydreams will one day become a reality.

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ashley ♥ adores

Wednesday Word

March 25, 2015

I’m a firm believer that when one door closes, another one more fitting opens. This Wednesday Word No. 7, presented ever so nicely by the insanely talented Maiko Nagao, reminds me not to take it too hard when things don’t go my way, because something much better is on its way. So, if you’re reading this and you’re feeling disappointed about a derailed plan, be encouraged. It’s not over! And, hey, that closed door very well could be a blessing in disguise.

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