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Gerrianne Pennings

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Day 227 – Wise woman

Wisdom. The word keeps coming back to me in various ways. I read it in books. I hear it in the whisper of my heart. What does it mean to be wise? How do you make wise decisions? What to... Continue Reading →

Day 226 – Enough

I've been staring at this screen for about half an hour now. I can't really type, cause I burned my fingers on a very hot pan. I am trying to decide on what to write. Thoughts are flowing through my brain... Continue Reading →

Day 216 & 217 – Pure emotion

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an... Continue Reading →

Day 214 – Winning and losing

Every story has two sides. Every moment in life has that moment of feeling like an absolute winner and then totally losing on the other side. Feeling like that I master something and then the next moment I have no... Continue Reading →

Day 213 – Abundant life and too tired to capture it

It's been hardly possible to keep up with writing. I write in my notebook, but can't find the time, nor energy to publish my posts. And that's okay, simply because I am exhausted.  Party on Kingsday. A long, long journey... Continue Reading →

Day 169 – Scared of scarcity

I think many of us are scared of scarcity. Afraid that we don't have enough. It seems to be deep in our nature. How often do you wake up with the thought: "I haven't had enough sleep." Or throughout the... Continue Reading →

Day 135 – Insecurity

This morning I woke up with a feeling of insecurity. It might just be hormones. If that's it, than tomorrow will probably be better again. But somewhere it feels different today. It's not just about that time of the month. So I looked up some articles about insecurity. Luckily, it is old as humanity. I find it hard to write about what it is that stirred in my heart this morning. But just a couple thoughts about how this feels.

Day 120 – Simple pleasures, judging oneself and seeing with the heart

For a couple days in row I wrote about being a millennial, about friendships, missing people and being scared to commit. Establishing ties with this world is a strange thing. To some extend I will always be a stranger and a pilgrim, I guess. That okay. I've come to terms with never being home completely as long as we are imperfect people in an imperfect world. I would like to finish my weekend and this Sunday with three thoughts and three related Le Petit Prince quotes from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Bits and pieces of wisdom to give you hope for a new week to come.

Day 113 – A letter to you

To you. Because you have a story to share. You are worthy. You are beautiful. You are like the page of a book. I can't wait to read what is coming up next. You might have never met me. But I know what gives you joy or what makes you laugh. I know what you are trying to hide or what made you cry the other day. I know why you couldn't sleep last night. I know who you are in love with or who you can't stand at the moment.

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