The World Needs You

for some folks, the alarm goes off, they jump outta bed, make their coffee, take their shower, and boom… they’re off & running. (that’s not me)
for some folks, the alarm goes off, they hit snooze, roll over, and eventually get out of bed. (okay, more like me)
for some folks, the alarm goes off, they hit snooze, take a breath, and wish they could hide from the world.
for some folks, the alarm goes off, they turn the alarm off, and hide from the world.

i’m here to tell you that when that alarm goes off (literally or figuratively), we all need to get out of bed.
we need to make a ruckus.
we need to offer hope.
we need to lend a hand.
offer a shoulder.
stand up, stand tall, be bold.
offer encouragement & inspiration, goodness & kindness.
we need to offer up our soul-drenched-heart-filled audacious stories.

we need to ask for & expect the entire cake, all five layers.

no more crumbs.
you can not make a cake out of crumbs.
repeat: no more crumbs.

so, when that alarm goes off, please… oh, please, take your flawed, gorgeous, stunning, funny, broken, imperfectly perfect amazing self out of bed, and into the world and strut your stuff.

the world needs you.

yes.
it does.

— Amy Ferris

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