To say that Judy Blume influenced our childhood is an understatement. She warned us about what was to come with our first period, she taught us how to increase our bust, and she showed us the importance of laughing at yourself.
Besides from her many bestselling books, Judy Blume's life lessons in her everyday wise words are something that all woman can learn from.
Judy highlights the importance of writing, listening, and most of all, reading. So grab some tea and curl up with...your laptop.
1. The importance of reading with your family
“I think that books can help parents and kids talk together about difficult subjects. I’ve always felt that way: the parent reads the book, the the kid reads the book, and then they can talk about the characters instead of talking about themselves. I think that’s very helpful.”
2. That reading can help us make decisions
“Hard decisions — which books to keep when forced to clear out bookcases. I always wind up on floor reading instead of packing.”
3. To accept that life isn't perfect
“Our magical night does not equal perfect life. But when on comes along embrace it. Yeah, the world is a mess. So is my life sometimes.”
4. To always keep writing
“Keep writing! Don’t let anyone ever discourage you. Just keep on going, because you can’t help yourself. You have to write! No one choose to become a writer. You write because you can’t not write.”
5. To face your fears
“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with he rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.”
6. That fear isn't always what it seems
“Fear is often disguised as moral outrage.”
7. To appreciate children
“Little kids are amazing. They seem able to adjust to anything.”
8. To embrace writer's block
“Writing is so hard! Sometimes you have to get a pedicure and even buy a necklace to clear your head. And still, it’s no easier.”
9. To stay present
“What’s the point of thinking about how it’s going to end when it’s the beginning?”
10. To accept self-change
“Some changes happen deep down inside of you. And the truth is, only you knew about them.”
11. To embrace people watching
“A good writer is always a people watcher.”
12. To never give up on your dreams
“If you don’t have dreams, what do you have?”
13. Accept that not everything has meaning
“Not everything has to have a point. Some things just are.”
14. The importance of friendship
“We are friends for life. When we’re together the years fall away. Isn’t that what matters? To have someone who can remember with you? To have someone who remembers how far you’ve come?”
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