Over a year ago I heard for the first time the name Cleo Wade and about her book, Heart Talks.
At the time, I am pretty sure I mentioned I “had read it”, or “was reading it,” whatever. I took a full page of notes on the wisdom contained within this little book, but never reviewed it on PWR. On the page in my notebook, I have scribbled that I re-read these notes on 3/8/21, and again on 6/29/21. I want to take a moment and share these notes, remarks, and scribbles with you, reader.
“Every human being who celebrates her differences can make a difference.” Cleo Wade ” Take the pieces of your broken heart and fit them into the jigsaw of your life.” (same)
I have noted a phrase I wish to work into a blog post or a conversation sometime by the author, Wade: “…swim in the waters of the world.”
Wade listed some questions to ask oneself:
“Am I fearless?” Next to this I made a note to myself, “I need to be more fearless.” Wade gives the definition of “fearless” as, “To be fearless is to be afraid of something but to do it anyway.” Perhaps this would be a good word to chose in 2023 for my year’s word. Hmmmm…
“What is authenticity?” I need to think about this one, to ponder the question, to “turn it inside out in verbal euphoria” (a phrase I wanted to incorporate from an early feminist activist), to muse on the term, “authenticity.”
“What are my needs?” I actually have all my needs provided for. I am content, and even my “wants” are simple, inexpensive and attainable. Throughout the past two weeks since My Better Half’s passing, I have said over and over, “God does provide, PTL!”
Adding one last question to the list from Real Simple magazine:
“What will make me happy today?” Taking things day by day has been my modus operands that has brought me through this tough time.
And a final quote scribbled at the bottom reads “It is never too late to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.” At the advanced age of 77, this is an encouraging message from an inspiring author–Cleo Wade.