Need a little boost today, brides? Here are some inspiring and encouraging words of wisdom from some leading ladies we love:
Jada Pinkett Smith's Wisdom: "Really to basically have your own knowingness. You are your best counselor, you can't listen to everybody."
Why We Love It: Alright, we concede that "knowingness" may not win you any points in the game of Scrabble, but in the game of life? Jada has a point: We must know ourselves first before anything else.
Victoria Beckham's Wisdom: "I don't want to be made to look like I'm 25. I'm 39. I don't have any issues with my age."
Why We Love It: We love a woman who can be real, authentic and comfortable in her own skin. She's earned each year, each trip around the sun, and she's proud of each one. We think every woman should feel this way about aging.
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Amy Poehler's Wisdom: "Girls, if a boy says something that isn't funny, you don't have to laugh."
Why We Love It: Amen. (Enough said.)
Beyoncé's Wisdom: "Power's not given to you, you have to take it."
Why We Love It: Leave it to Sasha Fierce to remind us that we are in control of our own successes (and no one else). Whether it's taking charge of the wedding chaos or a big career goal, you can do it.
Jennifer Lawrence's Wisdom: "I hate saying, 'I like exercising.' I want to punch people who say that."
Why We Love It: This girl's got swagger, and we love that she is (brutally?) real. May we all face life with such authenticity and honesty. Jennifer reminds us to be brave, open, and accept each day with truth.
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Jennifer Aniston's Wisdom: "There are no regrets in life. Just lessons."
Why We Love It: Coming from a woman who endured a painful breakup with a certain Mr. Pitt while all the world looked on, when she speaks about life lessons, we sit up and take notes. And her advice is true and so good. Time spent regretting is time wasted. But learning from our pain? That's the sweet spot. Thanks, Jen.
Drew Barrymore's Wisdom:"Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths."
Why We Love It: Drew's had her fair share of ups and downs, and we love the concept of growing through difficult times. And that's just it: She reminds us that dark valleys don't define us, but they can shape us, and make us better, and ultimately, stronger.
Katie Holmes' Wisdom: "We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams really do come true."
Why We Love It: It's true, they do. And you don't have to be a Hollywood starlet to have your happy ending. It's a funny thing what can happen when you keep your mind, and heart, trained on your dreams.
Jane Fonda's Wisdom: "It's never too late...never too late to start over, never too late to be happy."
Why We Love It: Such truth. Life is a journey that we get to travel. A story that we get to write. If the last chapter wasn't so great, write a new one.
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