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Every day when I left for school my dad would say two simple words to me: be smart. I can’t remember a time he didn’t say it and he even ocassionally says it to me now. As a child, I never thought much of it. As an adult, I realize how powerful those words were.

In a society where women are typically praised for their looks or domesticity, my father, with his simple saying, encouraged me to be intelligent and take school seriously. Turns out it worked. And every time I think about this phrase it brings a smile to my face.

So I created this cute little printable (and wallpapers) to remind us all that while there is nothing wrong with being feminine and beautiful ladies, we also need to be smart!

iPhone Wallpaper:

iPad Background:
8 X 10 Printable: