“You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
~ Margery Williams (The Velveteen Rabbit )
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
~ Maya Angelou
“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”
~ C. JoyBell C.
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
“Your body is made of the same elements that lionesses are built from. Three quarters of you is the same kind of water that beats rocks to rubble, wears stones away. Your DNA translates into the same twenty amino acids that wolf genes code for. When you look in the mirror and feel weak, remember, the air you breathe in fuels forest fires capable of destroying everything they touch. On the days you feel ugly, remember: diamonds are only carbon. You are so much more.”
You are braver than you believe
Stronger than you seem
Smarter than you think
and Loved more than you know.
May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May song birds serenade you every step along of the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
~ Irish Blessing
“Sometimes things don’t go the way we feel they should. Maybe it’s because something we never dreamed about is going to happen.”
~ Flavia Weedn
“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
~ John Homer Miller
“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
~ Charles Kingsley
“In order to move others deeply we must deliberately allow ourselves to be carried away beyond the bounds of our normal sensibility.”
~ Joseph Conrad
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
~ Theodor Seuss Geisel
‘Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes in to us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands, and hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”
~ John Wayne
“Learn to relax, your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.”
~Norman Vincent Peale
“We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins,
carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains.
93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames,
we are all just stars that have people names.”
– Nikita Gill
“‘One Yellow Daffodil’ is both a look to the past and to the future and expresses my belief in the great spirit and strength of our children.”
~ David A. Adler
“Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.”
“The mind thinks of everything you can lose. The heart thinks of everything you can give, and the soul thinks of everything you are.”
~ Neale Donald Walsch
“Fear has two meanings: Forget everything and run or face everything and rise. The choice is yours.
~ Zig Ziglar
“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.”
~ Kevin Ngo
“I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.”
~ Gillian Anderson
“Allow your partner to fully be themselves, then determine if they are good for you. Rather than setting rules and making them change, so that they are good for you by default.”
~ Mark Sutton
“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
~ John F. Kennedy