Our bodies are simply a package. Our humanity is the gift inside. Some bodies may demand attention where others go unnoticed. But with time, they will all wear away. Youth fades, beauty fades, and even health fades. But our humanity doesn’t. Not unless we let it. Our kindness, forgiveness, strength, passion, love – these, and many others, are the gifts that matter. Don’t be careless with them. Nurture them, share them and treasure them.
There is no beauty without some strangeness ~ Edgar Allan Poe
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself ~ Coco Chanel
I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect – they are much more interesting ~ Mark Jacobs
Beauty is not in a face. Beauty is a light in the heart ~ Kahlil Gibran
(Poe and Gibran images: Pinterest; Chanel image: crated.com; Jacobs image: quotesgram.com)
You’ll never lose by digging deep, staying true, not giving up, building character in the crucible of challenge, breathing in, hanging on, and becoming more weighty below the surface than you are impressive above it. ~ Louie Giglio
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We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
– J K Rowling
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Our biggest blessing is that we are the ones in control of our fate. We make the choices. Our biggest misfortune is that we are the ones in control of our fate. We cannot wait around for great things to happen. We should not wait around for permission to make great things happen. We should not shy away from making great things happen because other things we tried never materialised. Only we can make great things happen. We have to choose to make great things happen and to let great things happen. Because greatness lies within us, not outside in the world. We have to be persistent, forgiving, loyal, flexible, and visionary. We are in control of who we are and what we do. And that’s how we’ll make it count, the only way how we’ll make things happen.
We all put on fronts at one time or another. We try to hide how we’re truly feeling from others and sometimes ourselves. Sometimes the strongest are the most sensitive. Sometimes the one surrounded by people is the loneliest. Sometimes the most cheerful are not the happiest. Sometimes the one who seems the most confident has insecurities. We all struggle with certain issues, and it’s not always apparent on the outside. Let’s be mindful of the difference between our perceptions and reality. Treat everyone with kindness, including yourself, because we all go through rough times, even if it doesn’t show. And don’t be afraid to admit how you’re feeling. It’s okay to be vulnerable. And hopefully that will set you free.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes – Carl Gustav Jung
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