It’s officially spring, I wore flip-flops for the first time. Slept with the windows open and felt the breeze flowing over my body. Woke to the birds happily chattering, sitting in trees bursting with new buds. I know life can be hard, which is why it’s so important to appreciate the little things. Wishing you a world of beautiful, everyday, ordinary things. Continue reading 10 Videos to Inspire, Astonish, and Captivate
2020 was an ugly year so to that I say good riddance. Now that we’re starting a new year, I propose we make 2021 the Year of Kindness. To get you started, here are 15 quotes that I hope will inspire you to spread kindness where ever you go.
Plus, you’re in for a visual treat, I’ve included pictures from an amazing photographer with each quote. My sister-in-law, Cherie Mason, has an incredible talent for creative and inspirational pictures. I’m happy to share her pictures here but I’d also recommend you go over to her Instagram page and see the rest of her beautiful work.
THE POWER OF A SMILE
The power of a gun can kill and the power of fire can burn
The power of wind can chill and the power of a mind can learn
The power of anger can rage inside until it tears you apart
But the power of a smile, especially yours, can heal a frozen heart
– Tupac Shakur
These days, with everyone wearing a mask, I’m really missing the smiles.
“We human beings have survived for a thousand generations, helping one another and inspiring each other. We know how to do this. Instead of getting caught in collective fear and anxiety, we can remember to take a breath, center ourselves, and take practical precautions and protections, but calmly and in the spirit of love. Each of us can contribute to the well-being of ourselves, our communities and our world.” – Jack Kornfield
“It’s not happiness that makes us grateful,
it’s gratefulness that makes us happy.”
– David Steindl-Rast
I alone cannot change the world
But I can cast a stone across the waters
To create many ripples. – Mother Teresa
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
If a blade of grass springing up in the fields has the power to move you,
If the simple things of nature have a message that you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive. – Eleonora Duse
“Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda