|Kangaroo Paw flowers|
Today I am thinking again of two posts which I've read over the last week, little snippets which tend to stick in the mind, leaving a deeper impact as I continue to consider their truths. The first I stumbled on through a link in a newspaper article, it's called What People Really Look Like by Dale Favier, a Portland massage therapist. Some of Dale's words -
Everybody on a massage table is beautiful. There are really no exceptions to this rule.....
I’ll tell you what people look like, really: they look like flames. Or like the stars, on a clear night in the wilderness.
Pin that thought to the wall and watch it wriggle.That thought is the enemy; that's the thought that's keeping you from treating yourself kindly. It's that thought, and not the ten pounds, that's in your way.
The other post which has wisdom I want to remember is by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist called 9 Places Unhappy People Look for Happiness. Some of Joshua's concluding words:
We do not use happiness or contentment as an excuse for mediocrity. Instead, we walk forward in confidence and discipline to become the best possible versions of ourselves—not just for our own well-being, but for the well-being of others.
Have you read any words/posts which really caught your attention lately? I would love to hear about them.
Each of these photos were taken in our garden this morning, before the hot breeze came along, before I became involved in another day with four of our children down with the flu and a husband who is slowly recovering after six days of being feverishly ill. Our Indian visitors are now safely home in northern India. The world is still beautiful!