“Don’t bother trying to be a good person. You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge.”
It was yet another rainy day and my cousin, my sister and I were having the time of our lives literally singing in the rain. I’m the one in the purple raincoat on the right, you can see the strain in my face as I tried to hit a high note to whatever song we were singing. This picture perfectly captures the playful innocence of child’s spirit.
As a way to celebrate Elizabeth’s birthday month I have compiled a list of my most favourite, heartwarming quotes to light up your heart every day this month. You can think of it like a virtual advent calendar. Except, instead of chocolate it’s pure 100% organic words that empower, enlighten and brighten your day.
“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
By the end of winter, my jacket felt like a part of my body. I felt like a snake slithering out of a layer of old skin. I’d sit outside on my backyard patio, exposing my pale, ghostly white skin and lay still as my body sponged up every ounce of Vitamin D it could manage.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.”
“Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely, that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.”
I bring it up for those out of you reading this who also find themselves in anguish or despair at this time of year. I just want those people to know that they aren’t alone in their suffering.
Anytime I opened any form of social media after the election results it felt as if my hair blew back from a flood of screams, shrieks and shaking fists.
You ever get those moments that feel almost like a very clear cut sign that you’re on the right track? Like those kinds of moments that are just missing an ominous godly voice slowly billowing through the silence with “well done Kimberly… keep going, you are exactly where you should be.” I don’t like to […]