“Life gives us many gifts that we could hardly imagine. When we let go of preconceptions and witness life without the turmoil that a self-indulgent ego perpetuates we perceive what heretofore eluded us.”
I like this quote. Yes, it is a little funny, but it is also so true. We live in a world where everyone knows everything, wants to be change and of course speak their mind online and off.
During this difficult time, I hope you have come to realize that you are not the General Manager of the Universe. Unless you work in an essential industry right now there may not be anything you can do about the current crises but stay home. And that is important. By staying home you are doing your part to stop the spread of the virus.
After a storm did major damage to the neighborhood where we live, Bob and I felt so helpless. We wanted to help. We were trained to help. It took us a while but we finally had to realize the best thing we could do was stay out of the way and take care of ourselves. Doing that helped the workers be able to clear the roads, restore power and get help to those who needed it.
So if you are working, as usual, bless your heart. We all do appreciate the medical, retail, delivery and other workers who are working so hard taking care of us during this difficult time. If you are at home, take care of yourself and your family. You are doing your part as well.
“I rest in the light of forgiveness. I forgive myself and others for that which is done (and better left undone) and also that which is not done (and better if done). I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt. I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.”
“Physical beauty that comes from keeping up appearances can only be maintained temporarily, but beauty that takes authenticity and sincerity as its foundation is timeless and eternal.
Whether we are young or old, if people give rise to joy upon seeing us, then this is true beauty.
So, if we want to embody true beauty, we must first cultivate purity and wisdom in our hearts. Only the beauty that emanates from the truth and goodness of our hearts can be called true beauty.”
― Shih Cheng Yen, Mirror of the Heart: The Power of Mindfulness
“I need to see my own beauty and to continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the color of my skin, and the feelings that I have are all worthy and okay.” –Tracee Ellis Ross
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“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith