Some of my Instagram shots from the past week.
The above applies to you, yes you. "Me?" you ask? Yes! Don't overthink it, just let it settle on you for a minute. "I am beautiful." Maybe you think that 1000 times as day, maybe you fight with the idea constantly. But now, if only just for a moment, believe it, accept it, relax your mind into it, enjoy it. You are beautiful, you are loved, you are accepted, you are a shining beacon in a very dark place. Embrace that, own it.
It is of vital importance that we humans keep both an open mind and heart. This allows us to grow, to be courageous, to be bold, to explore life outside of where we feel at ease. Just one toe into the murky water of the unknown can result in experiences undreamt of, and I have dreams of vast proportions. So stay open, for the world has much to offer you and you have much to offer back.
In other times, I would engage bullies to try and "defend my honor" or that of someone else. But the above photo is part of the reason I now walk away silently from such events. One of the things I love is peace, at every level of the word. My heart at most times is full of contentment and calm and I find that simply wonderful. For me to mess with that balance, I have to be strongly convinced such an interaction is worth my time and something where I can make a difference. If not, why bother? Why fight to fight? Not enough time in life for such things.
And because this post seems very solemn for "Bright and Lovely," I will close with these 2 pictures, both of which could be titled accurately "Nice and Cheesy" The above is pretty self-explanatory...
...and that one even more self-explanatory :) Thank you all so much for stopping by, beautiful ones. It is appreciated more than you know. You guys rock!!!
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