The Gratitude Collection {January 14, 2014}

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The authentic self is the soul made visible.
-Sarah Ban Breathnach

 Believing in yourself is like magic,
you have to believe for it to come true.

Indira Klotzer | Indira Klotzer Photography 

From the day you were born
And took your first breath
You opened your eyes and in came the light
He was watching you
But all of your life you couldn't shake the lies in your head
Saying you're a mistake
Oh but you were made
By a God who knows your name
He doesn't make mistakes
Jeanna Ludwig | Jeanna Ludwig Photography

Let me have my imperfections. I will own them and wear them. But they will only increase my empathy for others. And I believe it is empathy that connects us. Empathy and love for one another is what I believe truly matters in this world.

Robin Chavez | Robin Chavez Photography

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
 -e.e. cummings
I am proud of who I am today, I am proud to be his mother, 
to be his brother's mother and to be my husband's wife...

Who what am I? My answer: I am everyone, everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I’ve gone which would not have happened if I had not come. Nor am I particularly exceptional in this matter; each ‘I’, every one of the now-six-hundred-million-plus of us, contains a similar multitude. I repeat for the last time: to understand me, you’ll have to swallow the world.
-Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children 

Sharon | Arrow Creek Photography

Believe in yourself,

"Don't let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don't like them."
-Stacy London 

Amber Carbo Privizzini | Privizzini's Passion Photography

This above all; to thine own self be true.
William Shakespeare

Ken Gehring | Ken Gehring Photography 

 I have been ungrateful to myself, I have been not so kind to my body, I have whispered many hurtful words into own ears, over and over again. Today I choose to be grateful for me, to love me. The person I am right now this moment. To be grateful for all my imperfections because they are a part of me, and THEY are a part of me. They will only learn to love themselves by watching me , by hearing me, by emulating the way I treat myself.
Ana Myer | Ana Myer Photography

Bjorna Hoen | Bjorna Hoen Photography


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