"I was blessed with a sense of my own destiny.
I have never sold myself short.
I have never judged myself by other people's standards.
I have always expected a great deal of myself, and if I fail, I fail myself...
After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life."
~S o p h i a L o r e n~
AND speaking beautiful, all this month, artist Dreama Tolle Perry is issuing a Gratitude Challenge. Like many of us, you may already keep a gratitude journal, and if so, you know that just being aware and noticing the wondrous little moments add up to a rich and abundant life. Joining in is easy - just take a moment to reflect on what you are most grateful for on this day/in this moment and share it on Dreama's website. You can read about her challenge and be inspired by her beautiful words and paintings here!
My list of blessings so far...
#1 catching a glimpse of the moon brings me joy because no matter where loved ones are, I know it is always ours to share.
#2 pink gloves, green tea
#3 a toddler's giggle
#4 watching little hands turn big pages
#5 stepping into a new space in worn, optimistic shoes
#6 eyes that smile hello
#7 hopeful black eyes that dissolve into a quirky little wagging tail