“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.
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.
“Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely, that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.”
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.
While sitting on my flight to Sydney, trapped in the middle aisle seat on a 13-hour flight, I had a lot to think about.
“If you know someone who has lost a very important person in their life, and you’re afraid to mention it because you think it might make the person sad by reminding them of someone who died- you’re not reminding them; they didn’t forget. What you’re reminding them of is that you remembered that the person lived. And that is a great, great gift.”