As I mentioned last week, I am overflowing with a collection of beloved quotes. Here are a few more of my favourites:
“Nothing about my life is lucky. Nothing. A lot of grace, a lot of blessings, a lot of divine order, but I don’t believe in luck. For me, luck is preparation meeting the moment of opportunity. There is no luck without you being prepared to handle that moment of opportunity. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for the moment that is to come.” – Oprah
I don’t care how naff it is, the truth is I love Oprah. When I was a teenager it was one of my life goals to sit in an Oprah audience (preferably one where she did one of her HUGE giveaways (yes, I am that materialistic!)). I think she really does have some ‘lightbulb moments’ and I really like the way she invites us to take ownership of our own destinies in this particular quote.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin
This quote was via this great workbook. I have days where I feel like this… like I am on the cusp of something significant, and I can’t bear to keep it within me any longer. Do you have moments like that?
Carrie created this print because of her favourite saint, Saint Therese of Lisieux. You can find out a bit more by clicking through the link. I just love this piece of art, because I place a great deal of value on the ‘little things’. I think it is a sweet little motto to go by.
“Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.” – Louisa May Alcott
Always striving. Found via The Bright Side Project.
“… my friends have made the story of my life.” – Helen Keller
It is one of my oldest and dearest friend’s birthday today. She and I have known each other since we were seven. She is kind and thoughtful and is the best story-teller I have ever met. She is an adventurer and an experimenter and I admire her immensely – probably more than she will ever know. Birthdays always make me reflect on how much a particular person means to me. Today, I am grateful to have Phoebe as part of the story of my life.