Friday Inspiration – Embrace Imperfection

embrace imperfection




In Yourself and Others

And suddenly….

Life is More Beautiful

People are More Beautiful

The World is More Perfect


Friday Inspiration – A True Friend

True friend picture

A TRUE FRIEND knows how and when to LISTEN …. even when you aren’t yet  SPEAKING

Friday Inspiration: Beauty and Love

beauty is reality


BEAUTY is Simply Reality, Seen Through the Eyes of LOVE.

Painting:  Blue Dancers, Edgar Degas, 1893

Friday Inspiration – Kindness



It is World Kindness Week, and this past Tuesday, 11/13/12 was World Kindness Day.  One of my previous posts was a Random Acts of Kindness Poster published by  This has ended up being one of my most visited blog pages, and one of my most re-pinned items on Pinterest, so I know people love the ideas!

I encourage everyone to check out the site, which has great resources on the Kindness movement.  I found today’s quote there.  They also have monthly calendar pages you can print out with daily kindness suggestions, and children’s activities, volunteer opportunities, etc.  Whenever I visit their site I end up smiling!

Few people speak as often, as consistently and as eloquently about kindness as the Dalai Lama.  For him, Kindness is the essence of humanity, an ever-present consciousness, and a way of life.


The true essence of humankind is kindness. There are other qualities which come from education or knowledge, but it is essential, if one wishes to be a genuine human being and impart satisfying meaning to one’s existence, to have a good heart.
Tenzin Gyatso  – The 14th Dalai Lama (B. 1935)

Friday Inspiration – Finding Beauty



Finding Beauty

Where others see only the ordinary, or find something to criticize, may we always strive to find BEAUTY.


This Photo (and others) by Jon Smith  available on Instacanvas

Friday Inspiration – Love Instructions


Love Instructions:

1. Love yourself.  Fully and completely. Flaws and all.  Just the way you are.

2. Congratulate yourself for achieving step one.

3. Love others.

Friday Inspiration – Embrace Gratitude

Embrace Gratitude:   Focus on Gratitude and life will be full of Abundance! Stop complaining. Everyone has problems, and many, many are worse than yours.

The Art: One Heart A Day Series: Day 151, 7/13/12 “Out Of Your Abundance” by Brook Almatas- Available on Etsy from artist