The ebb & flow of love

Nikki, Montalivet, France

When you love someone you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity – in freedom. ~Leo Buscaglia

{Photo credit: Jock Sturges, Nikki, Montalivet, France}

In it together

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We are all in this together. We need each other. Oh, how we need each other. Those of us who are old need you who are young, and hopefully, you who are young need some of us who are old…We need deep and satisfying and loyal friendships with each other. These friendships are a necessary source of sustenance. ~Marjorie Pay Hinckley

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Women’s wisdom

We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives, we have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something, we have to be content with what we are. ~Marjorie Pay Hinckley

{Photo credit: Fernand Fonssagrives, Paris}

Focus on your journey.

Don’t compare your life to others’, you have no idea what their journey is about!

NB: That includes not comparing your physical presence too, we are all beautiful in our own wonderful way, irrelevant of body size/shape; just to curtail any critical comments in that dept! Focus on where YOU’re going & stop concerning yourself with what you think of other people and their choices! Comparison is the thief of joy, enjoy your beautiful journey and appreciate how amazing it really is. ♥ Hxx

Spark by irreplaceable spark..

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplacable spark. In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only frustration for the life you deserved, but never have been able to reach. The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours. ~Ayn Rand

{Photo: Jessica Chastain}

Fragrant advice

It’s not very easy to grow up into a woman. We are always taught, almost bombarded, with ideals of what we should be at every age in our lives: “This is what you should wear at age twenty”, “That is what you must act like at age twenty-five”, “This is what you should be doing when you are seventeen.” But amidst all the many voices that bark all these orders and set all of these ideals for girls today, there lacks the voice of assurance. There is no comfort and assurance. I want to be able to say, that there are four things admirable for a woman to be, at any age! Whether you are four or forty-four or nineteen! It’s always wonderful to be elegant, it’s always fashionable to have grace, it’s always glamorous to be brave, and it’s always important to own a delectable perfume! Yes, wearing a beautiful fragrance is in style at any age! ~C. JoyBell C.

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Those who love you..

Those who love you are not fooled by the mistakes you have made or the dark images that you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty or your purpose when you are confused.~Alan Cohen

How blessed we are with love, if we could only love ourselves so much when we need it too ❤ Be kind and gentle with your precious souls. Blessings, Hxx

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