I just finished Conversation with Creative Women (Volume two) by Tess McCabe, which was brimmed with inspiration, advice and lessons (you can see my previous post on this book here). Megan Morton, Stylist was one of the talented women interviewed. I have been a fan of Megan Morton for quite some time and her interview resonated with me, inparticular this quote. I think it’s a wonderful life lesson as much as it is a professional one – about confidence (in oneself), trust (in other’s), sharing (giving) and reward (karma).
Ever noticed how a simply hello can change your whole day? Never underestimate the power of a hello. A hello can instantly lift one’s spirit and put them in a better frame of mind. It is such a simple way to greet and acknowledge somebody. Do you say hello on rote or because it’s expected? For today at least, say hello because you are genuinely happy or interested to see someone…you never know where it might lead!
When I came across this sentiment I was instantly drawn to it. More often than not these days, we are focused on what we don’t have, what we ‘need’ aka ‘want’ and don’t realise we actually have enough, right in front of us. I am definitely guilty of this! I am grateful for soooooo much – a beautiful hubby, gorgeous munchkins, our muppet (Storm our dog), parents that love and support me in everything, wonderful grandparents, our home and all our belongings, good health…the list goes on. I’ve never really thought of it before but I really do have what I ‘need’ and ‘want’ – one lucky girl right? What are you most grateful for?
A couple of my close friends have been going through some very personal, difficult and sad times in their lives. To find the right words when no words justify or can change the situation is hard. How do you adequately convey your sympathy, love and support? This quote seems to epitomise everything I want to say. Hug your love ones today!
I’m a huge quote fan, I think inspirational words can lift you instantly. This is one of my favourite quotes, not too suprising to those who know me, since I also have bit of a thing for Walt Disney pics! This man definitely knew how to dream and dream BIG, proving anything is possible with a little imagination. Sweet dreams all! Have a lovely weekend.
With St Patrick’s day around the corner, I thought this was a beautiful way to reflect on luck. St Patrick’s day is symbolic with clovers, lucky charms, lepricorns, the colour green and the Irish culture + people! Luck to me, seems to be quite arbitary, we often say ‘you’re so lucky’ or ‘that was lucky’ but one has to choose or make a decision to be in any place or situation before ‘luck’ can happen. Maybe luck is really actioning opportunity. I do think the concept of luck is nice – lucky charms bring hope and strength. Where, words or phrases of luck usually means one is fortunate, thankful or grateful. So I give a big nod to luck (whilst crossing my fingers and twirling my lucky ring). As for the festivities of St Patrick’s day, they are always fun, cheerful and high in spirit. I hope you get to share in some of the celebrations this weekend.
I thought I would round up February ‘the month of love’ with the below quote. Of course we all got to share in the buzz and frenzy of Valentine’s day but more significantly for me, I got to celebrate 6 years of marriage to my lovely hubby (where has the time gone?). Our first meeting wasn’t very romantic (we met at a New Year’s eve bash) but our love story has been everything I ever dreamed of – from moving in together, travelling an itsy bit, buying a house, creating a home and getting married – the icing on the cake being our two boys + muppet (aka Storm our pup).
I have been very lucky to be surrounded by couples that have always demonstrated love, respect and a commitment to their relationship. My parents have been married 34 years and are clearly still in love, evident to all those that know them, mainly due to the little things that I believe are the big things – holding hands, making time for one another, sharing ideas, thoughts and housework. My grandparents have been married 50+ years and are inseparable, they cook together, garden together, walk together, do chores together and finish each other’s sentences. Both my parents and grandparents endlessly show their love and support for one another and us, their family.
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What is your love story? I would love you to share it with me. I hope everyone’s love story never ends…
What an inspiring way to approach life, don’t you think? The beautiful and iconic Elizabeth Taylor lived a life of adventure, believing in oneself and taking chances (opening those doors). As for the beautiful parisian door, I want to know what’s behind it. How about you?