“I’m not fascinated by people who smile all the time. What I find interesting is the way people look when they are lost in though, when their face becomes angry or serious, when they bite their lip, the way they glance, the way they look down when they walk, when they are alone and smoking a cigarette,w hen they smirk, the way they half smile, the way they try and hold back tears, the way when their face says they want to say something but can’t, the way they look at someone they want or love…I love the way people look when they do these things. It’s….beautiful.
~ Author Unknown
I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense.
Everything about you matters, Sweet Soul. Everything. Your voice. Your song. Your body. Your sorrow. Your joy. Your dreams. Your tragedies. Your love. Your waking up. Your going to sleep. Your struggles. Your victories. Your passion. Your weaknesses. Your pain. Your healing. Your tears. Your laugh. The way your cheeks blush. The way your nose crinkles. everything. The world will tell you you are insignificant. You are everything but that. You are beautiful. You are full. You are alive. You are original. Everything about you matters, Sweet Soul. Everything.
Tell me your story and I will show you your bravery. Show me your scars and I will tell you of your beauty. Share with me your suffering and I will bow to your depth. Confide in me your fears and I will honour your strength. You have it all, darling. You have it all inside you. And your genius shows when you least imagine it. Don’t forsake anything about your soul, your body, your mind, your heart. It is both the light and the dark that make this world beautiful. Same with you, lovely one. Same with you.
~ S.C. Lourie, Butterflies and Pebbles
Nobody had a story like hers and she realized that should be reason enough for holding her head high. It was the making of her uniqueness.
Be gentle with your body today.
Be kind to your own heart.
Take in the magic of every day simplicities.
Slow down and take note of it all.
~Butterflies and pebbles