great quote

cherish your solitude. take trains by yourself
to places you have never been. sleep out alone
under the stars. learn how to drive a stick shift.
go so far away that you stop being afraid of not
coming back. say no when you don’t want to do
something. say yes if your instincts are strong, even
if everyone around you disagrees. decide whether
you want to be liked or admired. decide if fitting in
is more important than finding out what you’re doing here.
believe in kissing.

even ensler


something to work on

i really need to work on patience.  this talk given by president uchtdorf in april’s general conference is being my inspiration and guide.  here’s the main excerpt that’s helping me out:

“[P]atience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can—working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!”

things i’ve been liking

image from here

sorry it’s been busy.  school is tough.  but here are a few links to things i’ve been liking.

this dress
this sweater, these sweaters
these flats
this photoshoot, this photoshoot, this photoshoot
this outfit, these outfits, this outfit, this outfit, this outfit, this outfit, this outfit, this outfit, this outfit
this exhibition
this wedding
these photos
this clothing line, this clothing line, this clothing line
this wedding veil
this quote
this soup
this idea to spice up my house
updating my new blog

quote time

i haven’t posted quotes in a while, so here you go:
“Nothing is insignificant if it is done out of love” .mariusz hodyr
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or we can rejoice that thorn bushes have roses” .abraham lincoln
“Treat your friends like your best pictures, and place them in the best light” .jennie jerome churchill
“How many cares one looses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone” .coco chanel
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” . jimi hendrix
“The Holy Prophet Mohammed came into this world and taught us: ‘That man is a Muslim who never hurts anyone by word or deed, but who works for the benefit and happiness of God’s creatures. Belief in God is to love one’s fellow men.‘” . abdul ghaffar khan
“If we are going to stop wars on this earth, we are going to have to make war on hunger our number one priority.” . david w brooks
“All ideologies end up killing people. If you separate love from nonviolence you turn nonviolence into an ideology, a gimmick. Structures that are not inhabited by justice and love have no liberating or reconciling force, and are never sources of life.” . jean goss (i really like this quote.  “nonviolence” can be replaced by any number of words: invasion, religion, missionary work, welfare, etc.  if love isn’t our foundation, all we believe in becomes a gimick.)
“At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love.” . marting luther king jr
“Truth is my God. Nonviolence is my way of realizing Him.” .mohandas k gandhi
“One Eva Smith has gone – but there are millions and millions and millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left with us, with their lives, their hopes and fears, their suffering and chance of happiness, all intertwine with our lives, and what we think and say and do. We don’t live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other.” . “an inspector calls”  (honestly, folks.  go out and read this play.  it’s AMAZING!)
have a lovely day folks.

just some quotes

i thought i’d share with you just some of my favorite quotes:

“we don’t live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when, if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish. Good night.” .inspector goole “an inspector calls”

“he said, if you allow yourself to be enchanted by the beauty to be seen in even ordinary things, then all things prove to be extraordinary.” .dean kootz, breathless

“you have done what you could — some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense” .ralph waldo emerson


“people, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.” .audrey hepburn

“he who opens a school door, closes a prison.” .victor hugo

“think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” .anne frank

“so many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind, while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.” .ella wheeler wilcox

“you cannot live on hope alone. But without hope, life is not worth living. ” .harvey milk

“we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” .oscar wilde

“when you say a situation or a person is impossible, you are slamming the door in God’s face.” .charles allen

“my creed is that; happiness is the only good. the place to be happy is here. the time to be happy is now. the way to be happy is to make others so.” . robert green ingersoll

“being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it just means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” .unkown

“i did what i did. and mother did what she did. and the rest of you did what you did to her. it’s still the same rotten story whether it’s been told to a police inspector or to somebody else.” -eric, “an inspector calls”

“i have decided to stick with love. hate is too great a burden to bear.” .martin luther king jr.