Another amazing woman, Monday

221144318_4497205773624181_3259906909111881770_n

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly…

On a Monday, not long ago, I posted about an amazing woman. Each Monday since then I have had that post on my mind.

It is Monday again. I couldn’t resist.

So here is another amazing woman, Frida Kahlo.

Her quote is quite personal. 

My feet have always felt heavy. It has always been work to lift and move them forward. With my motorized wheelchair, I can get to so many places, and yet the world is still so inaccessible.

As a child, I flew in most of my dreams. I could look down and see everything I wanted to see. I could move in and out of every place I wanted to touch. They were wings of a dream but through those dreams, I gained confidence and creativity.

So much has been possible because of those wings.


Quote: Frida Kahlo
Art: Sophie Wilkins

FB- Chico Women’s Club

 

practice generosity

                  It is a powerful practice to be generous when you are the one feeling in need.


Quote: Allan Lokos
Photo: Birte Liu (man feeding pigeons)

from gratefulness.org

Living each fragile moment

 

Our connectedness is fragile, but so is our hatred.

 


Quote: John A. Powell
Image: Diana Roberts

from Gratefulness.org

a very simple secret…

212876428_10226253791513474_7364075147546782362_n

“It’s madness
to hate all roses
because you got scratched with one thorn,

to give up all dreams
because one of them didn’t come true,

to give up all attempts
because one of them failed.

It’s folly to condemn all your friends
because one has betrayed you,

to no longer believe in love
just because someone was unfaithful
or didn’t love you back,

to throw away all your chances to be happy
because something went wrong.

There will always be another opportunity,
another friend,
another love,
a new strength.

For every end,
there is always a new beginning…..

And now here is my secret,
a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart
that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.”


Quote: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

what really matters

Heartbreak and hope are not mutually exclusive.

We can be angry and sad and filled with longing for something we cannot have,

and simultaneously we can be grateful for what we’ve got —

aware, for reasons we’d never choose, of what really matters.


Quote: Lennon Flowers
Image: Google images

thank you, Karl Duffy on Mindfulbalance.org