Last night, I was a little out of sortsfeeling like a mama bear, bummed about daylight savings and just having an overall generalized anxiety kick, as is my wont. While surfing Pinterest, I came across this quote, and, while it focuses more on beauty, it was a lovely reminder to give yourself a break:
It doesnt make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we dont really see ourselves. We dont watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chests rising and falling with our own rhythm. We dont see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. You dont see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. Theres no mirror in your way when youre laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly yourself.
Beautiful, dont you think? And so true.
P.S. Another inspiring quote.
(Illustration by Roxanne Daner)