Kaleidoscope #1048


I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovelies were found along his delivery route. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from his smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1047


Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
― 
August Wilson 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image Image by Felix Mittermeier from Pixabay.

Kaleidoscope #1046


Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart.
― Jim Henson

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Now that I’m working from home, this is a part of my new office view. I like how rain brings out the color and richness of stone and my camera picked up some of my window screen adding a geometric texture. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1045


Today is a new day. Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. You have the power and the time to shape your life. Break free from the poisonous victim mentality and embrace the truth of your greatness. You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life!
― Steve Maraboli

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image Image by Helena Sushitskaya  from Pixabay.

Kaleidoscope #1044


It is not complicated unless I make it so. It is not difficult unless I allow it to be. A second is no more than a second, a minute no more than a minute, a day no more than a day. They pass. All things and all time will pass. Don’t force or fear, don’t control or lose control. Don’t fight and don’t stop fighting. Embrace and endure. If you embrace, you will endure.
James Frey, A Million Little Pieces  

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk through my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1043


Love, at every opportunity you are given. Be less afraid. Embrace each day (none are promised). Cry when you need to, it’ll make you feel better. You were put on this planet to feel every feeling you could, do that. Everything works out in the end, I promise.
― pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Now that I’m working from home, this is a part of my new office view. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1042


I finally figured out that not every crisis can be managed. As much as we want to keep ourselves safe, we can’t protect ourselves from everything. If we want to embrace life, we also have to embrace chaos.
― Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Breathing Room

  

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a view out my living room window. The diffuse light on this fresh spring foliage made the room glow and it caught my eye. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1041


Because you are defined not by life’s imperfect moments, but by your reaction to them. And because there is joy in embracing – rather than running from – the utter absurdity of life.
― Jenny Lawson, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovelies were found along his delivery route. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from his smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1040


I close my eyes, thinking that there is nothing like an embrace after an absence, nothing like fitting my face into the curve of his shoulder and filling my lungs with the scent of him.
― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk through my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1039


If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these fantastic hydrangeas while walking down E. Cary Street near 2nd in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.