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Monday, August 26, 2013

just like the flowers


"Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. "

Eleanor Roosevelt


I love that quote. As I wander around on my morning walks, I notice all of the flowers in my neighborhood. 


The flowers don't compete with each other. 

They don't look at the flower next to them and think, uh oh I am not as thin as that flower.


or that flower is prettier than me.


or people don't like me as much as they like that flower.


As women, we tend to spend too much time agonizing over the norms that society has set for us. As we age, we realize that just like the flowers, we are all beautiful in our own right.

We were created to be beautiful just as we are, to grow and lift our faces to the sun, and shine as the individuals we were meant to be. 

So, I hope as you pass a mirror today, you will pause and look at yourself and say, "I love you and you are perfect just the way you are."

You are certainly perfect to me.



 

16 comments:

  1. I tell my daughter the same thing. Have a happy day!

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  2. Bravo, Laura. Enjoy your day.

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  3. What a wonderful post, Laura. It is hard not to compare ourselves sometimes. My only two sister-in-laws are both Twiggy models and then there's me. When I am with them I feel like the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about!;>) LOL- xo Diana

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  4. Beautifully said, Laura. And a reminder to all of us that we are indeed beautiful in our own right.

    xo
    Claudia

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  5. Beautifully said, Laura. And a reminder to all of us that we are indeed beautiful in our own right.

    xo
    Claudia

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  6. Beautifully said, Laura. And a reminder to all of us that we are indeed beautiful in our own right.

    xo
    Claudia

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  7. Great post, Laura! I think as I grow older I am learning to do that.

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  8. Beautiful photos and even better words!

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  9. Great post Laura, but aging is a hard thing for any woman!!!

    Cynthia

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  10. Beautiful photos and every woman should read those words!

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  11. Nicely put Laura, and so true.

    Funny how the older we get the more we accept our true worth inside of our hearts, instead of what we look like outside.

    Jen

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  12. thank you. i needed this today. bless you for this uplift.

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  13. That first quote is very inspirational! It's sometimes very difficult to be true to the individual we are. Yesterday I met the director of one of the school I'll work in from Sept. 1st and I could see in her eyes that she didn't like very much the fact that I didn't exactly study like the other teachers...

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  14. Beautiful, beautiful flowers. And I love Eleanor Roosevelt quotes.
    It would be easier to stick with my walking regimen if I had such gorgeous flowers to see along the way!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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