S: Your heart is rarely wrong, despite what your mind may tell you
BC: The End | I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.
FC: "The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed." ~Richard Brinsley Sheridan | 2007-2011
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen | Some think it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes its letting go
2: The life of Rachel Elizabeth Rillo "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun"
4: Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
6: Life’s greatest prayer is patience | Starbucks makes everything better
7: If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything
10: Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
11: Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers
15: Don't be dismayed at goodbyes, a farewell is necessary before you can meet again and meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
18: Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads | If you wait to do everything until your sure its right, you'll probably never do much of anything
19: Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved | Being fearless isn't being 100% unafraid, its being terrified but you jump anyway | God gives you what you need, NOT what you want and sometimes it's more than you could ever dream!
21: Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.
22: Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
24: Everything worth having comes with trials worth withstanding
25: Nothing in this world worth having comes easy
26: Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
27: All things grow better with love.
31: Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things
34: The best things said come last. People will talk for hours saying nothing much and then linger at the door with words that come with a rush from the heart.
35: Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do
38: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.
39: Sometimes the greatest rewards in life come from doing the things that scare you most -My future wedding planner
42: Make the desire to make your dream come true stronger than your fear of failure. Then get out there & make it happen | its better to take a chance and go all in than to always wonder what might have been.
43: Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great? | Life may not always be as good as it should be, but it's never as bad as it could be!
48: The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
49: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
51: Rachel Elizabeth Rillo~ I can't believe it has already been four years! I'm so happy that God placed you in my life! You have been such a wonderful friend to me and we are going to continue to be ammazzing friends! I'm also glad you decided to stay because we need more pictures, obviously we don't have enough! I love you and never forget that I am always there for you no matter what! Can't wait to see what adventures come next...especially you planning my wedding...ohhhh great! :) I love you! -Jessica Nicole Hughes <3