Tibi ipsi dic verum

"To thine own self be true."

Don't be afraid to wear those glitzy shoes you adore. They may just be the next greatest trend. For that matter, don't be afraid to wear anything you love. Be proud of your individuality, it's yours, and yours only. Let it shine.

  "How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone." 
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

Don't be scared of remembering your inner child and likes for immaturity for a day. Climb up into your old tree house and reminisce over your many tea parties, but once you climb back down that ladder, realize you are now in the future. Leave all the bad and the good in that stashed away diary, and go on with your journey, learning and becoming the person you are now. Remember where you came from, but live in the present. 

Life is a party, but only if that's what you want it to be. Life is what you make of it. It's not the same for all of us, so mold it, shape it to fit you.
Doing things that aren't you may supply momentary satisfaction, but it doesn't last. Don't lose yourself in trying to please others. It will only make the search harder. Find yourself before you lose it.

"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."
Raymond Hull

Remove the mask. Though it may be lovely by visual perception, there is something far more beautiful that lies behind the glitter and swirls it is adorned with. The sparkle in your eye makes that glitter obsolete. The complexity to your beauty puts those swirls to shame. Nothing is more stunning than the radiant skin of a person who knows their existence, loves it, and is not afraid to hide it. No one can take that away from you.

Experiences are the hardest teachers, because the test comes first, then the lesson. Sooner or later though, we will realize, life is just one, vast experience. Don't second guess yourself in it. There is room for mistakes, there is room for error, but you have only one "experience" to live. Don't track backwards. Take what you've learned and move forward. The more you move forward, the closer you are to freedom, the freedom to be yourself. It is here where happiness will be the material we relish in.

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."  
e.e. cummings

Dears, there is always a reason to smile, some days it may be a harder search, but there always is.
I hope you all find plenty of reasons to smile this weekend.


wecangowindowshopping said...

I love this.
Everything here is so true.
great post.

Jonna said...

I love this post! :D

Jen said...

this post is beautiful, theresa. :)
thanks for putting a smile on my face. i especially love the section about removing your mask.

Mia Sumiati said...

This is beautifully written. Love this post! :)

Riot Apple

Sara Lynn said...

great post! I love the pictures you chose as well :)

Erin said...

beautiful and inspiring!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

these are beautiful photos, and beautiul words.

gleenn said...

yeah, i'd love to wear daring shoes :)

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I love this post. :D


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