Feeling It In Our Hearts

Today is my one year blogging anniversary! I’ve enjoyed the journey so much. I truly, truly appreciate everyone who has supported me by reading, sharing, following, and commenting on my posts. It means a lot to me because I know how precious your time is, because I know how precious my time is. Thank you, new friends and old friends. I’m re-sharing my first blog post and just to let you know I have “finally figured out what beauty is for” and I have “changed my life.” Or at least, that’s what I am moving towards. With so much gratitude for it all…Cheryl

Giving Voice to My Astonishment

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”  

This quote by Thich Nhat Hanh is one of my favorites. It always reminds me of the fairy tale, “The Ugly Duckling.” The duckling claims his true power and beauty only when he realizes that he is, in fact, not a duck, but a swan. This realization occurs one day when he comes upon his real tribe, a group of swans on the pond where he is gliding alone. He thinks they, too, will reject and ridicule him as his duckling “friends” have. But, it was the opposite: they gather around him, welcome him into their fold, and naturally take him in as part of their swan family. He did not have to improve or transform himself. He just had to become who he truly was all along. He was…

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