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There is lots of information out there about why it is good to follow your dreams, and I love the charming way that this quote expresses the message that it is good for your soul to follow your dreams.   Sure, following your dreams can reveal, nurture, and elevate personal characteristics such as motivation, discipline, determination, and dealing with setbacks, but on a much deeper level, our hearts, or spirits.   Although certain dreams may be meant to come to fruition,  perhaps it is not always about whether or not a particular dream is realized, but that it is by following it, walking toward that which we are passionate about,  that we are led down paths each with their own unique gifts for us which we may not otherwise have had the opportunity to receive.   Following our dreams keeps us in touch with some childlike qualities and we remain very engaged with life.  Learn to hear and listen to your heart’s whispers!  🙂

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Simplicity doesn’t have to be about tossing out the television, shutting down your social media, or nixing new purchases,  although it is shifting to a lifestyle with less stuff, debt, clutter, multi-tasking, and thinking, to more living.  By creating a simpler life, we become more engaged and relaxed, more mindful, and we are able to let experiences in.  Have you ever gone for a walk, only to find you were so focused on thinking about something that you didn’t even notice the beautiful autumn leaves?   

 Our complex lives can distract us from breathing in life’s simple, everyday blessings that bring about a sense of contentment.  When we are content, we are happy.  Some synonyms of being content are comfortable, fulfilled, peace of mind, heart’s ease, serenity.  Consciously take time in your daily life to be mindful of what your senses encounter,  and away from thinking about what you are going to buy next, how you can get more done in less time.   Take up pleasurable activities.  Find a light-hearted method of meditation that suits your personality.  Listen to your favorite songs.  Watch the leaves on the trees flutter in the breeze.  Watch a youtube video with the sights and sounds of a mountain stream while you imagine yourself exploring the banks, walking over the rocks to the other side, bending down to run your fingers over the moss.   Do a small kind thing for a stranger.  And probably, most of all, whisper a recognition of gratitude to your heart!

Inspirational wall quote saying If you are confident, you are beautiful

Inspirational wall quote about confidence and beauty

Yes, this does sound cliche, but it is also a very strong and true statement. Likely all of us have seen someone literally blossom as a result of gaining confidence. We carry ourselves differently, it is noticeable in our stride, how we communicate with others and express ourselves, it enhances our motivation in setting and achieving new goals, and … we laugh and smile more, to name a few! As we move through life, our level of confidence can mature and expand as we amass and refine our abilities and talents, through our experiences, and our awareness and intelligence. Witnessing others successfully achieving their goals or completing tasks, and receiving reassurance and trust from others I’m sure goes a long way, but we can also set ourselves on this journey by being mindful of the good traits and talents that we possess, and by congratulating ourselves on a job well done as we move through our daily lives making decisions, being kind and considerate to others, helping, preparing a meal, learning a craft, or spending some time consciously practicing that which we would like to improve upon. So, the next time you find yourself curiously watching someone you don’t even know, because there is something ‘special’ and alluring about them, could it be confidence?