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As we grow up, we realize it is less important to have lots of friends, and more important to have real ones.

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As we grow up, we realize it is less important to have lots of friends, and more important to have real ones. 
-Author Unknown

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Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.

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Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.
― Heath L. Buckmaster 

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I have come to accept the bumpy roads of life; they seem to lead to the best places.

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I have come to accept the bumpy roads of life; they seem to lead to the best places. ― Steve Maraboli
Dawn D. Hanna photography

You get angry. You get depressed. You worry. But never let these feelings consume your life. You owe it to yourself not to burden your soul with sorrows. You have to leave the past behind and STRIVE TOWARD HAPPINESS.

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You get angry. You get depressed. You worry. But never let these feelings consume your life. You owe it to yourself not to burden your soul with sorrows. You have to leave the past behind and STRIVE TOWARD HAPPINESS. 
Dodinsky

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Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times, you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.

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Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times, you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
— Troy Amdahl 

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Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

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Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
Les Brown

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You don't have to defend or explain your decisions to anyone. It's your life. Live it without apologies.

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You don't have to defend or explain your decisions to anyone. It's your life. Live it without apologies. 
— Mandy Hale

Dawn D. Hanna photography

Don’t ever put your happiness in someone else’s hands. They’ll drop it. They’ll drop it every time.

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Don’t ever put your happiness in someone else’s hands. They’ll drop it. They’ll drop it every time.
― Christopher Barzak

Photography by The red baloon.

Life is about balance. Be kind, but don't let people abuse you. Trust, but don't be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself.

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Life is about balance. Be kind, but don't let people abuse you. Trust, but don't be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself. 
-Author Unknown

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The simple secret of happiness. Whatever you are doing, don’t let past move your mind; don’t let future disturb you. Because the past is no more, and the future is not yet. To live in the memories, to live in the imagination, is to live in the non-existential. And when you are living in the non-existential, you are missing that which is existential. Naturally you will be miserable, because you will miss your whole life.

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The simple secret of happiness. Whatever you are doing, don’t let past move your mind; don’t let future disturb you. Because the past is no more, and the future is not yet. To live in the memories, to live in the imagination, is to live in the non-existential. And when you are living in the non-existential, you are missing that which is existential. Naturally you will be miserable, because you will miss your whole life.
OSHO

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To get over the past, you first have to accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, or sweat it…it’s over. It can hurt you no more.

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To get over the past, you first have to accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, or sweat it…it’s over. It can hurt you no more.
― Mandy Hale 

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Each day is a gift even if it isn't exactly what we hoped for.

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Each day is a gift even if it isn't exactly what we hoped for. -Author Unknown 
HER SMALL WORLD photography.

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.

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“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.”  ― Henry Ward Beecher
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Just for today, allow yourself to embrace all that you are every moment. Know that you are a vessel of light. Allow yourself to release all doubts about your ability, the mistakes of the past, the fear of the future.

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Just for today, allow yourself to embrace all that you are every moment. Know that you are a vessel of light. Allow yourself to release all doubts about your ability, the mistakes of the past, the fear of the future.
— Iyanla Vanzant

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Let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt lead you to love, and not to hate.

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Let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt lead you to love, and not to hate.
— Bryant McGil

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We’re not always going to understand why something happens. True faith is trusting even when it doesn’t make sense.

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We’re not always going to understand why something happens. True faith is trusting even when it doesn’t make sense.
 -Joel Osteen 

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Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.

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“Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.”
― Bryant McGill

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You're far better off humbly accepting things happen for a reason than trying in vain to change them and wishing for a different ending.

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You're far better off humbly accepting things happen for a reason than trying in vain to change them and wishing for a different ending. ― Dodinsky
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None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.

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None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.
― Paulo Coelho

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Pause and remember— The peace you seek begins with you! When you consciously and consistently choose peace in your words and actions, more peace will appear in your life. Stop blaming everything and everyone outside of you. Make peace within your priority.

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Pause and remember— The peace you seek begins with you! When you consciously and consistently choose peace in your words and actions, more peace will appear in your life. Stop blaming everything and everyone outside of you. Make peace within your priority.
— Jenni Young

Dawn D. Hanna photography

Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.

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Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.
― Karl Marx

Mandy Lynne Fine Art & Photography​  

Happiness is the ability to move forward, knowing the future will be better than the past.

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Happiness is the ability to move forward, knowing the future will be better than the past.  ― Zig Ziglar
Dawn D. Hanna photography

Life has so many different chapters. One bad chapter doesn't mean it's the end of the book. There are many more good ones coming ahead. Don't give up.

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Life has so many different chapters. One bad chapter doesn't mean it's the end of the book. There are many more good ones coming ahead. Don't give up. 
-Author Unknown

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Even though i don't know what tomorrow will bring, i'm going to hold my head high, think positive, and expect the best.

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Even though i don't know what tomorrow will bring, i'm going to hold my head high, think positive, and expect the best.
-Author Unknown

Photography by Francesca Delfino.

If you love a person, you accept the total person. With all the defects. Because those defects are a part of the person. Never try to change a person you love, because the very effort to change says that you love half, and the other half of the person is not accepted. When you love, you simply love.

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If you love a person, you accept the total person. With all the defects. Because those defects are a part of the person. Never try to change a person you love, because the very effort to change says that you love half, and the other half of the person is not accepted. When you love, you simply love.
 — OSHO

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People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don't think that's true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.

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People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don't think that's true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.
― Kim Culbertson

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A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

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A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
― Unknown 

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Sometimes in life, a fog sets in and you don’t know which way is the right direction. Every voice may tell you it’s not going to happen, but God has placed a promise in your heart. Refuse to listen to those voices. Keep believing.

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Sometimes in life, a fog sets in and you don’t know which way is the right direction. Every voice may tell you it’s not going to happen, but God has placed a promise in your heart. Refuse to listen to those voices. Keep believing.
— Joel Osteen Ministries

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This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once; seize them. Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating. Live your dream, and wear your passion. Life is short.

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“This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once; seize them. Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating. Live your dream, and wear your passion. Life is short.” 
―Holstee Manifesto 

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If someone has offended you, insulted you, or disappointed you, let it go! If you are remembering all the ways you have been hurt or forgotten, let it go! Ask yourself, what good does it do for me to hold on to this?

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If someone has offended you, insulted you, or disappointed you, let it go! If you are remembering all the ways you have been hurt or forgotten, let it go! Ask yourself, what good does it do for me to hold on to this? 
-Iyanla Vanzant

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Sometimes you just have to stop worrying, wondering and doubting. Have faith that things will work out may be not how you planned, but just how they’re meant to be.

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Sometimes you just have to stop worrying, wondering and doubting. Have faith that things will work out may be not how you planned, but just how they’re meant to be.
-Author Unknown 

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You can't live a positive life with a negative mind.

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You can't live a positive life with a negative mind. - Unknown 
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Do not judge others by your own standards, for everyone is making their way home, in the way they know best.

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Do not judge others by your own standards, for everyone is making their way home, in the way they know best. 
-Leon Brown 

Photography by Jake Olson

Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right.

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Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right.  -Author Unknown
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Be a witness not a judge. Focus on yourself, not on others. Listen to your heart, not to the crowd.

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Be a witness not a judge. Focus on yourself, not on others. Listen to your heart, not to the crowd. -Author Unknown.
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It’s better to look back on life an say “I can’t believe I did that...” than to look back and say “I wish I did that..."

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It’s better to look back on life an say “I can’t believe I did that...” than to look back and say “I wish I did that...”
-Author Unknown 

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Never blame another person for your personal choices — you are still the one who must live out the consequences of your choices.

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"Never blame another person for your personal choices — you are still the one who must live out the consequences of your choices."
— Caroline Myss

Dawn D. Hanna photography

Pause and remember— It is never too late to begin again, to forgive someone, to have a dream, to meet someone or to start love yourself. It is never too late.

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Pause and remember— It is never too late to begin again, to forgive someone, to have a dream, to meet someone or to start love yourself. It is never too late!
— Jenni Young

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Be defined by YOUR ideas, YOUR heart, YOUR light...not by the negativity or judgement of others.

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"Be defined by YOUR ideas, YOUR heart, YOUR light...not by the negativity or judgement of others."
-Adrienne Bosh

Phtgraphy by Alvar Astulez

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

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Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. 
- Author Unknown 

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In my life, I've lived, I've loved, I've lost, I've missed, I've hurt, I've trusted, I've made mistakes, but most of all, I've learned.

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In my life, I've lived, I've loved, I've lost, I've missed, I've hurt, I've trusted, I've made mistakes, but most of all, I've learned...
-Author Unknown 

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"Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own."

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"Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own."
-Author Unknown 

Photography by Zoltan Koi

When it seems that everything you do is wrong and everyone is against you--it is the most opportune time to wear your "I-don't-give-a-damn" tutu and glide gleefully in the dance floor of "this is me and my life".

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When it seems that everything you do is wrong and everyone is against you--it is the most opportune time to wear your "I-don't-give-a-damn" tutu and glide gleefully in the dance floor of "this is me and my life".
― Dodinsky

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Each day, focus your attention on what you want. Each day, take one step that will bring you closer to it. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! The key is to identify it, claim it for yourself, and believe that you are worthy to have it.

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Each day, focus your attention on what you want. Each day, take one step that will bring you closer to it. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! The key is to identify it, claim it for yourself, and believe that you are worthy to have it.
― Iyanla Vanzant

Photography by Alvar Astulez

Dear God, Please teach me to forgive myself and others. Remove the walls that keep love out, behind which I am a prisoner. Heal my guilt and remove my anger, that I might be reborn. Make gentle my heart and strong my spirit and show me how to love. Please show me how to honor myself. Please teach me how to listen to myself. Please program my mind to know itself, that I might at last be free. Teach me to appreciate your spirit that lives within me. Amen

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Dear God, Please teach me to forgive myself and others. Remove the walls that keep love out, behind which I am a prisoner. Heal my guilt and remove my anger, that I might be reborn. Make gentle my heart and strong my spirit and show me how to love. Please show me how to honor myself. Please teach me how to listen to myself. Please program my mind to know itself, that I might at last be free. Teach me to appreciate your spirit that lives within me. Amen.
—Marianne Williamson

Photography : Alvar Astulez

Do not underestimate yourself by comparing yourself with others. It's our differences that make us unique and beautiful.

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Do not underestimate yourself by comparing yourself with others. It's our differences that make us unique and beautiful.
-Author Unknown

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You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it's enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.

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You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it's enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.
―Richelle E. Goodrich 

Photography by Julie Fletcher

Isn't it amazing how God brings the right people into your life at the right time. People who support, love and pray for you, regardless of your circumstances.

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Isn't it amazing how God brings the right people into your life at the right time. People who support, love and pray for you, regardless of your circumstances.
-Author Unknown

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Stop worrying about all the reasons why something may not work, and star thinking about all the reasons why it might.

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Stop worrying about all the reasons why something may not work, and star thinking about all the reasons why it might.
-Author Unknown

Dawn D. Hanna photography

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.

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“Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.”
― Harvey MacKay

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