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Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose

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"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose."        -Tennessee Williams

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Sometimes it's easy to lose faith in people. And sometimes one act of kindness is all it takes to give you hope again

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“Sometimes it's easy to lose faith in people. And sometimes one act of kindness is all it takes to give you hope again.”   -Randa Abdel-Fattah
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And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about

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And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.   -Haruki Murakami
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God knows who belongs in your life and who doesn't. Trust and let go. Whoever is meant to be there, will still be there

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God knows who belongs in your life and who doesn't. Trust and let go. Whoever is meant to be there, will still be there.   -Unknown

Photography: Sanya Khomenko

Sometimes you don't realize you're actually drowning when you're trying to be everyone else's anchor

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Sometimes you don't realize you're actually drowning when you're trying to be everyone else's anchor.  -Unknown
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Your struggle is your strength. If you can resist becoming negative, bitter or hopeless, in time, your struggles will give you everything

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Your struggle is your strength. If you can resist becoming negative, bitter or hopeless, in time, your struggles will give you everything.   -Bryant McGill
Photography: Alvar Astulez

We thank you God for all that You give : The lives we live, the food we eat, and for our loved ones. Lord, help us all to live our days with thankful hearts and loving ways

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We thank you God for all that You give : The lives we live, the food we eat, and for our loved ones. Lord, help us all to live our days with thankful hearts and loving ways.   -Unknown
Photography: Val Spring

Sometimes we need someone to simply be there. Not to say anything or fix anything, but to let us know they're on our side, and that they care for us

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Sometimes we need someone to simply be there. Not to say anything or fix anything, but to let us know they're on our side, and that they care for us.   -Unknown

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I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves

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I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.    -Steve Maraboli

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Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored

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Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.   -Earl Nightingale

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The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins

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“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”    ― Bob Moawad
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As I move through the layers of other people's opinions and beliefs, I see within myself a magnificent being, wise and beautiful. I love what I see in me

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As I move through the layers of other people's opinions and beliefs, I see within myself a magnificent being, wise and beautiful. I love what I see in me.  -Louise Hay
Photography: Olivia Joy StClaire

Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every morning we wake up is the first day of the rest of our life

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Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every morning we wake up is the first day of the rest of our life. -Unknown

Photography: Alvar Astulez

I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion... and where it isn't, that's where my work lies

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I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion... and where it isn't, that's where my work lies.   -Rumi

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Always remember we all have our own opinions and beliefs. We have different ways in dealing with life's troubles and joys. To survive our differences without hurting each other is what GOODNESS is all about.

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Always remember we all have our own opinions and beliefs. We have different ways in dealing with life's troubles and joys. To survive our differences  without hurting each other is what GOODNESS is all about.   -Dodinsky 

Photography: Shibina Nadegda

Explain your anger instead of expressing it, and you will find solutions instead of arguments

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Explain your anger instead of expressing it, and you will find solutions instead of arguments.   -Ritu Ghatourey 
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You have a choice each and every single day. I choose to feel blessed. I choose to feel grateful. I choose to be excited. I choose to be happy

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You have a choice each and every single day. I choose to feel blessed. I choose to feel grateful. I choose to be excited. I choose to be happy.   -Amber Housley
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Say “I love you” often. Forget mistakes. Forgive. Plan alone time. Focus on the things you love about each other. Do not expect perfection. Support one another. Say “thank you” for everyone needs to be appreciated. Hold hands. Take walks together. Hug and kiss everyday

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Say “I love you” often. Forget mistakes. Forgive. Plan alone time. Focus on the things you love about each other. Do not expect perfection. Support one another. Say “thank you” for everyone needs to be appreciated. Hold hands. Take walks together. Hug and kiss everyday.    -Unknown

Photography: Sanya Khomenko

Regrets. I have no regrets. Even if I could, I would not change anything in my past. Rather, I look back with gratitude because if it were not for my past, I would not be who I am today

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Regrets. I have no regrets. Even if I could, I would not change anything in my past. Rather, I look back with gratitude because if it were not for my past, I would not be who I am today.   -Unknown

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I just woke up one day and decided I didn't want to feel like that anymore, so I changed

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I just woke up one day and decided I didn't want to feel like that anymore, so I changed.   -Unknown

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It's by love that we serve. It's by patience that we understand. It's by trials that we gain wisdom. It's by sharing that we become a blessing

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It's by love that we serve. It's by patience that we understand. It's by trials that we gain wisdom. It's by sharing that we become a blessing.   -Unknown

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Our time here is magic! It's the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It's the only space

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Our time here is magic! It's the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It's the only space.   -Ben Okri


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When people seek to undermine your dreams, predict your doom or criticize you, remember that they are telling you their story, not yours

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When people seek to undermine your dreams, predict your doom or criticize you, remember that they are telling you their story, not yours.   -Cynthia Occelli

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Sometimes I think we waste our words and we waste our moments, and we don't take the time to say the things that are in our hearts when we have the chance

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Sometimes I think we waste our words and we waste our moments, and we don't take the time to say the things that are in our hearts when we have the chance.  -One Tree Hill

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Never lose Hope... The butterfly is proof that beauty can emerge from something completely falling apart.

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Never lose Hope... The butterfly is proof that beauty can emerge from something completely falling apart.   -Jane Lee Logan

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Never trust a person that has let you down more than two times. Once was a warning, twice was a lesson and anything more than that is simply taking advantage

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Never trust a person that has let you down more than two times. Once was a warning, twice was a lesson and anything more than that is simply taking advantage!   -Unknown


Photography: Alexandra Sophie

Give freely, love fully, and play with fervor! Don't put so many conditioned rules on your happiness. Life can be a beautiful experience if we allow it

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“Give freely, love fully, and play with fervor! Don't put so many conditioned rules on your happiness. Life can be a beautiful experience if we allow it.”   -Steve Maraboli


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Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You will have many opportunities to change your mood, but you will never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke

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Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You will have many opportunities to change your mood, but you will never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke.   -Unknown

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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go

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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”    -Dr. Seuss
Photography: Unkown

Stop hating yourself for everything you aren't. Start loving yourself for everything that you are

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Stop hating yourself for everything you aren't. Start loving yourself for everything that you are.   -Unknown

Photography: Meg Hartley

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love

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When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.   -Marcus Aurelius

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Time decides who you meet in your life, your heart decides who you want in your life, but behavior decides who will stay in your life

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Time decides who you meet in your life, your heart decides who you want in your life, but behavior decides who will stay in your life.   -Unknown
Photography: Dawn D. Hanna

Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong

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Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.   -Mandy Hale

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Family - Like the branches of a tree we will grow in many different directions, but our roots will remain firmly in the ground and will provide us with a strong foundation that will keep us together forever

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Family - Like the branches of a tree we will grow in many different directions, but our roots will remain firmly in the ground and will provide us with a strong foundation that will keep us together forever.  -Unknown

Photography: Dawn D. Hanna

There come a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will. And in the end you learn who i fake, who is true and who would risk all for you

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There come a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will. And in the end you learn who i fake, who is true and who would risk all for you.   -Unknown

Photography: Dawn D. Hanna

Recipe for happiness: 2 Heaping Cups of Patience 1 Heart full of love 2 Hands full of generosity 1 head full of understanding A dash of laughter. Sprinkle Generously with kindness Add plenty of faith and mix well. Spread over a period of a lifetime and serve everyone you meet

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Recipe for happiness: 2 Heaping Cups of Patience  1 Heart full of love  2 Hands full of generosity  1 head full of understanding  A dash of laughter. Sprinkle Generously with kindness Add plenty of faith and mix well. Spread over a period of a lifetime and serve everyone you meet.  -Unknown

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No one knows what you are going through, but you. People will judge you, talk about you, point fingers, blame you etc... Do what is in your heart. Walk your own path. Be your own person. Their opinion of you is just their opinion. Ask yourself, "does it really matter what they think"? Never let anyone steal your joy

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No one knows what you are going through, but you. People will judge you, talk about you, point fingers, blame you etc... Do what is in your heart. Walk your own path. Be your own person. Their opinion of you is just their opinion. Ask yourself, "does it really matter what they think"? Never let anyone steal your joy.   -Unknown

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If you're alone, I'll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile... But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me

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"If you're alone, I'll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile... But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me."   -Unknown
Photography: Elena Shumilova

Starting today, I need to forget whats gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to whats coming next

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Starting today, I need to forget whats gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to whats coming next.    -Unknown

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Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do

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Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.  -Brené Brown

Photography: Meg Hartley

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know

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Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.   -Pema Chödrön
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Take chances, take a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up and with whom, it always ends up the way it should be. Your mistakes make you who you are. You learn and grow with each choice you make. Everything is worth it. Say how you feel, always. Be you, and be okay with it.

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Take chances, take a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up and with whom, it always ends up the way it should be. Your mistakes make you who you are. You learn and grow with each choice you make. Everything is worth it. Say how you feel, always. Be you, and be okay with it.     -Unknown
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Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen

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“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”    -Brené Brown
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Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder

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Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.   -Rumi
Photography: Dawn D. Hanna

Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them. You have to figure out who's worth your kindness and who's just taking advantage

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Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them. You have to figure out who's worth your kindness and who's just taking advantage.   -Unknown

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When you want to make a change in your life, it's time to take action. It's the action that makes the difference. When you do your best and practice, you can create whatever you desire

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When you want to make a change in your life, it's time to take action. It's the action that makes the difference. When you do your best and practice, you can create whatever you desire.   -Don Jose Ruiz

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My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to, Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small, You never need to carry more than you can hold, And while you're out there getting where you're getting to, I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too, Yeah, this, is my wish

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My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to, Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small, You never need to carry more than you can hold, And while you're out there getting where you're getting to, I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too, Yeah, this, is my wish.   -Rascal Flatts
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Side by side or miles apart sisters will always be connected by the heart

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Side by side or miles apart sisters will always be connected by the heart.  -Unknown
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Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul

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"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul."  -Saint Augustine

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Today is a new day - seize it! Your life isn't behind you; your memories are behind you. Your life is ALWAYS ahead of you

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Today is a new day - seize it! Your life isn't behind you; your memories are behind you. Your life is ALWAYS ahead of you.   -Steve Maraboli

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