photo Steve Gindler / “Cvatik”
Having had the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle coincide with the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada created quite a “royal” buzz – more than usual.
Not often does a “regular” girl live out her Cinderella story, marry a prince and become a princess. Or rise in personal status and influence because she’s married into a family of “real-life” kings and queens.
But is becoming a royal the only way to do so? For one to feel like a princess and influence others for good?
For me, it’s learning to love yourself and others well, that’s what’s required – not marrying a prince!
Reach out and help others.
If you have the power to make someone happy, do it.
Be a vessel, be the change, be the difference, or be the inspiration.
Shine your light as an example.
The world needs more of that.
― Germany Kent
Happy Victoria Day!
Fête de la Reine!
photo Patty Maher
photo Emma McEvoy
Sadly, it’s much easier to create a desert than a forest.
— James Lovelock
#quoteImages: Instagram; Instagram
photo Daria Amaranth
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
― John Steinback
Excerpt from my diary:
This morning I awoke to this―the bitter return of winter!
A large ice storm had pummeled our city bringing spring to an abrupt halt.
I found these words of John Steinback’s swirling in my head like the unwelcomed snow in my yard.
With a sinister grin, I smirked at Ol’ Man Winter through my frosted windowpane and muttered under my breath…
“Your unleashed fury upon us this weekend will only make the returning warmth of spring (summer) that much sweeter!!”
photo Högabo Photography
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
— Maya Angelou
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.
— S.D. Gordon