The Steady Heart

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

Leonardo da Vinci

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Fragile

I love it when your friends look out for you, support you and care for you.
I love it that I am willing to allow them to see that there are times when I am delicate and vulnerable and able to be fragile and accepting of their love.

In the past I would have seen this as weakness, as me saying I couldn’t cope or as a sign of failure. But the more I allow my friends and loved ones to be there for me the more the real me lets go of my guard and the need to show I can manage or don’t need their help.

When we reach out to others we build trust and deepen our connections. Allowing others to support you is a sign of strength and resilience. Learning when to ask for help and when to say hey I need you has brought me enormous growth as a person. It has brought me much closer to the people around me and shown me I am truly loved.

Try it – you have nothing to loose and everything to gain.

Doing Something Well

I love watching someone do something well, especially when it is a talent that I don’t have or struggle with. We can’t all be brilliant or experts at everything.

Find your talents and hone them. Explore your weaknesses and surround yourself with people who have your weakness as as strength and allow them to support you in those areas.

We all have a part to play, we all have a gift to offer, we are all capable of doing something really well.

Don’t let comparison steal your joy.

Appreciate yourself for who you are, where you are at and what you can do.
Appreciate others for who they are, where they are at and what they can do.

And be inspired.