Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wisdom Wednesday

"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein 

Jennifer Humphrey by Andrew Kuykendall for Spanish Moss, June 2011

By now, most, if not all of you, have seen Spanish Moss's new lookbook, which features the beautiful, Jennifer Humphrey. But, for the few of you who haven't, you are in for a treat. These photos blew me away. The styling, the clothes, the setting, the photography, the modeling -- all of it is on point. Be sure to see the rest on Spanish Moss's blog, here.

Now, on to the wisdom. First off, could Einstein be any smarter? I guess it's not too surprising that such a kernel of inspiration would come from the genius himself, right? But, really, let's take a moment to discuss. One of the most important things that has proven itself true for me time and time again, is that everything happens for a reason. While we might not see the reason right away, we shouldn't doubt, even more a minute, that the reason is there. I have always believed that difficulties are only difficult if we fail to see the possibilities in them. When something doesn't go entirely as planned, or everything around seems daunting, it's best not to think that the world is out to get you (no matter how much it may feel like it is). I promise you that life is just helping you form some thicker skin and preparing you for something even better. We face adversity so that we may overcome it. After all, isn't a victory that much sweeter when you know you fought your hardest to win the battle? Today's wisdom is something that I take very close to heart. This last month has been somewhat of a challenge. While I'm not entirely able to spill too much, just yet, I found that those challenges have helped me realize just how much opportunity there is waiting for me. The way I see it, you either sit and stare at the door that has closed in front of you and wonder wonder why it closed or what you could have done to stop it from closing, for so long you miss out on opportunity as it knocks on another door, OR, you leave the door to the past closed and get ready to open a new one to future success. I don't know about you, but when opportunity comes a-knocking, I generally like to open the door, and say, "Hello!"
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