Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wisdom Wednesday

"I expect to pass this way but once; any good therefore that I can do or any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it now." -- Etienne de Grellet

Selena Gomez by Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leupold for Elle Mexico, August 2011

I'm no saint; I'll admit that now, but if there's one thing I know, it's that people will always remember the way you make them feel. I have my faults and I definitely have been one to spit some fire in my day, but for some time now, I've worked hard at thinking before speaking. And this I have learned, if not from my own past actions, then certainly from the actions of others. I am still surprised that people can be so cruel to one another, and sometimes I just don't understand. Maybe it's because I have made a conscious effort to rid my life of toxicity, but am I really that naive in wishing that all people  practice a bit more compassion? I still hope the answer to that is no. Time and time again, one of the most important life lessons I have ever learned has proven to be that we must treat each other with kindness. Words hurt, and when we sharpen them like darts and aim for the heart, the victim rarely forgets that feeling. We're all the same in that we know how it feels to hurt. So why do we try to make others hurt too? While it's easy to say sorry after the fact, it's not so easy to rewind and try to take back words once they've already been said. Life is hard as is. One thing that I believe shouldn't be so hard is treating others with the same kindness we hope to have in our lives. After all, you catch more flies with honey, than you do with vinegar. So, as my father often reminds me, let's take time to be sweet to one another. 


  1. I completely agree. The world would be a much much better place if people were compassionate.

  2. this post is amazing!i love it..i read it twice!! great job..i even have your blog in the ''reccomendations'' in mine! :)
    a have a small silly award for you.take a look if you want,its not a big deal :P
    many kisses from greece,always following your bloggin

  3. This is such a beautiful post. Your words were touching and put a different spin on my day, thank you for that.


  4. wow you have to be kidding. she looks stunning and way older than she is!! she is so beautiful inside and out.. (from what i can tell! haha)
    great blog!

  5. Love these photos, Very inspirational, I hope you will follow my blog :)


  6. Beautiful post. Both it and the photos are very inspiring! (I had no idea that the first photo was Selena Gomez!)

    xo Kate

  7. What a beautiful post. It is so inspirational.

  8. Loved the post and beautiful photoshoot.

  9. Selena is so stunning. Its so weird to see her like this when I used to watch her on Disney!


  10. Such a poignant post...and one I fully agree. It can be easy to forget that others have feelings when one is so immersed in him/herself but it's good to think about others. It brings perspective to everyone. At least...I hope so!

    On an unrelated go back to the "bacon" list...I had my bacon latte at Pirate Cat Radio Cafe in the Mission (but they may have moved/shut down??). And the beer my friend bought somewhere in the City but it's this one (

  11. Hello there, Im a new reader of your blog and I really starting to enjoy it. So far, I've reached to this post and felt like leaving a comment.

    The post above, I can totally relate to it. It's just really nice to rid off all that toxicity and feel alive and free again and not having all that negativitypull you down.

    Anyways, have a great day and am really looking forward to new blogposts by you.

    Take care!


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