Friday, July 15, 2011

sometimes a girl just needs some flowers



Dear Self,

Just a little reminder here, for when you begin to feel small:

You are unique.
You are talented.
Don't judge your work against others' work; judge it against your own.
Strive to be the best person you can.
God sees your true self, buried under your own harsh self-judgement.
God loves you.

xoxo,
Me

21 comments:

A New England Life said...

I agree, flowers are good for the soul. Maybe that's why I love gardening so much!

I do have a habit of judging my work against others. It can't be helped. However, I do believe it is propelling me forward a bit with photography and my blog. I think.

Happy Friday, Mary!

ju-north said...

Good words! An apt reminder!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

A great phrase, one that should be remembered. I am going to copy that one down in my book.

Thanks for reminding us that the world is not quite as large and scary as we tend to think it is.

Love your work, and I love your photography.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Anna said...

Such a lovely reminder and image!!!! Yes, we should all take these words to heart - sage advice!
Thanks for the beauty of your words and images, you inspire me :)
Happy weekend to you!

Wendy said...

Ah Mary,

So true. Agreeing with previous commenters.... you are uniquely you, and your you sees the world differently than anyone else.
One of my fav quotes.... "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." (Seuss, of course)

I adore your work, and would love to shoot along side you someday!

Cheers!
Wendy

ELK said...

yes . always remember this .. lovely flowers!

Georgianna said...

How gorgeous, Mary. Beautiful lighting and gracious words. I hope you are feeling unique and talented and that you are contributing so much that is positive and beautiful, because you are. Have a wonderful weekend! xo – g

sunnycalgirl said...

I realllllly needed this word today! I am kind of worn out from my job among other things.. Thank you!

missing moments said...

hugs hugs hugs! great reminder

ZeldaMom said...

Well, those words were just what I needed. Thank you! The photo of the flowers is simply gorgeous.

Brandy said...

Was referred to your blog by someone else. Thanks for the great reminder!

Carol Mattingly said...

Absolutely beautiful Mary. Thank you for all of your encouraging comments to love ourselves as much as others. It's supremely important. Carol

SKC said...

Gorgeous image.

Lynda said...

Oh yes!! Flowers are good for the soul. A lovely reminder too Mary! xo

Vicki W. Powell said...

Mary,
Your work and your blog has been one of the biggest inspirations for me to begin my own (very tentative) blog. Honestly, it feels like I'm exposing the most vulnerable parts of myself...a bit scarey. Thank you for your inspiration and for sharing your work with the world.
Lord bless!

Katy Noelle said...

I've come back to this post to soak it in, several times. I thought that I should comment, for once. But, what can I say? You said it so well and you know that I know this feeling. I want to give you a hug and say, "cheer up!"=]

Lisa RedWillow said...

Thanks for the reminder. Sometimes I need to read this also. Love your image Mary. So very beautiful. Wonderful Wonderful words.
xoxo

Lisa RedWillow said...

Georgianna is right Mary. You are and always have been.

cwoolley3317 said...

I love this photograph and I love flowers. Have to have them around in small vases from time to time. Look forward to exploring your blog. Great phrase to remember...

Country Girl said...

No truer words than here, my friend.

spread your wings said...

nice reminder. thanks