existing on coffee and flowers

i have my coffee cup in hand and i’m watching the blooming flowers out the window. i’m feeling perfectly happy on this sunny saturday morning (what a fine trio of words — sunny saturday morning has such a nice ring, don’t you think?)  i’ve been reading poetry, and feeling inspired to share some of my favorite words of wisdom from different authors, artists and poets.  hope the listing gets your morning off to a pleasant start ❤

“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” – Emerson

“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire.”— St. Catherine of Siena

“Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” – Camille Pissarro

“Don’t save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion.” — Thomas S. Monson

“It is a good and safe rule to sojourn to every place as if you meant to spend your life there, never omitting an opportunity of doing a kindness, or speaking a true word, or making a friend.” — John Ruskin

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale

“I was raised with the idea of beauty in a different way. To me, it is something that really comes out of you and surrounds you.” —Marion Cotillard

“The challenge for those of us who care about a hurting world is to tell stories which will carry the words of grace and hope in their bones.” — Katherine Paterson

“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. But in my opinion, this definition fails to recognize the inner strength and level of commitment required for us to actually speak honestly and openly about who we are and about our experiences, good and bad.” — Brené Brown

“I’ll treasure every day that I have with you. For I’ve known what life was like before you and..and since you, and as far as I’m concerned, these are two different lives. And one makes me so very much happier that the other.” — John Shors

“I can get my head turned by a good-looking guy as much as the next girl. But sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.” — Lisa Unger