You are not what has happened to you

wood blocks that spell the word LOVE

“You are not what has happened to you. Only Love has the final word in who you are.” ~James Finley

Never let yourself buy into the illusion that are you just a collection of the things that have happened to you. Those things may shape us, but they are never who we are. Only Love—the Love that loves us totally, completely, unconditionally, and without end—knows who we truly are (and loves us anyway).

Creating beauty

a yellow flower against a blue-green background

“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.” ~Alice Walker

Beauty comes in many forms—from music to visual art to the written word to a well-cooked meal to a kind word or deed.

What kind of beauty will you create today? In offering that beauty to the world, you will find that you are also restoring your own soul.