Friday, April 3, 2015

These are Rumi's words on my necklace. 

As someone who was bullied in school and struggles with low self-esteem, I know the long-term scars that come from formidable experiences - but also the wisdom and strength that they can bring. 

As a mother now of two, I look for everyday opportunities to help them recognize and appreciate what's beautiful in everyone. We tend to catalog the weaknesses, mistakes and flaws in others and in ourselves - our kids watch us do it and they pick it up faster than it takes us to teach them a math equation. 

Yet "the only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart" and what endures are the inner qualities and the passions we nurture.

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