Affirmation for May 29, 2014: Beauty Beholder

People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.- Salma HayekThought of the day:Being part of a society means, to a certain degree, caring about how others perceive us. But the flipside of that very concept is that we ourselves are the ones doing the perceiving. When we see something negative, we often tell ourselves a negative story full of assumptions and speculations.But we do have the power to put a positive spin on things, and give the world the benefit of the doubt and a smile. Tell yourself a positive story about the world around you, and the world within you.Have a happy day!TeamDS
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Beholding the beauty all around us, refreshes the spirit. Often it\'s the simple things we pass in our hurried, hectic day. A humble dandilion stretching to the sun or birdsong drowned out by traffic noise. My beloved Grandma embroidered a sampler which hung in our home when we were growing up. I have it still, It\'s words speak Summer, and renewal of Spirit to me. I share it here. Peace to all.

The kiss of the sun for pardon
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer God\'s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth
-Dorothy Gurney 1858-1932