#FridayFantasy . . . . you can wrap up love in a hug.

You can’t wrap love in a box,
but you can wrap up love in a hug.

~ Author Unknown ❤️☀

Text & image source: Mitra Shahidi

. . . . When our wounds cease to be a source of shame,

Nobody escapes being wounded. We are all wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is not, ‘How can we hide our wounds?’ so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but ‘How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?’ When our wounds cease to be a source of shame, and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers.

~~Henri Nouwen

Text & image source: Pebbles of Joy

. . . . and Laura spoke

Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.

~ Laura Ingalls Wilder(1867 – 1957)

Artwork: Vincent Van Gogh
Image source: Garden of Bright Images

It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us
and they spend most of it 
waiting for us to come home each day. 
It is amazing 
how much love and laughter they bring into our lives 
and even how much closer we become with each other 
because of them.

– John Grogan

Text & image source: Precious World

Empathy has no script…

Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. 
It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment,
emotionally connecting, and communicating
that incredibly healing message of 
“you’re not alone.” 

~Brene Brown

Text & image source: Contemplative Monk

Simply let go!

When you know something or someone in your life is unhealthy or unproductive, that you
have grown beyond where they are and where they want to keep you, you must let go. If you
tell yourself you do not see it when you do, or if you tell yourself it will get better, you are not
being honest with yourself. Stop trying to fix things or change things. Simply let go.

~ Iyanla Vanzant

Text & image credit: Iyanla Vanzant