Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie, author of Codependent No More

Gratitude: Louie Schwartzberg at TEDxSF

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DIY Open Front Chain and Spikes Necklace Tutoial from Gina Michele. A metal choker is used - just turned backwards. I really like this necklace and tutorial because I haven’t seen it as a DIY anywhere. You can find Gina Michele’s pretty DIY Lace Sleeve Tee Shirt restyle here.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Open Front Chain and Spikes Necklace Tutoial from Gina Michele. A metal choker is used - just turned backwards. I really like this necklace and tutorial because I haven’t seen it as a DIY anywhere. You can find Gina Michele’s pretty DIY Lace Sleeve Tee Shirt restyle here.

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To live abroad, particularly for work, particularly in isolation, inspires a particular kind of surrealism. I wake up around seven from the church bells clanging across the street; I brush my teeth, walk down the hill to work, spend all day with my colleagues and students. At night I go back to the gîte, smoke a cigarette off my balcony, and fall asleep feeling empty, alone, and strange. It feels rude to say I am sad here: there is nothing to be sad about. I am working a dream job, in a beautiful place. But as it is easy to be lonely in a crowd, so it is easy to be depressed in southern France.
Recommended Reading: Larissa Pham on Michael Cunningham’s The Hours. You could also read Holloway McCandless on the author’s By Nightfall. (via millionsmillions)

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