the importance is in trying

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Life can be really hard sometimes, really amazing sometimes, uplifting, heartbreaking, thrilling, boring, lame, terrifying, sometimes . . .  sometimes . . . sometimes . . .

I saw this quote on Pinterest. Cliche? Maybe. But it means, “The importance is in trying.” French, no less. I’m no expert in French, but the phrase is just so comforting.

Anyways, I guess I’m just saying this: Keep trying. That’s what matters.

Adieu.

xoxo,

the bbb blogger

flower power, pink peonies power

Dear reader,

Peonies just scream classiness, don’t they? Well, probably not scream, but you get the idea.

One day, I just hope to have a garden full of pink peonies!

They really are such romantic flowers, but I find a power in their beauty, in their elegance, in their essence.

xoxo,

the bbb blogger

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5 Ways to Be Weird: Lessons Learned from Cats

“Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset.”

True or false?

Joss Whedon said it. It must be true.

Quest time. How do you even find your weirdness? What if you don’t think you’re weird? Is not being weird weird? You’re probably worried now that you don’t have a great asset.

Have no fear! Take advice from cats.

5 Ways to Be Weird: Lessons Learned from Cats

1. Embrace your inner, wild animal. Don’t let anybody intimidate you! Their opinion doesn’t matter, anyway.

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2. Smile. Embrace your weird smile or laugh or giggle. Whether or not you think it’s weird, you’ll make others smile, too.

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3. Sleep. Nap. More. Anywhere. Not only will you look weird, but you’ll encourage others to embrace weird sleeping times and locations, as well.

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4. Transport yourself. Does that even make sense? Anway, maybe how you get places helps define who you are. You can be “that guy” who drives a golf cart or “that girl” who gets around in a wheelchair or “that kid” that only hops on one foot everywhere. Oh, you’re so cool. I mean, weird.

If anything, at least while you are busy getting around, allow yourself time to ponder and to consider who you really are.

This cat uses the transportation system the right way. (image from here)

5. Clean. Cleanliness is next to weirdliness, right? Maybe not. But it can be! Whether you like to clean or not, doesn’t matter. It’s how you clean that matters. Cats clean themselves with their tongues. Now, it would be really weird if you did that. However, I’m suggesting something more like listening to certain songs when dusting or doing yoga when doing the dishes. Do your thing.

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Anyways, here are just 5 ideas. Only 5! These tips are just stepping stones to help you find your greatest asset—your weirdness. And you don’t have to take my word for it. 🙂

Do you have any tips of how you find your weirdness ?

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One Year Anniversary

Exactly one year ago, I started my blog! What started out as a class assignment has turned into a beautiful blog! ❤ Thank you for your support. Celebrate with me! Do something beautiful, for yourself, for someone you love, for a stranger, whatever! Then post in the comments below. What did you do? I wanna know!

Thanks! 🙂  I hope you all have had a beautiful year.

xoxo,

the bbb blogger

happiness secret

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“In the story The Little Prince, the fox was wiser than he knew when he said, “Now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, trans. Katherine Woods [1943], 70). The odyssey to happiness lies in the dimension of the heart. Such a journey is made on stepping-stones of selflessness, wisdom, contentment, and faith. The enemies of progress and fulfillment are such things as self-doubt, a poor self-image, self-pity, bitterness, and despair. By substituting simple faith and humility for these enemies, we can move rapidly in our search for happiness.”

~James E. Faust, “Our Search for Happiness”

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