It is our flaws that add depth, beauty and humanity to our lives.
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It is our flaws that add depth, beauty and humanity to our lives. -Kelly McNelis

To see yourself as a victim of past wrongs is to deny your power in the present moment.
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To see yourself as a victim of past wrongs is to deny your power in the present moment. -Kelly McNelis

Exerting choice makes you the heroine of your own life.
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Exerting choice makes you the heroine of your own life. -Kelly McNelis

Creativity is a delightfully messy business.
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Creativity is a delightfully messy business. -Kelly McNelis

The best discoveries are made when we let go of our preconceived notions about reality.
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The best discoveries are made when we let go of our preconceived notions about reality. -Kelly McNelis

In agreeing to shine, you turn on other people's light.
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In agreeing to shine, you turn on other people’s light. -Kelly McNelis

You are a unique individual by virtue of the fact that the story you have to tell is nothing like anybody else's.
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You are a unique individual by virtue of the fact that the story you have to tell is nothing like anybody else’s. -Kelly McNelis

Until we have seen someone's darkness, we don't really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone's darkness, we don't really know what love is.
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Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is. -Marianne Williamson

I am in the mood to dissolve in the sky.
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I am in the mood to dissolve in the sky. -Virginia Woolf

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.
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I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. -Susan Sontag

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
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Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. -Maya Angelou

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
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People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom? -Thich Nhat Hanh

Some people say they feel very small when they think about space. I felt more expansive, very connected to the universe.
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Some people say they feel very small when they think about space. I felt more expansive, very connected to the universe. -Mae Jennison

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. -Helen Keller

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.
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At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can. -Frida Kahlo

Beauty is whatever brings joy.
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Beauty is whatever brings joy. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. -Confucius

Claiming your truth gives you permission to be exactly who you are.
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Claiming your truth gives you permission to be exactly who you are. -Kelly McNelis

I have come to drag you out of yourself and take you in my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had and lift you like a prayer to the sky.
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I have come to drag you out of yourself and take you in my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had and lift you like a prayer to the sky. -Rumi

I like stories where women save themselves.
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I like stories where women save themselves. -Neil Gaiman

I like to put myself in risky situations-at least in terms of challenging myself. I do my best when I'm intimidated by confronting the unknown.
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I like to put myself in risky situations-at least in terms of challenging myself. I do my best when I’m intimidated by confronting the unknown. -Lupita Nyungo’o

Get really good at being rejected, and don't take it personally. I'm still learning how to do this. I get rejected all the time. But you have to roll with the punches and improvise your life.
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Get really good at being rejected, and don’t take it personally. I’m still learning how to do this. I get rejected all the time. But you have to roll with the punches and improvise your life. -Lola Kirke

When the past has passed from you at last, let go. Then climb down and begin the rest of your life, with great joy.
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When the past has passed from you at last, let go. Then climb down and begin the rest of your life, with great joy. -Elizabeth Gilbert

The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time.
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The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time. -Brene Brown

Let the cracks between things widen until they are no longer cracks but the new places for things.
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Let the cracks between things widen until they are no longer cracks but the new places for things. -Colson Whitehead