September 1

I’m worthy enough, beautiful enough, and I don’t need anything else to feel whole. -Unknown

When we truly feel whole inside is when we own our beauty and inner strength. Each of us has our own standards for what makes us happy and how we want to live our lives. Those standards are formed and shaped by our own experiences through trial and error. We are meant to constantly evolve and adjust these standards as we change and grow. When you stay true to your voice and your deepest self you will always be whole.

Goal: Today, keep in mind that you don’t need anyone else to complete you because you complete yourself.

August 31

Give what you want to receive. If you want happiness, make others happy. -Russell Simmons

It’s a simple law of attraction that you get back what you put out into the universe. The more love you give, the more love you attract. The more love you attract, the more love you receive. When we put good energy into the world, we feel good. We make those around us feel good.

Goal: Be a shining example of every value and ideal you hold dear to your heart.

August 30

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it on living someone else’s life. -Steve Jobs 

As I started gaining success as an artist I would use the level of that success to measure my own happiness. But as I continued on this path I realized that there were so many ups and downs. I would never be happy with myself if I allowed other people’s perceptions and opinions to define who I am. I’m so thankful that I have the strength and self-love to handle my highs and lows.

Goal: Find YOUR strength in self-love. And don’t let other people’s opinions define you.

August 29

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months overanalyzing a situation, trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened…or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on. -Tupac

If you spend your thoughts and days living in the past, you will find you aren’t happy because you’re missing out on all the joy and wonder in the present. Zone in on this moment right now. Focus on your breathing and be thankful for where you are. We tend to look in the past and future when our joy is actually right under our nose.

Goal: If you spend too much time living in the past, you aren’t able to live in the now. Make an effort to move forward today.

August 28

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. -Aristotle

We don’t give ourselves enough credit for all the courage we have inside ourselves. Perhaps some have more than others, but at the end of the day, even if you tried and failed, you have already won. You tried and that takes more courage than anything else.

Goal: Do your very best in everything you do today.



Unnamed lake above the Dosewallips Valley on Flickr.
"I opened my door for you and you came in and burned my house down."
my lungs are filling with smoke but i cant leave (via insanosylum)