Tag Archives: Kindness

Do Your Best Anyway

12 Sep

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

Mother Teresa

Happy International Women’s Day!

8 Mar

“I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.”
~ Mohandas Gandhi

Today is International Women’s Day. It is a day to celebrate the feminine energy that gives us so much love in life. For men, it is a day to show how much the women in your lives mean to you; for women, it is a day to rejoice the goddess within.

Once, in a yoga/spirituality class, my teacher asked us to write down what it means for us to be a goddess. Here is what being a goddess means to me:

Kindness

Understanding

Care

Nature

Love

Laughter

Dance

Touch

Softness

Lightness

Wisdom

Flow

Water

Earth

Patience

Healing

Air

Song

Rhythm

Movement

Creation

Courage

Faith

Beauty

Humility

Breath

Energy

Life

Peace

Imagination

 

What does being a goddess mean to you?

Welcome to Love Out Loud!

4 Jan

Welcome to Love Out Loud!

I am so excited and happy to be starting this blog, which is all about making the most of life’s little pleasures. For most of my life, I have lived in London – a multicultural city with tons of fascinating things to discover. However, it is also an economic and business capital, which means that life is in a constant rush. We run around from place to place, from person to person, from activity to activity, from interest to interest, from hobby to hobby, from friend to friend…even thinking about it makes me dizzy! Anyone who has ever lived, worked or studied in London knows that it is difficult to find a way to pause for a minute.

It is exactly for this reason that I have started this blog: it is like a remote control for me, which will allow me to hit the pause button, look around and fully take in all the beauty around me. And to share it with you.

This blog will be about noticing the little details that change the big picture. It will be about appreciating the things that we normally take for granted. It will be about recognising the things that often get overlooked, but that truly matter. It will be about admitting unconventional truths. It will be about being grateful. It will be about making the most of every moment. It will be about being honest. It will be about voicing our love out loud.

So let’s go and get all these things! As it is said in a Zen poem:

I want my life to be one of love, not rage. Kindness, not contempt. Joy, not suffering.
I want to be alive and present in this moment, not lost in thought and delusion.