And We’re Back..

DAY 253


“We need men who can dream of things that never were.” – John F. Kennedy

“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” – Seneca

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” — Irish proverb

Sun and rain, so different. Yet, only by working together do they create harmony and life. –Fa Zhou (Mulan II)

Today will be known as the day I discovered that “Dimples are actually caused by a facial muscle called the zygomaticus major, being abnormally short!” My favorite muscle has revealed the reason as to why I hold it so dear. Plus it’s a fun word to say!

I am thankful for: the return of loved ones after being away on vacation.



The Journey Forward..

DAY 252


“I’m always mentally photographing everything as practice.” ~ Minor White

“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise.” – Harvey Mackay

The last one rings true for me especially today. I met some great people today in clinic and they left with words of praise, saying they felt much better than they expected to. That always makes me feel wonderful and is a great sense of encouragement as I continue my journey to becoming a licensed massage therapist.

This afternoon, I took a much needed rest. (Hence the photo for the day.)

I am thankful for: kind words.


Why Grow Up?..

DAY 251


I’m starting to revert to little kid behaviors: getting lots of rest, playing a lot, & having a lot of fun! Why grow up? – Tara Stiles

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill

“To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.” – James Allen

Being a kid is too much fun! Don’t lose your child-like sense of wonder & kindness. I was reminded of that today.

Tried out an awesome new place to eat today with M – Nanataco. I highly recommend you pay them a visit!

I am thankful for: reminders from kids.


Fierce Curiosity..

DAY 250


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tsu

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.” – Martha Graham Martha Graham

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” ~James Thurber

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein

Be fiercely curious. Love deeply. And have dance parties!

I am thankful for: dance parties.


Body, Mind, & Spirit..

DAY 249


“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” – Leo Buscaglia

“You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.” – Dale Carnegie

“Use what talents you possess; The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” – Henry Van Dyke

Practice yoga to calm the mind, strengthen the body & free the spirit. You are your body, mind and spirit all together. – Tara Stiles

I am thankful for: words of wisdom.


Leafin’ It..

DAY 248


“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

“If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.” – David Viscott

I really love pictures of leaves! And this song..Enjoy!

I am thankful for: yellow leaves.


Simple Sunset..

DAY 247


“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” – Victoria Holt

“Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.” – W. Clement Stone

“Freedom is instantaneous the moment we accept things as they are.” ~Karen Maezen Miller

“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin

Vacation was wonderful, but today it was back to the real world. And there was a beautiful sunset to cap it off!

I am thankful for: simplicity.