Wednesday, May 25, 2016

today, celebrate the ones who have brought love into your life!!!



"life without love,
is no life at all."
da vinci



 Happy Anniversary to my wonderful and wacky parents!!!! 
XXXX

who seem to have a thing about glasses ... XXXX



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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May this dress make us fearless!!!

dresscollage ©virginiafitzgerald 2016

“The journey of life is 
amazingly beautiful 
if you take it as a fearless adventure.” 

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Monday, May 23, 2016

May this dress reminds us of our ecstatic state of being!!


Stop acting so small. 
You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Rumi

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

May this dress bring us trust in the ebbs and flows of our journey ...

dressproject dress 3, wells beach, ME (2006) 

Never give up, 
for that is just the place and time 
that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe


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Friday, May 20, 2016

today, let us be mindful of our thoughts! XX

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We are what our thoughts have made us; 
so take care about what you think. 
Words are secondary. 
Thoughts live; they travel far. 

Swami Vivekananda

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

May this dress give us strength for our personal journeys ....

'treacherous ...' (2008)

It is not the mountain we conquer 
but ourselves. 

Edmund Hillary










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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Today remember the importance of being messy!!! X

paintchip art 2/100

“Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived...Tidiness makes me think of held breath, of suspended animation... Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist's true friend. What people somehow forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here.” 

This morning as I was pondering what to post for today's inspiration and I thought of Anne Lamott's father's wonderful advice to his son who was freaking out at the kitchen table.  She tells the story of her father's reminder to approach all things, especially overwhelming things, with a 'one thing at a time' approach; bird by bird. Needless to say, I am facing overwhelming to-do lists that have me quaking in the corners of my apartment :)

But as happens many times with my dailydress inspiration postings, as I was searching for the 'bird by bird' reference, I found this other quote by Anne Lamott and it was the quote I REALLY needed to hear today.  The idea that life is messy and messiness is a part of living (you see I am messy, but I get a lot of heat for my messes) 

So today let's celebrate our messes as they help us to discover the who and why of us!!! 

And for good measure, here is the reference to the 'bird by bird' method ...

"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. [It] was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said. 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"

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Monday, May 16, 2016

May this dress remind you that you are wonderful!!! beginning and end, -- no apologies, no regrets!!!

dress #23 'arrival' (2011)
from the dailydress journal
dailydressproject.blogspot.com/2011/03/arrival.html

Accept everything about yourself -- 
I mean everything, you are you and that is the beginning and the end 
-- no apologies, no regrets.
Clark Moustakas


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Sunday, May 15, 2016

May this dress remind us to relax ... to meditate!!

dressart on a paintchip: chinapink RL4029

your mind will answer most questions 
if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. 
william s. burroughs




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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!!


God could not be everywhere 
and therefore he made mothers.  
Jewish Proverb

"...In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace." Julia Ward Howe


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