Monday's Child

be who you are, and be that well (saint francis)

I can get my head turned by a good-looking guy as much as the next girl. But sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.

—Lisa Unger (via thatkindofwoman)

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If this isn’t love, I don’t know what is.  This Sunday, Dec. 22, Lanakila MacNaughton ( @fevvvvaa ) is presenting her show, The Women’s Moto Exhibit, at the Riverside Art Museum in CA. Head over to ironandair.com/journal for more info and new images from Lana.

distinguishedcompany:

If this isn’t love, I don’t know what is. This Sunday, Dec. 22, Lanakila MacNaughton ( @fevvvvaa ) is presenting her show, The Women’s Moto Exhibit, at the Riverside Art Museum in CA. Head over to ironandair.com/journal for more info and new images from Lana.

Someone once told me a story about long term relationships. To think of them as a continent to explore. I could spend a lifetime backpacking through Africa, and I would still never know all there is to know about that continent. To stay the course, to stay intentional, to stay curious and connected – that’s the heart of it. But it’s so easy to lose track of the trail, to get tired, to want to give up, or to want a new adventure. It can be so easy to lose sight of the goodness and mystery within the person sitting right in front of you.

—Joy Williams  (via awelltraveledwoman)

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