1.28.2011

Reminder

There have been some stories in the news lately that have been a good reminder to appreciate the people I have around me in the present. I think it is important to say how you feel, always forgive, and spend quality time with people you love because experiences and making memories with the ones we love really are the most meaningful things we can do with our lives.

May this weekend bring you time to do something fun, relax, and be around the people you love.




"The difference between holding on to hurt or releasing it with forgiveness is the difference between laying your head at night on a pillow filled with thorns or a pillow filled with rose petals."
-Loren Fischer


"He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass."
-George Herbert


"We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies."
-Voltaire


"Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were."
-Cherie Carter-Scott


"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you."
-Unknown

34 comments:

shopgirl said...

This is true. I'm working on all of these. Thanks for the reminder.

Cheers Sweetie!

xo

marian said...

That's EXACTLY how I'd want to relax this weekend! Very inspiring pictures...
Bye,
have a relaxing weekend yourself,
Marian

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I love thesen thought-provoking quotes, especially the first two. Warmly hope you are well and happy xx

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

Get me a couch ... pronto! Happy weekend! :)

Debby said...

What a beautiful message! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo

Martina said...

This is a lovely post! The pictures are adorable and the quotes just so true - yes, dare to love, baby! Have a fantastic weekend!

thingsIlove said...

What a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing. :)

Stacey said...

I love the message behind this post! The images are stunning too. Happy weekend to you! XX

Googlover/keishua said...

Forgiveness is such a freeing thing. I love these quotes and images.

Bela said...

WOW! What a great weekend will come after those wonderful words!!! I love them all!!! My pencil was writing each one fastly!!! I may keep them in a safe place!!
May your weekend be the best, sweet friend! Filled with all joy and happiness you deserve!!
DO not wory about the internet problem. Let it be! Things will be all right!
Much love to you!!!
Love U!! Bela

Style Attic said...

Your blog is looking ravishing!!! Your beautiful quotes are so wonderful chosen, as is the art. I'm sure those that spend this weekend with you are truly blessed :) XO, Kelly

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Beautiful quotes and all so true. Hope you have a lovely weekend, honey. Oh and I'm loving the new look :) xoxo

Mo Pie, Please said...

What a beautiful post. Have a great weekend full of those you love!

photohogger said...

You have no idea how much these words mean to me today. :) Thank you Shawna! Have a wonderful weekend.

Jennifer said...

So powerful and true. Thank you for this beautiful post.

I hope you have an excellent weekend!! :)

minnja said...

looks so great :)

http://minnja.blogspot.com/

Gloria said...

Gorgeous!!! I love all of these quotes on forgiveness too. Soooo very true!!!

Have a happy weekend my friend...:)

XOXO Gloria

cb said...

great post and spending time with the people i love this weekend while relaxing too!

xo,
cb

D. Marie said...

Great quotes and photos. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. LOVE!

Answer My Dream said...

This is the most beautiful blog post I've read in a long time. I find it so hard to forgive sometimes, the quotes you've posted have really helped me see a light. Thank you <3.

Laurel Lee Creativity said...

oh my goodness! all these photos are SO beautiful!

S and O said...

that's a cool quote there...I love the pictures you used for this post :)
xoxo
Olivia

Signe said...

That first image is just the best :)
Happy Saturday!!

Elle Sees said...

i wish i looked so lovely sitting on a couch

Rosie said...

Oh dear heart, this is a hard lesson to learn...but once practiced, you will never look back. To harbor ill will is exhausting...once TRUE forgiveness is gifted, it is SO rejuvenating and uplifting.

Ahhh, then it has started my dear...your first WHITE chair...YIPPEE!! Are you a "slip cover" girl, or are you an "upholstery cleaner" kinda girl. After MANY years and much expense, I FINALLY invested in an upholstery cleaner(not expensive,under $100, I think)...and EVERY time I use it, I wonder why I waited SO long.
Glad to hear all is well in your neck of the woods...love when you stop by for tea...hugs...Rosie

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Oh darling this is so true. Thank you for the images and words.

Have a lovely week xox

Marie said...

What a beautiful post, thanks for sharing!:D

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Your first paragraph should be quoted... so very true! I love the images that you pulled! Perfect.

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a beautiful post and so true..Thanks, sweetie Hope you had a great weekend:)
Kisses

this free bird said...

Even though I'm reading this on Monday, it is an excellent reminder. Hope you had a great weekend, Shawna :)

xo,
C

Kavery said...

The first photos is what I feel like on Mondays!! Just kidding but love it all the same

georgia~gigi said...

Poppie Girl, what wonderful qoutes, and images of course!
Hope you had a great weekend! Did you get all your furniture put together, you poor girl!
I have missed you so! Life has been really busy lately!
love ya
gi gi

Annie said...

These quotes are all so, so true and such great reminders... thank you Shawna

Kelly said...

love the new look on your blog!

I love everything about this post and totally agree with you!