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A Lil’ Inspiration #41

Description is in the body of the post“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

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Quote is from The King Center

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A Lil’ Inspiration #39

Image description is in the body of the post.“This bright, new day… complete with 24 hours of opportunities, choices, and attitudes a perfectly matched set of 1440 minutes. This unique gift, this one day, cannot be exchanged, replaced or refunded. Handle with care. Make the most of it. There is only one to a customer.”
~Unknown

Description: www.boldblindbeauty.com template with Abigail (Abby) to the left of the quote. Abby is an illustration of a stylish fashion icon who walks in confidence, handbag in one hand, white cane in the other and her exquisite hairstyle floats about her head. She is wearing heels with a dress made of individual panels resembling overlapping banana leaves. The dress panels gently curve from her nipped in waist to just above the knee

Have a great weekend!!

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A Lil’ Inspiration #38

Passion Is Fire

“Like a raging forest fire, let your passion burn so bright and hot it consumes all the fears in your path.” ~Abby

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Image: www.boldblindbeauty.com template with Abigail (Abby) in the background. Abby is an illustration of a stylish fashion icon who walks in confidence, handbag in one hand, white cane in the other and her exquisite hairstyle floats about her head. She is wearing heels with a dress made of individual panels resembling overlapping banana leaves. The dress panels gently curve from her nipped in waist to just above the knee.

 

Disclaimer: The white cane icon “Abigail B. (Abby)” is copyrighted and was specifically created for, and is the property of, Bold Blind Beauty and Abigail Style, LLC and is not a replacement for the nationally recognized white cane icon.

Abigail (Abby) and her back story are a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, events, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

 

 

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A Lil’ Inspiration #36

No Limits

“Never let anyone dampen your spirit. Just because they say “it can’t be done” doesn’t mean you can’t do it!! Trust yourself!” ~Bold Blind Beauty

Remember, they have no vested interest in you if they don’t know the real you or understand your capabilities! Keep on being you, there’s no one else in the world like you.

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A Lil’ Inspiration #34

Portrait of Dalai Lama is about the quoted text.“Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or nonbelieving, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference.” ~ Dalai Lama
#we #people #humanity #equality
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A Lil’ Inspiration #30

Want To Be Outstanding? Wear Confidence

“It’s not about what size you wear. It’s about how you wear your size.”

Abigail (Abby) is in the background of the text with her white cane and handbag.

You can be a size 2 and be totally uncomfortable in the clothes you wear. Likewise, you can be a size 22 and be completely at ease in your attire.

Being comfortable in your skin is the first step to confidence. Let your confidence be the determining factor in how you present yourself to the world. When you are able to confidently let your true self shine through, appearance becomes secondary.

Have a nice Thursday!!

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A Lil’ Inspiration #29

Illustration of a dainty coffee filled china cup & saucer in a floral pattern “May you rest in the space of “good enough.” You are good. You are enough. You are sufficient in this moment, just as you are. You deserve goodness and kindness and hope and help. This is my wish for you. ~Nanea Hoffman, Sweatpants & Coffee

There are no other words to add here except ditto! Have a blessed day.

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A Lil’ Inspiration #26

“I am strong, because I’ve been weak. I am fearless, because I’ve been afraid. I am wise, because I’ve been foolish.” ~Anonymous
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End this week on a positive note. Believe in yourself and don’t let anyone diminish you or your story. You are a warrior who must think of your struggles as the resistance that will increase your strength. No matter the battle formulate a plan, stoke your ferociousness, face it, then fight to the finish. You will come out on the other side a conqueror.

Have a very nice weekend!
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A Lil’ Inspiration #23

Deeper Insight

Mel is seated with her arms around her beautiful Golden retriever“Blindness has made it much easier to be silent which is my nature. I do not have all the distractions sighted people have forced upon them. I could easily create distractions for myself with the radio or television but then the opportunity for introspection would be missed.” ~Mel Scott, Founder, www.blindalive.com

Blind Alive is the Eyes-Free Fitness, well-described audio workouts designed for the blind and low vision community. “Our goal is to eliminate the obstacles that stand between you and good health.”

Image: Mel is seated with her arms around her beautiful Golden retriever

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A Lil’ Inspiration #22

Giving In Is Not Giving Up

“2009 marked my last unsuccessful vitrectomy. “I’m sorry there’s no more we can do for you” the doctor’s voice was like a distant echo and just like that I was declared legally blind.”

Professional business headshot photo of me In June of this year, it will be eight years since I was declared legally blind. If someone would have told me prior to my eye issues that I would survive without seeing I would have told them “no way!” I am so thankful reality is so much better than the fears I drummed up prior to my sight loss.

I can’t lie, going from darn near perfect correctable vision to no longer being able to see the eye chart was scary. So many questions like how am I going to work, how will I be able to remain independent, how can I do the things I used to do, how will I enjoy life? For many long days and nights, I was paralyzed with the fear of facing the unknown and I never felt so alone. Then something amazing happened…

I gave in. I didn’t give up. Once I faced my fear it opened the door to new and exciting opportunities. I learned how to use assistive devices to maintain my independence, keep my job, and navigate the world on my own. I got heavily involved with several blindness organizations working for justice while simultaneously breaking down stereotypes and most importantly, I now have the most amazing people in my life I would not have met if I did not experience sight loss.

Blindness is not the worse thing that can happen to a person. Never underestimate your resilience through any challenge. You are far more capable of not only continuing onward but thriving as you move forward.

Happy Friday & Have a great weekend!!