January 25, 2012

Me

Me January 25, 2012 the day before my 21st wedding anniversary-yep 21 years. It's hard to believe. I've earned every gray hair and wrinkle on this face-it's who I am and nothing more, nothing less.

I've fought tooth and nail to avoid a photo of myself appearing anywhere in the remote proximity of my blog/Facebook etc,but well sooner or later it's bound to happen. Right? So, in honor of my new life mantra -here ya go-there now, somehow this is terrifying and liberating all at once.

My new mantra-
"Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side as long as you are true to the best that is in you!" Christian D. Larson~

13 comments:

Amy Warden said...

You're so beautiful, Michele!! It's so nice to finally meet you "face-to-face"!! I, for one, am definitely on your side. =hugs=

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

@ Amy,Thank you so much my sweet friend-it was really outside my box.I wonder if you can tell how mortified I was-I was all like"where do I look, do I smile-what?" I had a few photos taken for an online interview a friend of mine will be posting tomorrow.I tried to resist-a photo was just a request not a requirement,but I know that people have been wondering if I have a third eye or what-soooo, here I am worts and all.

The Soap Sister said...

Hey my beautiful friend -I just knew you were, even before I saw your pretty photo! :D I think it is a FABULOUS addition to your blog -so much more personal, and I think folks LOVE to have a face to go with the product. You made my day Sweetie! Hugs from Illinois, Beckster

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

Awww,garsh ya'll.((blush))Ive never in my life classified myself as beautiful-but thanks ever so much.

@Beckster- Thank you my sweet.((hugs))

Nitya said...

You are stunningly beautiful!! I have been visiting your blog for quite sometime, but couldn't leave a message...hoping it works today. That is a great new mantra! Thank you for such lovely posts...I always learn something from you. :)
Congratulations and a Happy Wedding Anniversary!!

Jennifer Young said...

I love this photo... so candid... black and white... so natural. Beautiful. I love finally seeing you!!! And your mantra? AWESOME. One of those things I may have to read each morning before starting my day.... Thank you!! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Oh, by the way... today is also my wedding anniversary... 5 years ago we were married! So we share the same wedding anniversary!! xo jen

Tara said...

A beautiful person to accompany a beautiful mantra. I think I will have to write your mantra in my journal.

Milla said...

Beautiful photo! Your mantra is also beautiful and it truly sums up my new outlook also. Thank you so much for sharing this. Have a wonderful day!

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

Oh my goodness, you guys are going to give me a big head. Srsly, I know several of you and you are all beautiful inside and out-thank you my soapy sisters.I'm so honored and glad to know you.

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

Oh,btw. I do have that mantra posted on the wall above my monitor and I read it every day. It sums up so much about the peace I need to find within myself, so that I can extend it to the others in my life. It's what I want to teach my children,it's the way I want to interact with loved ones,friends and acquaintances. I'm striving to take that journey each and every day.

Cindi @ Rustique Art said...

I think you are a beautiful and talented artist. So nice to meet you face to face.

Blessings,
Cindi