Thursday, 14 February 2013

Be a Star



Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

February 12 entry in Simple Abundance is about trusting yourself.  Remember that feeling as a kid?  Not worrying what anyone else thought.  Wearing the multi-coloured headscarf in a gigantic bow just because you liked it and it made you happy.  You didn't worry that other people might think you looked silly, you wore it because you liked it and because it was fun and pretty and made you happy.

I miss that.  I want to feel like that again.  To just love what I love, be confident in my choices and be free from worrying about other people's opinions.

I want to be the star hanging in my damp garden, catching the little pieces of sunshine, wearing the red ribbon because it's pretty.  Moving out of my designated 'cookie cutter' role, finding the beauty in the world and letting it shine through me.

Who's in?


Image processed using Kim Klassen texture daisy from the Downton II Collection.
Created for Beyond Beyond.

23 comments:

  1. Oh Becs, this is fantastic!!! Both the cookie cutter on the branch and the thoughts about being ones self! Yep I want to be there with you.

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  2. What a great idea on our prompt...beautiful. I hope the stars shine brightly for you....and that your Valentine's Day is extra special. Such a great idea and image.

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  3. Love that light on the cookie cutter. Yes, it would be nice if we could be more childlike or at least I know I wish I could be that more. Happy Valentines Day

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  4. Love your idea I'm with you .... Happy Valentine's...

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  5. I'm with you -- I want to just live without caring what anyone else thinks...the only "think" that matters is what I think about myself. Here is to us just trusting ourselves and being ourselves! xo

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  6. sweet... special... lovely....

    happy Valentines my friend...xo

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  7. Becs_great shot_great message! My favorite part...the red ribbon :)

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  8. I love that you hung a cookie cutter star in your garden! I know what you mean about childhood. I think my self-confidence peaked at age 11. What happened then? I started "growing up," I guess. It took decades to begin to rediscover myself. I think you are ahead of the curve.

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  9. Lovely image! So full of hope and light! I was raised to always be careful of what others thought of us! This is something that is still hard for me. I would love to join you in this journey to be confidant and free of worry!! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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  10. A beautiful subject and a lovely message. The lighting on the ribbon and the bokeh are just perfect.

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  11. Oh, so pretty! Love that light on you star cookie cutter. :)
    Have a lovely Valentine's Day!

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  12. I love this - the perfect image to illustrate your heart-felt words. I admire your determination to "letting it shine through me". You are an inspiration.

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  13. I just love the way this is dancing in the light. Gorgeous photo...

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  14. I am so in...beautiful, both words and images!

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  15. Your words, your image are just so beautiful. Very glad I stopped here today.

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  16. Oh, I love the ligth in your image!

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  17. The light is magic! (Don't you love it when this happens?)

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  18. This is lovely, great quote (now in my collection) you've done a stunning job

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  19. What a wonderful post, Becs, and I just love your photo!

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  20. Beautiful image...beautiful words:)

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