"Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." — Franz Kafka

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Today I am a year older.
Do I feel older? No.
Do I look older, maybe more wise? Probably not.
Have I reached the peak of my 20's? I sure hope not.
This morning didn't feel any different from any other morning, so I did what I do most mornings.

The morning was quiet with the company of tea, just as I wanted.
I started to browse through some of my favorite blogs trying to catch up on the readings and I came across this wonderful quote from one of my favorite bloggers, Cup of Joe.

"It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see ourselves. We don’t watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chests rising and falling with our own rhythm. We don’t see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. You don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when you’re laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly yourself."

After reading this quote I decided to challenge myself this next year to look at myself through the eyes of others.
It's tricky and almost feels vain, but I feel by doing this I will be setting myself up better for the rest of life.
It is like starting anti-wrinkling cream before the wrinkles come, one step ahead.
I am excited to see what life brings and what I can bring to life; more understanding, care, forgiveness, self-acceptance and laughter.


  1. I love this quote! Good post Kati. Happy Birthday! I love you.

  2. I love the quote, too! So good. I love you, too!


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