Don’t Miss Out…

You can’t skip chapters, that’s not how life works. You have to read every line, meet every character. You won’t enjoy all of it. Hell, some chapters will make you cry for weeks. You will read things you don’t want to read, you will have moments when you don’t want the pages to end. But you have to keep going. Stories keep the world revolving. Live yours…don’t miss out ❤ ~Courtney Peppernell

DeSoto Falls - Nov 2018

Photo: DeSoto Falls, Dahlonega, GA.


The Unforgettable Marks….

It’s not the things we have, the money we make, the photos we take or the popularity we gain that defines us.  It’s the unforgettable marks we make on others hearts and lives that will cause us to bloom.  It’s leaving people a little bit better off that matters.   – The Better Man Project


Rock Painting – My Art -JP

Happy Right Now…

At the end of the day, fate is a funny thing.  It turns up when you don’t really expect it.  It’s like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed.  The castle, well, it may not be a castle.  and it’s not so important…happy ever after, just that it’s happy right now.

See…once in a while, once in a blue moon….people will surprise you, and once in a while….people may even take your breath away.     ~ Meredith Grey


Don’t Give Up…

“Put your hand on your heart,” the old man said.  “Inside you, there is a power, there are ideas, thoughts that no one has ever thought of, there is the strength to love, purely and intensely, and to have someone love you back  –  there is the power to make people happy, and to make people laugh  –  it’s full compliments, and the power to change lives and futures.  Don’t forget that power, and don’t ever give up on it.”    ~ Atticus

(photo credit:  D.D.  Sunset, Keehi Lagoon, Honolulu, O’ahu)

Keehi Lagoon

Wonderful As Sunsets…

People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.  When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.”  I don’t try to control a sunset.  I watch with awe as it unfolds.   ~ Carl R. Rogers

(picture – O’ahu, HI)


Our Loving Center…

“What’s difficult in life is to stay centered when somebody does or says something that tempts us to close our hearts because their heart is closed.  That is hard.  But that is also how we grow.  We go through those circumstances in order to evolve into people who can hold to our loving center no matter what the world throws us.”   ~ Marianne Williamson

(picture – Pearl Bay on Lake Lanier, GA)


This Is Important…

And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!”  And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”    ~Iain Thomas

(picture – Mahukona, Big Island, HI)


Today, Tomorrow, Now…

Good Things…Big, old trees (the ones that look like they’ve live through all the hardships in life yet they’re still standing there, stronger than ever).  People who just accept you. Space, for always putting our problems in perspective.  Water and freshly squeezed juice. Being able to  hear/or feel someone else’s heartbeat.  Star dust and the moon.  Candy that crackles and pops in your mouth. Swings, lamps, post cards.  The human body.  Flowers growing in the cracks of pavements.  Lying on the floor with the music turned up to maximum volume.  Photo booths.  Sun kissed skin.  People who make you want to live forever  because this lifetime  just might not be enough.  Collages.  Standing in front of a mirror and being okay with your body despite all your flaws.  Today…Tomorrow…Now.        ~ author unknown

(picture ~  One of the beautiful squares in Savannah, GA)Savannah

Happy Birthday, Daddy…

Someone asked me if I missed you.  I didn’t answer.  I just closed my eyes, and walked away, and whispered…”So Much.”   ~author unknown

A picture of Magic Island, just one of many beaches my Daddy took me and my brothers as we were growing up on the island.  Such fond memories, and I smile as I continue to keep him close to my heart.  He was such a gentle soul…Happy Birthday, My Sweet Daddy.

Magic Island

Your Tender Heart…

My wish for you is that you continue.  Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.  Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.   ~ Maya Angelou


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