I came across these three quotes over a decade ago and they resurface in my life at key points, bringing new insight when I need them most.

Whether mothering strong-willed children, often in ways contrary to mainstream society; growing as a person within a relationship of 20+ years; or facing the challenges of stepping into my power to create my business, I am reminded… that choosing courage and kindness matter most; no one is perfect and the grace is in never giving up; and striving to make a positive difference to others is a worthy life adventure.

Before you say anything to anyone,
ask yourself three questions:
is it true, is it necessary, and is it kind?
~ Dalai Lama

I am not a saint,
unless you think of a saint
as a sinner who keeps on trying.
~ Nelson Mandela

In the end, we will remember
not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.


©Artemiss Keyhani, 2020
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