My favorite quote of 2019.

Bueno my talented and gregarious amigo...

I've always loved quotes. Wise words ricocheting around inside my head and sinking roots deep in my heart. I came across this quote the other day which stopped me in my tracks:

"I'm going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life." Elsie de Wolfe

I think the quote hit me because there's so much ugliness and hate in the world today. It also resonates with me because I think it captures everything I hope to do through my life and work. 

But, I'd only change one part of the quote: I'm going to reveal the beauty in everything around me - that will be my life. 

And, that starts with the beauty in you. 

Yes. 

Little ole you.

Inside of you is light and life and truth and goodness and potential and a hundred thousand other amazingly wonderful things. I know you may not believe it yet. Or, even see it. But, it doesn't make it any less true. 

Stripping away the layers of lies and confusion isn't easy. In fact, it will take all you have and go against most of what you've been told and taught. But, buried deep down inside of you is a thing of beauty. 

A masterpiece. 

A work of art. 

It's okay if you still don't believe me. 

I challenge you to do one simple thing: go ask three people you know, love and trust what they think is great about you. 

Don't argue.

Don't make a fuss.

Or, put up a fight. 

Let their words sink deep inside you. 

Revisit the good and true and beautiful words these three wise souls speak into you. Meditate on what they share. Then go live in response. 

And, see if you aren't a beautiful soul after all.

I already know what they're going to say to you. And, so do you.

Here's to revealing the beauty in others...

Steve Knox


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