And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. —Anaïs Nin

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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

ANAÏS NIN

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Anonymous JANUARY 30, 2019
Loved this then love it now.

Anonymous JULY 9, 2018
Truth

Scott FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Time to blossom!

Patty from Houston Texas  FEBRUARY 24, 2016
That day has arrived ! Fully vegan life now!

Anonymous FEBRUARY 23, 2016
This was the saying in a framed art print that I gave to Billy when we had been dating a few months...It hung in our home of 30+ years until I moved...<3


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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. —William Shakespeare
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If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. —Moliere
It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. —Maya Angelou
Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love. —Mother Teresa
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Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. —John R. Wooden
Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. —Bruce Lee
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