When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. - unknown

…"Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen. Repent just means to change direction. ... Repentance is a blessing. Pick a new direction, one you wouldn’t mind ending up at, and aim for that. Shoot the moon." - Anne Lamott

"...If humanity ever harnesses the energy of fire again, if humanity captures the energy of love, it would be the second time in history that we have discovered fire..." - Bishop Michael Curry (Royal Wedding 2018)
When I told her, you are beautiful she didn't believe me. she told me that her hair isn't done, she isn't dressed up, and she has no make-up on. I responded, "exactly". - Higher Perspectives

Sometimes when you're in a dark place you think you've been buried, but you've actually been planted.” Bloom. Christine Caine

"Sometimes it's worse to win a fight than to lose."  Billie Holiday
"One small positive thought can change your whole day." By LiveLifeHappy
“I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' ... There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” - Dr. Maya Angelou #self-love
"A society that cuts off from its youth [and women]* severs its lifeline.” Former U.N. Secretary General and Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan *insertion by MOCCA Mums

“You will feel unwelcome, numerous times, numerous occasions. It is okay. They will feel threatened by your light, the kind of love you ignite. It is okay. You are an earth angel, a game changer, a soul communicator. Keep shining your heart. It is your mission. It is why you are here.” Ben Okur

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” Maya Angelou

“One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.”  - Albert Chinualumogu Achebe (Chinua Achebe)

“If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. ... Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” - Bob Marley
"Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?" - Marianne Williamson

The stone that the builder refused shall be the head cornerstone.” Bob Marley (1945 - 1981)

“A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.” – Pearl Bailey
"Go where you are celebrated, not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start." - unknown
"I've learned that the traits we'd rush to get rid of are the very ones that others desire." Freida Pinto
Comparison is the death of joy” - Mark Twain
'We confuse a job with fulfilling your purpose.' Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter
“I am much more than this. I am unique, smart... and passionate. ...My story will be much greater than this" Simone Biles
"The words you use are the things that kids remember." Jeanette Epps
“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different". - Coco Chanel
"I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon,"  Oprah Winfrey - Golden Globe Awards 2018
“Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being.”  Miriam Makeba
“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's 1st female President
"Be yourself but be your BEST self" - unknown.