"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends.
To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only when self moves out of the way can His spectacular glory come cascading through your life. When Jesus is in His rightful place, all insecurity will fade away and His lasting loveliness will become the mark of your life.
Leslie Ludy, The Lost Art of True Beauty: The Set-Apart Girl’s Guide to Feminine Grace (via withonefootinafairytale)