Find magic in the ordinary and explore the beautiful messes we secretly love inside the latest Bella Grace. In this issue, Annetta Bosakova trades her house for an Airstream trailer and shares her life on the road, Christina Rosalie takes inventory of life’s tiny beauties, and Kim Klassen chooses the light. Also, discover micro-blogging with the help of Instagram, 15 ways to comfort yourself when you’re most in need, and an article on The Art of Unbecoming. Discover joy in simple moments and thought-provoking prompts within the pages of Bella Grace.
Featured Excerpts and Quotes:
"I used to extinguish under the weight of living, but one day I reached into my chest, dusted off my courage, and asked myself, 'Where's your fire?'" — D. Antoinette Foy (p. 1)
"You should NEVER be afraid of revealing your true colors. After all, what could be more beautiful than who you really are. Sure, to some you may be a mess of muddy dark browns and oil spill greens, but to others, you'll sparkle blue like an ocean, you'll glitter gold like a ring." — Beau Taplin (p. 110)
"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity." — Gilda Radner (p. 68-69)
"I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I'll never be tested on. I want to paint because I want to, not because I've got something to prove. I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up slowly, with no place to rush off to. I want not to be governed by money or clocks or any of the artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself. I just want to be, boundless and infinite." — Author Unknown (p. 97)
“I believe in magic. Subtle, everyday magic. Each morning before I give myself a chance to doubt otherwise, I smile knowing that this day is laced with wonders, and it’s my plan to focus on finding them.” — Suzanne Robbins | From “Mining Magic” (p. 44)
“Rise and shine. I’ve always held such fondness for that sweet old phrase. As though we are all little suns. As though we are all someone’s day.” — Beau Taplin (p. 32-33)
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