Find magic in the ordinary with the latest issue of Bella Grace – filled with page after page of beautifully penned stories and striking photographs that capture life’s beautiful journey. Inside, Nikki Gardner of Art & Lemons demonstrates how to use light in your photography to make your photos soar, and Diana Dellos shares 40 ways to spread kindness. Stumble upon a chance encounter with a stranger on a train, and learn to turn the most boring tasks into something extraordinary. This issue also explores identifying what’s in your “life’s backpack,” creating your fall bucket list, and embracing your quirks.
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Featured Excerpts and Quotes:
“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.” — Rita Schiano (p. 123)
“Silence has a gift in its stillness, the willingness to amplify the immeasurable things.” — Misa Terral | From “Mining the Quiet” (p. 28)
“Size is just a number. And if it bothers you that much, cut out the blasted tag. If it looks good, feels good on, and doesn’t break the bank, you’re as fashion-forward as ever.” — Claire Hudson Caton | From “So This is 39.” (p. 22)
“There is such freedom in releasing the past so we can weigh ourselves with the joy and anticipation of what is to come.” — Alisha Fridland | From “Making Room on your Shelf” (p. 51)
“What if I fall? Oh, my darling, what if you fly?” — Erin Hanson (p. 82)
“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.” — Rumi (p. 130-131)
“Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. You’re curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. There are so many adventures that you miss because you’re waiting to think of a plan. To find them, look for tiny interesting choices. And remember that you are always making up the future as you go.” — Randall Munrow (p. 144-145)
"On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that's pretty good." — Unknown (p. 31)
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