The view from my bed!

When I moved into my new house five years ago, one of my first purchases was a decal of my favorite inspirational quote “Nothing Can Dim the Light that Shines from Within,” by Maya Angelou.

Upon receipt, I placed it in my bedroom, and it’s the first thing that I see upon awakening.

The quote is the mantra that I strive to live by. To me, the quote means to remain centered, focused and determined to assure that my inner flame remains brightly lit. The light to me is a metaphor for motivation. It is a constant reminder that I must nurture it both internally and externally, and fuel it with clean eating, positive thoughts, actions and deeds. Properly cared for, my inner light doses not allow people, conditions, or circumstances to extinguish the intensity and glow from within.

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