Monday, March 21, 2011

At some point last year, when I was pregnant with Will (in the years I now fondly refer to as 2010 B.C or Before Children), I stumbled across a blog that's had an ongoing profound effect on the way I see life. Her name is Natalie Norton. She's not a revolutionary. She's simply a wife, a mother and a photographer (note the order) who lives in Hawaii. I think its her ongoing passion for life and family, inspite of adversity that would leave most of us curled rocking in the foetal position, that is what keeps me going back for more. That, and she takes kick ass photos!

Her blog posts often serve to remind me that regardless of what happens in life there is a bigger purpose for each and everyone of us. Check her out at Here's one of her blog posts that I wanted to share with you. Helps me to keep things in perspective :)

Natalie - if by chance you ever read this, I think you're awesome!

Be the kind of person you want to be around.
Protect the names of others in the same way you would hope that they would protect your own.
Choose only to participate in conversation that uplifts, edifies and makes the world a better place.
Consciously turn down the volume on negative influences in your life. STOP WILLINGLY GIVING THEM POWER OVER YOU.
Focus on ways you can contribute to the wold in lasting and meaningful ways.
Concentrate on your unique gifts and talents and how you can use them to make real waves for good. 
Forgive with your whole heart, even as you would seek forgiveness for your own mistakes. You need never be poisoned by the feelings of hate and revenge that come from an unforgiving heart and mind.
Love. Love yourself. Love others. Completely and without ulterior motive, fear or judgment.
Natalie Norton

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