The other day, I was feeling glum, so I quickly scoured the internet looking for uplifting photos.
These are a few I saved to my desktop.
I'm a little annoyed with myself because I deleted the two that meant the most to me on the day, and I can't find them again! I'll try and explain them in brief...
#1 - Picture a grandma in a wheelchair, and she is holding up a frail arm whilst looking at her shadow on the wall... her shadow resembles a beautiful and limber ballerina. The quote alongside it says something like - 'What other people think of you doesn't matter. What you think of yourself is everything.'
#2 - Picture a bunch of crayons - a close-up photograph - with words over the top: "Use what you have, where you are."
This one reminded me that I have everything I need to be happy; there's no point looking for it elsewhere. I just have to work out how to put all I have to good use.
Also, more specifically, I was looking for something to do so that I would have a satisfying day, and this image simply inspired me to go and find my art stuff.
I also think this is a good quote for making a difference in life. It really reminds me of a story my friend Jess was telling me, about a man who recently visited an underdeveloped country and had enough imagination to fix a big problem with a simple solution - he used Coca-Cola bottles to bring light into the roofs of houses that lacked electricity! Amazing. Something that we regard as trash became a hugely valuable thing to others.
Basically, the quote is saying, you don't have to look too far for what you want and need. Just open your eyes and take action any way you can.
Ps. I do not take credit for any of the above images. They are simply the results of Google searches.