Defining Who We Are

I love this quote by Brooke Hampton: “I am pieces of all the places I have been, and the people I have loved. I’ve been stitched together by song lyrics, book quotes, adventure, late night conversations, moonlight, and the smell of coffee.”

Our experiences help develop us; but more importantly than that, it is our awareness of how we are shaped by life that truly allows us to appreciate how nuanced and beautiful our souls are. Every single person has a quote similar to this; every single person can reflect upon what it is that ultimately creates and sustains them. Perhaps taking a few minutes to write our own quote can help us in continuing to gain a deeper sense of our definition; to grow in the soil that has created us. Here is mine:

“I find myself in my loved one’s mannerisms, in their laughter and their light. A piece of my heart is left in every place that I have traveled; tied to the memories that were made there. I’ve been stitched together by book quotes, the sound of laughter, the waves of the ocean crashing upon the shore, the stillness of nature, family dinners and the smell of spring.”

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