Monday Encouragement: Move Forward


Happy Monday!!


How are you?!? As this Monday rolls around I’m on a very short, but MUCH NEEDED spot of holiday, so I’m remarkably well for a Monday!

I mentioned a while ago a splendid little book by Brene Brown called The Gifts of Imperfection.

In it I found the most delightful quote, by artist Terri St. Cloud:

“She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.” 

What a splendid perspective!!

I don’t have a lot of regrets, and they don’t plague me all the time thank God, but neither am I completely lacking in them.

And I have my moments of heartbreak over some of the messy ‘details’ that I can never replace with better decisions …  different choices… kinder words… more positive outcomes.

What a fabulous reminder this quote is that the whole is something far beyond its parts! A stained glass window is certainly a far cry from the shards that form it.

If I, you, any of us, continue to move forward, the whole can be a tapestry of true beauty, even with the occasional worn, bent, or even shattered part woven into it.

Sounds good to ME! 


Be well. 


More of Terri St. Cloud’s work and intriguing thoughts can be found at 



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