8 Things of Note

A few of our favorite links from around the web this week.
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Image Credit:Oh Happy Day

It's been a sobering week for us all, hasn't it? But, for now, we are choosing to focus on the good and on hope. Here are just a few of the wise words making the rounds that may inspire you.

The United State of Women Summit happened, with First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah chatt confidence, mentorship and support. "Our first job in life as women is to get to know ourselves. And I think a lot of times we don't do that...There is a limited box that we are put in and if we live by that limited definition, we miss out on a lot of who we are."

Beautiful and wise words on joy, devastation, and, ultimately, action.

An honest take on life as a worrier: “I rarely thought about what I really wanted, what my true needs were. I never would have known where to look for them. I never checked in with my intuition.”

5 life lessons learned from candid photos.

Marriage ends up as a hopeful, generous, infinitely kind gamble taken by two people who don’t know yet who they are or who the other might be, binding themselves to a future they cannot conceive of and have carefully avoided investigating.”

Pearls of wisdom from Forbes’ Top 20 Most Powerful Women.

The cutest (and cleverest!) kid’s birthday DIY.

An adorable pick-me-up from the world's most polite Google searcher.  

p.s. For when your heart is heavy.