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6 Quotes to Help You Embrace Small

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When I started Defying Small three years ago, I wanted to bring together an online community to help people live bigger, more passionate lives. Why? Because none of us wants to come to the end of our life and regret that we didn’t pursue the things we were created for.

Over dinner one night my boyfriend (now husband), Stephen, looked at me and said, I get Defying Small. But why aren’t you also writing about Embracing Small?

Embracing Small seems counterintuitive in the “Super-Size Me” culture we live in. But there’s a movement under way that’s all about Embracing Small—people downsizing and opting for tiny living spaces. Others who are getting rid of “stuff” so they can travel. They talk about how freeing it is. And there’s a reason.

Defying Small always begins with Embracing Small. No matter who we are, no matter how ambitious our dreams, we must start right where we are—with the gifts, talents, and resources we’ve been given. We have to embrace our small beginnings. Only then can we begin Defying Small, moving step-by-step towards our biggest life.

A few days after my conversation with Stephen, I changed my tagline—and the title of my book—to Defying Small, Embracing Small. That also changed the focus of my Defying Small Manifesto (click here to get the free, downloadable PDF).

As I pondered the idea of Embracing Small, I began finding quotes that inspired me. Some of them may be familiar. Each of them talks about the importance of Embracing Small. Please enjoy and share!

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Note: I love the photo above, taken when I was in Rwanda. My friends and I ran across this amazing group of women who had started their own micro financing co-op. Each woman owned a goat and was working towards purchasing a cow. Talk about Embracing Small!

How are you Embracing Small in your life? Feel free to comment, below.

 

 

 

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Dear Laura,

    So interesting to read your blog and to see all what you did to help people having a good and activ life sharing a lot with others. Do you remind me sharing your family life in Raleigh ( NC) such a long Time ago ?
    I travel a lot, love to meet people from everywhere, sharing my photos and my poems …
    Marie Tissier ( right now with my grand children in California ( Silicon Valley )

    June 26, 2017
    • Dearest Marie,

      Oh my goodness! It’s wonderful to hear from you! Thank you for reaching out. You actually crossed my mind a few weeks ago, but I didn’t know how to get in touch with you. I just found your beautiful website – I loved looking at your photos. I now have your email and will send you a message. I’d love to talk to you while you’re in the States if possible and catch up on all the news of your life and family. Take care and enjoy your grandchildren.

      Much love to you and Luc,

      Laura

      June 26, 2017

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