As I approach another revolution around the sun, I share with you my reflections, lessons and insights …

  • It is paramount to express gratitude and appreciation.
  • Say, “I love you” as often as possible.
  • The person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not the latest technical gadget, designer fashions, an overflowing wallet or biggest gun, holds true power.  Knowledge IS POWER!
  • Always transcend political correctness and strive for human righteousness.
  • Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of the situation.
  • It is your beliefs and perceptions that will drive your focus; it is what you focus on that you will experience. To prove this, spend a day with an optimist and a day with a pessimist. Once you do, you will never again question that person’s reality. How he or she sees and reacts to the world is in that person’s mind and has little to do with the outer world.
  • Treasure every moment that you have! And, treasure it more because you shared it with someone special … special enough to spend your time, because time waits for no one.
  • Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.  It is because we are different that each of us is special.
  • Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important.  Only you know what is best for you.
  • Don’t take for granted those closest to your heart.  Cherish them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.
  • Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect ... this is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.
  • Don’t be afraid to encounter risks.  It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
  • While independence is important, traveling through life is easier with the assistance of friends.
  • Never dismiss your dreams.  To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.
In ending, always remember to live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and … leave the rest up to God.



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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.