I love(d) Jackie O. She was someone whose character and actions I try to emulate. Jackie Kennedy Onassis was graceful and elegant and always kind. It's hard to be like that all of the time.
Sometimes when I find a really great quote I put it over there ---> on my "quote of the day". Sometimes it becomes the quote of the "days" or "week". It's not because I haven't had the time to change it. Sometimes I find a really really good one that just speaks to me ... and I like to think about it for a few days. Ponder it. I think about the truthfulness of it and whether it applies to me or not (or whether it should apply to me).
Today's quote is thus: "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Mahatma Gandhi
Forgiveness is a really hard thing sometimes. It is easier, I think, when "out of sight--out of mind" applies. But, sometimes the person whom you are trying to forgive is right there in front of you. How easy is it to forgive??
Jackie endured many many difficult situations over the course of her life, some of which we know and others that are only the subject of myth or hearsay. How did she overcome all of these trying situations? Maybe she listened to Gandhi. She definitely seemed to have some semblance of peace and tranquility about her.
Here are a few of my favorite snapshots of Jackie and her family: