Yousuf Karsh

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Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) has been called one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century by TIME magazine.  He was an Armenian-Canadian portrait photographer known for his portraits of famous individuals such as Winston Churchill, Audrey Hepburn, Ernest Hemingway, and many others. (Sources: Wikipedia; karsh.org)

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A Conscious Choice

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“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.”

~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Author of Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy (first published in 1995)