Gentri Lee: Happiness

6.17.2011

Happiness

Happiness is like a butterfly

The more you chase it, the more it eludes you.

But if you happen to sit still and let things be, it will likely come and land on your shoulder.

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How can I become a butterfly?

You have to want to fly so bad, you're willing to give up being a caterpillar.

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I read these quotes on my sisters blog yesterday and fell in love. I put them in a note on my phone so I can always have them with me.

I know that things can be hard and happiness can seem so far away. But when we stop and enjoy the small things, we will see happiness is all around us. And sometimes it takes giving up something we love- to find out what it's like to fly.

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And if you appreciate dance in any way, you'll love these. My two new favorite dances.




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27 comments:

brooke said...

I didn't realize you two are sisters! You do look alike :)

Nicole said...

I love those quotes about the butterfly. It's so true - yet so hard to remember! To just sit still, enjoy the moments, and happiness suddenly seems to be overflowing.

Such a great reminder. Thank you, Gentri!

Kate said...

Beautiful quote!
I love SYTYCD!!! My own dancing days are over (since I was a chicken in the ballet concert... yeh!) but I still appreciate good dancers.

www.saffakate.blogspot.com

Sara Shoemaker said...

beautiful picture Gentri dear, I may just save it to my computer :) and I love all those quotes! It's so true. I feel like that goes for finding Love as well. and oh how I love that show! I could watch people dance all day long.

The House of Shoes

ellie said...

I'm loving SYTYCD this season. I'm not a dancer, and have never been interested in the show before, but I haven't missed a minute this season!

Anna said...

the second dance was my FAVORITE! SO CUTE!

Shalyn said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh I love this season so much already!!! I LOVE those dances too! Goosebumps and bootyshakin' every stinkin' time.

Laura Elizabeth said...

I love SYTYCD... but maybe it's because I love Pasha :)

Beautiful quotes, thanks for posting them (and thanks to your sis too!)

Mileide Almeida said...

Cool *_*

Carla said...

Those dances are amazing! The second one is so cool. I'm so upset they stopped the Australia version after only 3 seasons :(

Carla xx.

Cat said...

Such a sweet set of quotes that's is for sure :) Love that butterfly pic!

♥ Cat brideblu

JelenaDoll ~ said...

I think i really needed to read this post. Thank you for sharing it (: Love those quotes. and those dances look amazing !

Sunny & Star said...

The pic at the top is so pretty. I love all of the butterfly quotes especially the one about how to become a butterfly. I also LOVED that dance by Melanie and Marco. It was absolutely beautiful.

LCR said...

totally true, girl. those are both awesome quotes.
and DUDE! Aren't the SYTYCD contestants the best you've seen yet??

Kristie Was Here said...

SUCH great clips from SYTYCD. Oh, gosh. Thanks for putting these up. Magical :) Hope you have a fab weekend, girl!
K

Nnenna said...

I LOVE SYTYCD and I absolutely loved the piece that Melanie and Marko performed...I could just watch it over and over again! =)

star-crossed smile

Pia said...

How perfect are those quotes?? I love them! And the picture!

Shelby said...

aw i love this post, the photo with the butterflies is so gorgeous. i always think of butterflies as magical... so delicate and beautiful it's hard to believe they're real. and the quote about happiness is so true, i need to just let things be more often. thanks for the inspiration sweetie, have a great weekend <3shelby

www.makemesparkly.blogspot.com

Alexis Kaye said...

you ARE a butterfly!

Lea said...

Lovely post :D Makes me want to go to the butterfly park in the zoo.

Grace said...

I love these quotes <3 So beautiful..

rebecca said...

Oh my I think SYTYCD is going to have such a strong season. There are so many talented people in the top 20!

rebeccawithanR

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

LOVE SYTYCD!!! That Melanie and Marco dance made me cry a little. True story. ;)

Shalyn said...

I love those quotes and LOVE that you posted that dance from SYTYCD- Melanie is my favorite!

christine donee said...

oooo I love that photo!

maggeygrace said...

I've decided that I want to be proposed to in a butterfly exhibit. Surrounded by butterflies. I just love them! They are happiness to me. Completely:)

Ruby Girl said...

beautiful quotes! and thanks for sharing these awesome videos! i've never danced, but so wish i could!! are you a dancer? <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com