1. When you avoid starting your own business, you risk losing out on making a living from what you love doing the most…. in my case, art!

  2. What parenting feels like cracked me up! Parenting is hard at times but the tough moments are always outweighed by the amazing moments. And when in doubt, I just try and remind myself how quickly this time will pass. The other day I asked my Facebook followers what they think is the hardest part of parenting and I had a friends mom respond with “letting go when the time comes”. It honestly brought tears to my eyes thinking about how one day our children will grow up and leave home and start families of their own. I want to cherish these moments with my little man as much as possible!

  3. Meghan says...

    Best one yet.

  4. Alice says...

    Oh god I needed to see this! I need to have a difficult conversation with the guy i’m dating this weekend and I definitely needed this reminder of all the things we lose if we just *avoid*. Thank you Mari for always just KNOWING.

  5. Natalie says...

    Would also love to purchase and frame : )

  6. Cindy says...

    This hits the target on all fronts. Came out of a 12 year relationship a few years ago and still can’t allow myself to move on, trust, love, fully commit to another. I’m too scared of being left again, devastated. I just can’t let myself go like i used to and love with my entire being. I fear that part of me has shut down completely. I’ll screen-print this and try to look at it every single day as a reminder to live.

    • M says...

      Cindy, I’m so sorry for your pain. You sound like you are about to make a very courageous step. I’m cheering you on!

  7. Christina says...

    Awesome

  8. ML says...

    This is INCREDIBLE. Mari, I so wish you sold prints again. I was on your website wanting to buy a bunch for gifts (and me : ) ) . I’ve already pre-ordered 3 of your books. This one hits right to the heart of a conversation I was having with one of my children yesterday. Thank you so, so much for sharing your heart and voice with us all!

  9. Maegan says...

    Wow, love this! Does the author sell these illustrations? All of them are great, but this is a good one to frame.

  10. Blythe says...

    My favorite one yet :)

  11. This one feels especially moving today. It is indeed always worth taking the risk!

  12. Nisha says...

    Brilliant! As always, I might add. <3

  13. sasha says...

    I went ziplining for the first time ever last week. I was afraid (jumping off a ledge!) but mostly just worried that I would be in pain (bad everything), but I went anyways. And wow, talk about JOY. I didn’t even notice if I was in pain during the zips, I was having so much fun and just in awe. Yep, hurt a lot the next day. And the next. But it was worth it. So worth it.
    Sometimes you just have to be brave and do the thing anyways. This graphic is my favorite so far!

  14. Emma says...

    How does she speak such universal truths in such personal ways every.single.week.!?!

    • Seriously! So awe inspiring!

  15. I love this so much – sooo true!

  16. Mary Beth says...

    Simple and profound – wonderful!

  17. Rebecca says...

    Wow, I need this framed to hang on my wall and read every day!

    • Farah Sanders says...

      So do I!

  18. Amy says...

    I LOVE this one!

  19. Anne says...

    This one is hitting home! Lately, I’ve been focusing on incorporating peace and stability in my life by letting go of stress and spending more time with my favorite calming things (reading and tea). On the one hand, it’s great, but on the other, I wonder if it’s a little blah. Being serene is wonderful but after a while it feels a little like numbness? Maybe it’s time to get excited again!