This Week Quote Of The Week

This week’s quote of the week is a small soft spot in a sea of fear and anger and sadness.   There’s been so much hateful dialogue across the internet this week in the wake of the terrible tragedy and heartbreak in Paris and other, less reported parts of the world.  When I wrote about my husband’s story as a refugee and why I think it’s our responsibility as fellow humans to help others in times of crisis, I was genuinely shocked by the hate mail I received, and by the mean, bitter comments on Facebook.

I understand that we all have differences.  Different life experiences, different political views, different religions.  I really, genuinely understand fear.  But what I don’t get, and I hope I never do, is hate.  I can’t abide with it.  So, at the end of a long and exhausting week, I leave you with some wise, hopeful words in the form of a Maori proverb.  Have a lovely weekend.

P.S. love always wins.

this weeks quote of the week

Petit Elefant Quote of the Week


Turn your face

to the sun

and the shadows

fall behind you.

– Maori Proverb –



If you’re just starting with this series, or need to catch up, here are all the quotes so far:


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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!