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Wisdom from Cheryl Strayed

“Inhabit the beauty that lives in your beastly body and strive to see the beauty in all the other beasts,” says Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, in her new book Brave Enough. I couldn’t resist buying the small green book filled with quotes from Strayed. I knew it would be good inspiration for the new […]

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The Golden Age of Advice

Today, there aren’t as many rules, writes Lily Rothman in the November 2, 2015, issue of Time. This country is diverse, and social norms are constantly being challenged and redefined. “This is overwhelmingly a good thing,” Rothman concludes. But sometimes it’s difficult to figure out what to do. That’s why we have an abundance of […]

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The things that matter most

Goethe once said, “The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.”

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Barely domestic

I’m behind on my spring cleaning. Of course, I have a good excuse this year—my broken leg. But, this is not the first year I’ve been behind. That’s why I appreciate this quote from Phyllis Diller. “My husband says the only thing domestic about me is that I was born in this country.” I found […]

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Someone a little nicer

“What’s the best political advice you have ever received?” Michael Duffy asked Barbara Bush, wife of the first President Bush. “Be yourself. Well, maybe someone a little nicer,” answered Barbara Bush in an interview in the June 15, 2015, issue of Time magazine.

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Be who you is

I like the quote used one Sunday earlier this year by my church’s pastor Dr. Stan Copeland in his sermon. “Be who you is, because if you is who you ain’t, you ain’t who you is.” –Joy

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Don’t take it personally

When I was confiding to my sister-in-law Jeany about something a friend did that hurt my feelings, she reminded me of something very important. “Don’t take things personally,” she said. And, then, Jeany told me about an interesting book she re-reads periodically. It’s the The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. “Personal importance, or taking […]

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More wisdom from Maya Angelou

In her last Tweet, Maya Angelou wrote, “Listen to yourself, and, in the quietude, you might hear the voice of God.”

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Wisdom from Maya Angelou

These are some of our favorite Maya Angelou quotes. Nothing will work unless you do. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. Love […]

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Are you afraid?

Joan of Arc once explained what she did when she was afraid. She just acted as if she wasn’t. She once said, “It’s that simple. Try it. Say to yourself, ‘Yes, I am afraid. But, it’s nobody else’s business.’ So, go on, go on. And you do go on.” I have had this quote for […]

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