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One life

“We all get one life,” says swimmer Diana Nyad, who swam 110.86 miles from Cuba to Florida in 2013. “You don’t get to do any day over again.” Now past 60, Nyad’s not going to spend any of her one life worrying about getting older. “I color my hair, for sure,” she told The Dallas […]

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Keep sparkling

“Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.” I found that advice in a classroom at the elementary school where I volunteer as a mentor. –Joy

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Think first

Inspiration can come from a variety of sources. I found this quote at my local elementary school, where I mentor a student. A poster says, “Before you speak, think: Is it true? Helpful? Inspiring? Necessary? Kind? And, of course, the words—true, helpful, inspiring, necessary and kind—spell THINK. –Joy

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It’s not too late

“Time is not running out,” says Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, in her new book Brave Enough. “Your life is here and now. And the moment has arrived at which you’re finally ready to change.”

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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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