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Do all the good you can

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.


do all the good you can


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Overcoming adversity

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.
~ Helen Keller


overcoming adversity


Be your own kind of beautiful

be your own kind of beautiful


Be the change you wish to see in the world



These are what we stay alive for

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
~ Dead Poets Society


what we stay alive for


The pattern our life is weaving

Fate is what you are given. Destiny is what you make of it.
~ Author Unknown


fate vs destiny


Something to think about…


Each experience we have plays its part in the total picture of our lives.  The steps we have taken, the path we travel today, and our direction tomorrow, are not by chance.  There is a pattern.  We each have a destiny.  We may have veered off the path in the past, and we may veer off it again.  But, we’ll be guided back, and our paths intersect.  None of us is traveling alone.  We have each other and the creative force that is at the helm.


When we look around us and reflect on how our lives are influenced by the persons close to us, we become aware that our presence affects their lives as well.  Most of us could never have predicted the events that have influenced us.  Nor can we anticipate what the future may hold.  We can be certain, however, that we are safe; a power greater than ourselves is orchestrating our affairs.


There were times we feared we’d never survive an experience.  Perhaps we still struggle with fears about new experiences.  But, every experience adds a necessary thread to the pattern our life is weaving.  We have the gift of reflection.  We can understand, today, the importance of particular events of the past.  Next month, next year, we’ll understand today.


Source (modified):  Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations



When we follow our purpose

When we follow our purpose, our heart sings and that love is heard across [a] million miles.



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Making a life

I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”




This is your life



What do YOU stand for?



By chance?

Is it by chance or does everything happen for a reason?




What do you do?

I like this little image. It took me a long time to find something that allows me to give beyond my own little circle of life.  What do YOU do? What WOULD you do if you could?




The plan for your life

The plan for your life far exceeds the circumstances of today.




You can shake the world





In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

~ Gandhi











Earthly existence

Understand that your soul is not bound by three-dimensional earthly existence.


earthly existence


Everything happens for a reason

Someday everything will all make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.




Give it away to keep it



Something to think about…


We all want to matter to others.  Very often in the past, and sometimes in the present, our behavior has screamed for the attention we seek from others.  Perhaps, instead of trying to get attention, we ought to give it.  We actually have to give it away in order to keep it.


Wisdom of the ages also dictates that, in life, there are no accidents.  Those people close to us, and those just passing through our lives, have reason to be there.  Giving attention to another’s humanity is our calling.


“The greatest gift we can give one another is rapt attention to one another’s existence.”
~ Sue Atchley Ebaugh


Source (modified):  Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations



The wealth you have given away

The only wealth you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.
~ Marcus Aurelius




A life you love

Love yourself enough to give yourself a beautiful gift: A life you love!



Now is right on time

Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be.  Don’t think that you’ve lost time.  It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the NOW.  And NOW is right on time.




Do small things with great love



Light the world

What you teach may someday light the world.




Live in awe



What we have done

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us.
What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
~ Dan Brown



The basics of life

I return to the basics of life: forgiveness, courage, gratitude, love, and humor.