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The Reason You Are Here On Earth — August 9, 2020

The Reason You Are Here On Earth



Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
~Louise Erdrich






Today’s Inspiration — August 3, 2020

Today’s Inspiration

Four Reminders That You Can Be Successful — July 31, 2020

Four Reminders That You Can Be Successful

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There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.

Kenneth Blanchard – Author



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Belief overflows into behavior. First, we need to change what we believe. When we truly change what we believe, we’ll gladly change how we behave.

Craig Groeschel – Pastor




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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson



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Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Lou Holtz



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Today’s Inspiration — July 30, 2020

Today’s Inspiration


Today’s Inspiration — July 29, 2020

Today’s Inspiration

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.

Norman Vincent Peal

Find Happiness In Yourself — July 28, 2020

Find Happiness In Yourself



When things are not to your liking, be glad nevertheless, for the glad heart can cause all things to be as we wish them to be. When things do not give you pleasure, proceed instead to create pleasure in your own heart and soul. And you can if you will always be glad. Besides, things will soon change for the better if you continue in the spirit of rejoicing. It is the law that all good things will sooner or later come and be, where the greatest happiness is to be found. Therefore, be happy in yourself, regardless of times, seasons or circumstances.

~Christian D Larson



Today’s Inspiration — July 27, 2020

Today’s Inspiration


Embrace All Parts Of You — July 25, 2020

Embrace All Parts Of You

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magine a bowl. This bowl has been still for a very long time. It is completely full, and it seems like the water that fills it is completely still, totally pure. 
Still … If we were to look into the depths of this water, we would find sediments, solids, everything that was present in this water, that through time settled at the bottom of this bowl like mud.
If one was to take this bowl and hold it over an intense stream of water, it could be quite shocking to see the mud, the solids that have been dormant for so long, to start surfacing. The water we thought was clean is suddenly completely dirty and there are big lumps of dirt … Suddenly we are faced with that which we thought was gone long ago … 
All we need to do is to not focus on the dirt, but on the pure, clean water (in our case it is really light) that is flowing through us, bringing to surface all that needs to be brought to light, transforming it. 
Embrace all parts of you.
They need it.
~Petra Poje

Today’s Inspiration — July 24, 2020

Today’s Inspiration


Today’s Inspiration — July 23, 2020

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