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Shadows and Singing Hearts

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson (Source: Let’s Be Positive Together) “Our greatest purpose in life is just to align with what makes our heart sing.” –St. … Continue reading

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A Cop With a Record

I enjoyed this video, and believe that you will too. http://www.upworthy.com/everyone-should-know-what-this-cop-has-done A man in a tough job giving out traffic tickets in a way that makes people smile and show gratitude. Respect and a smile go a long way no … Continue reading

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Courage Nonetheless

“What may look like a small act of courage is courage nevertheless. The important thing is to be willing to take a step forward.” ~Daisaku Ikeda (Source: tinybuddha) Sources: Bicycle: Sent by a friend, but I don’t know who took … Continue reading

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A Single Sunbeam

Sources: Sunbeam: Smile at me shared St. Francis of Assisi’s quote Past & Future: Smile at me Tree on Cliff: Boulder Medicine Wheel’s photo With Love, Russ

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Success, Beauty, & and Learning Experiences

“Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today because if you enjoy it today you can do it again tomorrow.” –James Michener (Source: tinybuddha) Quotos Sources: Success: I Stop for suffering shared Get Happy Zone’s photo Beautiful: Home … Continue reading

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“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.–Pema Chodron (Source: I Stop For Suffering) I now see that owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will … Continue reading

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Quotos (Quotes and Photos)

Sources: Free: The Four Winds Society photo Old Age: Jackie Papandrew’s photo Chipmunks: Miracle of Wisdom photo — “When something bad happens, you have 3 choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let … Continue reading

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Some Quotes I Love

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” –Theodore Roosevelt (Source: Online Wellness Network) “strength does not come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you thought you once thought you couldn’t.” –Rikki Rogers (Source Online Wellness Network) … Continue reading

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Two Talented Teenagers “Let It Be”

What do you get when you combine two talented teenagers who are obviously having a lot of fun with the Beatles’ “Let It Be”? Whatever it is, I’ll bet it makes you smile and lifts your spirit! Love, Russ

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The Kindness Connection

It happens every time I experience Love in Action Whether it’s Kindness to me From me Or to others by others I feel a connection To humankind The spirit within me And the universe That makes my heart smile Fills … Continue reading

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