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Living Beyond Your Skin Living Beyond Your Skin

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The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth. – Wilfred Grenfell

My next door neighbor really pissed me off last week.

Thursday is trash collection day. The trucks come early so the garbage cans and recycling bins are placed on the curbs the night before.…

tiny love challenges Book Giveaway: 365 Tiny Love Challenges

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You can do something, right now, to create more satisfying relationships. – Lori Deschene

Special Announcement: Today’s post includes a free book giveaway of Tiny Buddha’s 365 Love Challenges. If you are reading by email, click through to the site to enter.…

creating your life The Zeros and the Ones

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Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

You can thank a bunch of zeros and ones for giving you the opportunity to read this webpage, or to read anything online. Known as binary code, zeros and ones make up the base code that represents digital data.…

100 things to do before you die 100 Things to do Before You Die

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Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive. – Matt Cameron

You’re alive.

It seems like an obvious fact, but one that we let slip away too often. It slips into boredom, into sadness, into regret. . .

But you are alive.…

fall is best season The Best Things about Fall

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Today’s Inspiration: Embracing personal change begins by a having the motivation to seek it. For me, it’s autumn and the beautiful prompts the season gives to celebrate change and how it makes my life more peaceful and content. Here are some other amazing things about fall that make me happy, too: – cool, brisk air – pumpkins spice lattes – and pumpkin-flavored everything – bonfires – cuddling under blankets…

prayers to encourage More Simple Prayers to Encourage You

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When you get to your wits end, you will find, God lives there. – Unknown

A few years ago I wrote How to Release the Pain: 20 Inspiring Prayers. These prayers come from thoughts I discover while writing. They are usually one sentence long and give me a healthy way to process what’s happening in my life.…

How to Bring More Love into Your Life How to Bring More Love into Your Life

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The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. – Morrie Schwartz

Love lives at your core.

It defines how you see the world, how you see others and more important love defines how you see yourself.…

when life hits hard When Life Hits You Hard: 10 Uplifting Quotes

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The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Tom Terwilliger

Some days seem harder than others. On these days, mistakes seem magnified and the insults cut a little deeper. Some days life is way too hard.

Over the years, there have been plenty of days when the world felt like it was caving in – blocking the light, blocking the hope.…

strong enough to live it Sunday Inspiration #6

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: There’s a plan for your life greater than you can imagine. So, on the days when you’ve lost hope, know that you are strong enough to handle whatever comes your way. …

when faith and fear collide Sunday Inspiration #5

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When faith and fear collide don’t let the fear limit what you have to offer the world. Acknowledge fear when it’s present, feel it and then lean into you faith so you can move one.

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.…