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respecting the thin veneer A Simple Path – To Respecting the Thin Veneer

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If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. – Sun Tzu

I attend a Narcotics Anonymous meeting recently to support a group member. As the members entered the meeting space, I tried to imagine each person’s story and what brought them there.…

do the simple things No Life Hacks Needed

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The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. – Jim Rohn

Do you play the comparison game sometimes?

You know, when you compare your house to your neighbor’s house or when you compare how much you earn, the style of your clothes or the car you drive with what others have.…

you deserve to be happy Sunday Inspiration #24

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Happiness isn’t something you have to earn. There’s no status you have to qualify for to be happy.

Being happy doesn’t diminish the amount of happiness in the world. You don’t need to feel stingy about how happy you can be.…

leave mistakes behind Sunday Inspiration #18

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Leave your mistakes and regret in the past. They don’t define your value, then or now. When you stay in the past you become stuck and unable to move forward.

We all have made mistakes with our job choices, friends and relationships.…

you matter Decide That You Matter

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You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from. – Werner Erhard

Glory Finds You

You were made to be exactly who you are. You have a purpose. A path has been created to take you on a special mission.…

30 simple things for 30 days 30 Simple Things in 30 Days

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Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify. – Henry David Thoreau

Personal change doesn’t happen at once. It takes patience, commitment, and personal change takes a plan.

The need to simplify

The last seven years have been difficult – perhaps the most painful stretch in my life.…

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.…

don't live in the past Sunday Inspiration #9

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: The purpose of forgiveness isn’t to let the person who harmed you off the hook, the purpose of forgiveness is to end the grief it has cost you. Don’t just let go, forgive and truly surrender the feelings of anger and pain.…

letting go is happiness Let Go, Be Happy

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Today’s Inspiration: When you let go of expectations and welcome in every good thing you have in your life right now, then happiness has a way of sticking around a little bit longer. …

beautiful words Hear the Beautiful Words

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Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa

Most days the words wash over me.

I’ve heard them all before.

From the time I leave for work until the moment I return home, the words I hear are direct, clinical and spoken with little emotion.…