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27 Days ’til 40: Finding Hope

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I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.  I do not judge the universe. ~ Dalai Lama

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~ Helen Keller

No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible. ~ George Chakiris Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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50 Days ’til 40: Wordless Wednesday – Prayers in a Wall

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152 Days ’til 40: When New Beginnings Don’t Cooperate

In the dim background of our mind, we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start. -William James

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting. -Buddha

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction. -Franz Kafka Read the rest of this entry »

 

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318 Days ’til 40: The Promise of Tomorrow

Sometimes the best way to get through today is to focus on tomorrow.  Everyone encounters tough times in their lives.  These tough times can be caused by a variety of circumstances:  death of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of a friendship, divorce, struggles with addiction, or financial strain.  These are all real stressors that can cause deep depression and can make today seem too difficult to bear.   Read the rest of this entry »

 

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325 Days ’til 40: Heralding Hope, Defeating Despair

In the world we live in today, it can sometimes be hard to find hope.  Even when our lives are going well, we look around us and see unemployment, poverty, crime, and tremendous amounts of suffering world-wide.

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337 Days ’til 40: Climbing the Mountains in Our Lives

We all have them, challenges in our lives that feel as big as a mountain.  Sometimes the only way to face the challenges in our lives is to climb the mountain!  But HOW do we cope with challenges in our lives?  Are we able to rise to the occasion or do we crumble, frozen in fear and unable to cope? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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342 Days ’til 40: REDUCE Your STRESS (before it kills you!)

STRESS – we have all felt it from time to time.  STRESS – we have all heard others complain about it.  STRESS - an all-encompassing descriptor of anything in life that causes us to want to run, hide, scream, or smack someone.   STRESS  – What do we do about it????? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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343 Days ’til 40: Your OWN Space

My oldest daughter is the inspiration for this post today.  She was HORRIFIED to learn that I wrote about PMS yesterday, “Mom, that is SOOO embarrassing!”  she said.  She is 10.  I then asked her what topics she felt I should be writing about.  She replied, “What a great idea, I can come up with good things for you to write about!”  One of her first suggestions was to write about getting your own room.  This is very important to my daughter, as she currently shares a room with her younger sister.  My oldest is desperate for her own space.  Thus, the title of today’s post.

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347 Days ’til 40: A Light in the Darkness

“No amount of darkness can put out the light of a single candle.” ~ Author Unknown

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357 Days ’til 40: Slammed Doors, Opened Windows

Doors of Closure, Windows of Opportunity

Every individual I know has had doors shut (or slammed) in their lives.  These closed doors can bring great stress and devastation in a person’s life.  I am going to use my sister as my example (without her permission, Read the rest of this entry »

 

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