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Freedom

If you can be with the pleasant without chasing after it, with the unpleasant without resisting it, and with the neutral without ignoring it – that is an incredible freedom. ~Rick Hanson, Ph.D. Advertisements

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Vistas

Look past ferns and saplings, between cedar and maple where light illumines something further away than eyes can see. Vistas in woods and life, distant points yet to explore. Go there, moving always towards unseen prospects and points of view. … Continue reading

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Because I Am

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ~Lao Tzu

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Be Yourself

Stand out from the crowd, be yourself. ~ S. Richards

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Daughters As Neighbours

Takes time to reshape from mother to neighbour, from daughter to neighbour. Each aware of the need for fences and gates that define a healthy, happy neighbourhood. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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The Moment of Change

The moment of change is the only poem. ~Adrienne Rich

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Be You

Whatever you are, be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln

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The Play

The play ended on an unhappy note not how we wrote, nor as we’d hoped. But as the curtain dropped to the floor I heard the closing of a door and knew this drama had just begun, off stage right, … Continue reading

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Perfect

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. ~Lin Yutang

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Come Alive

“Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman

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Astounding

If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves. ~Thomas Edison

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True Resilience

True resilience is about much more than simply surviving the worst day of your life. It’s about thriving every day of your life. ~Rick Hanson

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Courage To Become You

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. ~Steve Jobs

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Whatever Happened to Honest Debate

Honest debate used to be making points to substantiate my perspective, then listening as you argue yours. Now debate feels more like war – attack, retreat, attack with more deadly words and weapons of past mistakes until points disappear and … Continue reading

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Decide to be Happy

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” ~Hugh Downs

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