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Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” So please add your thoughts or comments on my blog and together we’ll build a stronger community!

Elderly Woman Ditches Her Cane To Dance!

Elderly Woman Ditches Her Cane To Dance!

When we find the courage to release our crutches (excuses) – just as this woman released her cane – we grab the potential to accomplish our goals. Letting go of things that hold us back – especially things of our own making – gives us power. You’ll find that there are many things of your own making that you can overcome!

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The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell

The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell

This song celebrates the passage of time in a child’s life, but “the seasons, they go round and round” for us all. I hope this serves as a gentle reminder to take steps toward your dream each day, or at least support those you love who do, especially the children.

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Want To Have A Good Night's Sleep? Begin With Meow!

Want To Have A Good Night's Sleep? Begin With Meow!

Want to fall asleep with a smile on your face and peaceful thoughts? Watch these cute animal videos! Their cuteness will calm your mind and cleanse your mental palate, replacing the stress of the day, at least for a while. You can watch them now, but you’ll want to watch them just before you go to bed to get the full effect. Enjoy them and have a wonderful night’s sleep then wake up and be ready to Begin with Yes.

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Would You Give Him Food?

Would You Give Him Food?

This is an eye-opening social experiment that makes us wonder how we would react in these situations. Many of us make quick judgments based on what we see in front of us, when if we took a minute to think we'd know that there's always more than meets the eye. As with many things in life, a brief pause before reacting would likely change our action.

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When You Stumble and Rise You Only Get Stronger

When You Stumble and Rise You Only Get Stronger

The song “Stumble and Rise” serves as a good reminder to keep moving forward. Listen to it here and let it bring you comfort and reassure you that it's all ok. And if you know someone who could use a bit of encouragement please share this and help them find the strength and courage to take the next step on their journey.

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Mom Cuddles Quadruplets. Then Daddy Comes In!

Mom Cuddles Quadruplets. Then Daddy Comes In!

It seems like many of you like adorable baby posts… and I do to! Scientists say that smiling leads to a decrease in stress-induced hormones that negatively affect your physical and mental health. Imagine if you could wake up like this every day? Simpler times… laughter… it just doesn’t get any better!

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Son Makes Surprise Video To Help Mom Find Love

Son Makes Surprise Video To Help Mom Find Love

What a heartwarming story! Alex Lyngaas spent a year making a secret video of his mom, Eva, to help her find love, and now he's sharing it with the world. He posted it on YouTube and it's getting lots of attention. Her reaction is priceless, and although the results of search aren't in yet, the the number of young women who are interested in dating him is amazing.

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Toby's Bath

Toby's Bath

This video is for those of you asked for an update on our new puppy, Toby. I gave him a bath after he came back from playing in the snow and mud at the dog park, and apparently my drying job left a little bit to be desired!

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The Parable Of The Donkey

The Parable Of The Donkey

Read this simple story about learning to let things go. Cultures who teach their children through the stories of elders have deeper values, and valuing the wisdom of the elders creates more respect. We could use more of that today.

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What Is Love?

What Is Love?

This question has been asked thousands of times, yet we all struggle to put the best answers into practice. They say, “practice makes perfect”, so I thought I’d share my thoughts and ask for yours so we can all get better at being more loving. After all, “love makes the world go ‘round!”

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Oh What a Beautiful Morning

Oh What a Beautiful Morning

“Good morning” is much more than a pleasant greeting; it’s a choice we get to make every day when we roll out of bed. What will you choose today? I hope this song helps you start your day on a good note! I couldn't decide which version to share so I included all of them, and I'm sure one of them will leave this tune in your head all day long! (you're welcome ;-))

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Before I Die I Want To…

Before I Die I Want To…

This is powerful stuff… not just the question she poses but how she describes what it means. I’m creating a virtual “Before I Die” wall here and would love to have you join me in this.

It’s way more powerful if you watch Candy Chang’s short presentation, so please check it out and share your “Before I die I want to…” statement in the comments below. Your statement will not only make you think about your life, but will inspire others too!

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Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching

Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching

This is one of my favorite songs! Most people don’t know it was written by Charlie Chaplin. Although he was famous for making movies with no words, this song is proof that he certainly knew how to use them! I hope you find some comfort and encouragement in these words.

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LIVING WITH A DREAM: What You're Looking For

LIVING WITH A DREAM: What You're Looking For

Listen to “What You're Looking For” from the “Living With a Dream” compilation. The words that make this song especially meaningful for me are “trouble less, surrender more”, which to me is about being more present in the moment and not worrying so much about tomorrow. Focusing on the “here and now” and the things we can control vs. those we can't leads to a more fulfilling and peaceful life. If you want to use this song as a reminded you can get a copy on the Music page, where you'll also find other songs with inspirational messages.

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Are you still waiting for the train?

Are you still waiting for the train?

“When you focus your attention on the power you don’t have, you miss out discovering the power that you do have.” Most of us would like to feel more powerful and have more influence on how our lives unfold. Yet instead of seeking our power, we spend time waiting patiently for circumstances to manifest in ways we want them to.

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God and Lawn Care

God and Lawn Care

God said to St. Francis: “Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan. But now all I see are these green rectangles.”

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Want to feel more alive? Take a leap of faith!

Want to feel more alive? Take a leap of faith!

Have you ever said things to yourself like “I could have, I should have, I would have if…”? I’m writing this to encourage more of you to say YES and take a leap of faith sometime. Remember, YOU control the little voice in your head; it doesn’t control you! You’ll learn more from having some successes and failures than you ever will from standing still.

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You only truly fail when you give up!

You only truly fail when you give up!

Sometimes it may seem impossible to continue on – like in this video – but if you dig deep down you can always find a way. Whether it's failing at love, failing to achieve your financial goals, failing to excel in your chosen career, or whatever your ambition may be, you only truly fail when you give up.

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Remember This:  LAUGHTER Makes LIFE Feel LIGHTER

Remember This: LAUGHTER Makes LIFE Feel LIGHTER

If you're ever feeling down, remember this saying: LAUGHTER makes LIFE feel LIGHTER. Find something funny to watch, go to a comedy show, or call a friend who makes you laugh. At some point you'll be looking at your situation with a different perspective and finding a bit of humor in whatever you're facing, and the world won't seem quite as daunting.

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