“Stand tall. Hold your head [up] high. Smile. Laugh. Give hugs…lots* of hugs. You are a teacher; you are a hero.” ( – Unknown)

*emphasis added

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The Dalai Lama

“Anger cannot be overcome by anger. If someone is angry with you, and you show anger in return, the result is a disaster. On the other hand, if you control your anger and show its opposite…love, compassion, tolerance, and patience…not only will you remain peaceful, but the other person’s anger will also diminish.”

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Wishful Thinking

“Let’s all take a moment [to] be thankful that spiders don’t fly!”

[OHHH, amen to that!]

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( – Project Eve)

“Here’s to strong women: may we know them, may we be them, [and] may we raise them.”

Fortunately, God blessed me with all three…

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( – The … Guide to Loving Life)

“My to-do list for today: (1) Count my blessings; (2) practice kindness; (3) let go of what I can’t control; (4) listen to my heart [and my gut feel]; (5) be productive, yet calm; and (6) just breathe.”

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Frank Lloyd Wright

“If you ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it… But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”

Read this, like it, and felt the urge to share it; thanks…well said, Frank.

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Thought for the day…

“Life is too short to worry about what others say or think about you…so have fun and give them something to talk about…” ( – Annetta Powell)

(I love the way this woman thinks! Amen, Annetta!)

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Something for you to consider…

“I know people who feel like they’ve wasted years of their lives because of poor choices. They spent years in a relationship that was toxic, years with an addiction, years at a job where they [were not] fulfilled. But you have to realize [that] nothing you have been through is ever wasted.Your past experiences, good and bad, have deposited something . . . inside . . . you. Those challenges have sharpened you to make who you are today.”

( – Author Unknown)…but thanks for sharing this, Kay. It speaks volumes!

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“The kind of beauty I want is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within: strength, courage, [and] dignity.”

Another beautiful quote by the late Ruby Dee.

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RIP, Ruby Dee…

My daughter Michelle sent me this, and I want to share it with all of you because it fits me perfectly…(Ruby just must have had me in mind when she said it!)

“This Ruby Dee quote totally reminds me of you, Mom.

‘I think you mustn’t tell your body, you mustn’t tell your soul, “I’m going to retire.” You may be changing your life emphasis, but [there are] still things that you have in mind to do that now [seem] the right time to do. I really don’t believe in retiring as long as [I] can breathe.

The last sentence, especially, is right on…thank you, Michelle. xo

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