Robin Williams…

I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people [who] make you feel all alone.

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Loving yourself…

…has nothing to do with being selfish, self-centered, or self-engrossed. It means that you accept yourself for what you are. Loving yourself means that you accept responsibility for your own development, growth, and happiness. When you love yourself, you pave the way for all you want and need to come to you at the right time in the perfect way.

( ~ Iyanla Vanzant )

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Stop Beating Yourself Up!

Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up! Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You don’t come with a book on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes, not because you planned to, but simply because you’re human. Failure is a part of creating a great life. ( ~ Les Brown )

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C. C. Colton (1780-1832), English Cleric & Writer

“That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge, and takes from him the least time.”

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“I’ve Learned…

…that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

…that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

…that you should always leave loved ones with loving words; it may be the last time you see them.

…that you can keep going long after you can’t.

…that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.”

( ~ Home Network )

More to follow…

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T.S. Elliott’s Thoughts on Editors & Writers

“Some editors are failed writers; but, so are some writers.”


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(*As taken from Whispers of the Lakota, written by Isabelle, 10th grade, Red Cloud Indian School)

“She smiles, she laughs, she hurts, she cries. … She holds it all deep inside. … She lives, she flies, she soars. … She dies. …She is the one I idolize. … She loves, she gives, she cares. … She is the one I know I will someday be . . . a hero, a mother, a child, a soul, the woman inside of me.”

(So beautiful, Isabelle…thank you.)

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Wisdom from Mother Teresa…

It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. BRING LOVE INTO YOUR HOME, for this is where our love for each other must start.


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A Quote From My New Favorite Author…

“Pride in your work puts joy in your day.” (Amish Proverb *)

* Taken from GONE MISSING, written by Linda Castillo, whom I just “discovered” two months ago; so far, I have read her first three books, one after the other. I am currently reading the fourth and just received the fifth and sixth in the mail this morning…have also pre-ordered the seventh in the series (being released in paperback in early May) “starring” Chief of Police Kate Burkholder. The setting is Ohio (where I was born) and the murders of several Amish teenage girls/women (for the most part) and a number of Amish families. Since first “discovering” Greg Iles, and reading seven of his books in a row, one after the other, Castillo is the only other author I have enjoyed so much to the point that I just MUST continue to read every book in the series, because it’s simply impossible for me to read anything else until I finish all that Castillo has to offer regarding the main character, the setting, and most significantly, the Amish way of life, in which I grew up.

With that said, I obviously recommend this author and this specific series with great enthusiasm! Please check it out…I promise you won’t be sorry!

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Thought for the day…

You can’t regret anything that leads to your children.

(From The Rescue: A Novel by Anita Shreve…great read…highly recommended.)

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